Just when I thought things were going alright, when I'd started to be able to see again...I thought I'd gotten almost back to normal just in time to enjoy what's left of my vacation.
No such luck.
My laptop has developed a very strange and frustrating internet-related error. If I'm online for more than five minutes (and sometimes a lot less) a Windows NT error restarts my computer. I don't run
Windows NT; Gateway installed it on the laptop, but I've been cheerfully ignoring it for most of a year. Now for whatever reason it's decided it wants to come out and play, so I've got to spend my last week of vacation fighting with my computer.
Windows is such a nightmare, I swear. I could almost be seriously nostalgic for Windows 98- but it had issues, too. Damn Bill Gates! It's all his fault anyway. No human has a right to that much money. Unless it's me, or someone who'll share with me. :)
Bought a very crappy pair of reading glasses at Wal-Mart in the power my doc prescribed- word of advice. Don't buy reading glasses at Wal-Mart. I thought it was just me having eye issues at first, but Mom tried them and got a headache, so we've decided that they just suck. So I'm back to using the high-powered readers I had made back when I was trying contacts. I'm starting to think the doc is right, and they're too
strong, but at least they work and I can live with them- which means, in theory, I should be able to muddle through school if my new glasses aren't in by then.
School. August 18. It seemed so much farther away a week ago. Now it's almost here, I don't feel like I'm ready, and I'm a bit scared. New classes, buildings I've never been to before- and vision I'm still getting adjusted to.
I'm writing this from the desktop computer in Mom's room, which is the only other computer we own I can work with right now. Her laptop would be easier to use, and I could use that whenever I wanted, but I can't get it at an angle where I can see the screen right now. So that's out.
Have been checking the Urbandruid
pages for lack of anything better to do. I've discovered that a couple of my sites, namely the Star Wars fic and the Stark pages, have overlarge graphics; you have to scroll sideways to see the whole thing. Not that anyone cares; I'm still the only member of the Stark fanlisting, and no one's submitted anything to the fic archive, either. As for the Star Wars fic, well, there's absolutly no decent content on that site that can't be read at the main fic site
Still, I'm feeling like I ought to do something about those sites. Maybe I'll just give them both splash pages with disclaimers stating they were designed on a laptop.
I'd forgotten how much I dislike using other people's computers; how much I'm used to having everything just so, those little quirks I've developed.
Trying to catch up on my friends list, but it's slow going, between the eyes, overpowered reading glasses, the HP fic drabbles that seem to be taking over said friends list- oh yes, and the fact that this not being my computer, I could get thrown off just about any time now. Though she'll probably let me finish what I'm typing first.
Anyway, it's not that I'm ignoring you guys, just that I'm having issues. Life issues, eye issues, and computer issues.
Damn you, Anna! Why must you pick this week to be such a bitch? *glares at laptop*
In slightly more cheerful news, I seem to be able to come up with titles again- now if only I could write
Hmm. Maybe if I do something funky with the colors in Word...