Sunday, July 13, 2014

Sunday Salon...A Change of Climate

Sunday Salon finds me frustrated.  My lap top has had issues, so I'm forced to wait till one of the guys is not using their computers to do "anything" .  My husband has some weird program on that keeps asking me if I'm him.  Way too much security, wait till he sees I've "fixed that".  It's been an unusual week, other than I'm still waiting for workmen to get to me and do things they have been paid for.  I told my husband that it was his job to wait, but then again I can't exactly have him staying home from work to wait.  So it's me... that means I'll be missing my watercolour workshop tomorrow.  DANG! The inside job is very SLOW! and there are no inside fairies at work.  A dear friend is not doing well, and I suspect she'll give up.  SAD, all around story.  Why do some people just have it so hard? 

The rest of the week I imagine will be a bit of this and a bit of that.  It is suppose to cool down, so I'm hoping to use "pesticides" on my lillies, imagine a bug eating my beautiful lillies, one day they were there and then they weren't. 
I try really hard not to use pesticides, but this did it, between the red spider bite, and no I'm not radioactive, but I still have a hard unhealed spot in the area where I was bitten, so pesticides it is.  We here in the GTA are not permitted to use harsh chemicals so I'm not sure what I bought will be very effective, but dish liquid just didn't do it.

On the reading front,  I finished Change of Climate, Hilary Mantel,  a good story, which I enjoyed reading, even if it left me very sad.  I can't remember who reviewed it, but thank you for suggesting it.  It was well worth the trip to the library. 
Ralph and Anna Eldred are an exemplary couple, devoting themselves to doing good. Thirty years ago as missionaries in Africa, the worst that could happen did. Shattered by their encounter with inexplicable evil, they returned to England, never to speak of it again. But when Ralph falls into an affair, Anna finds no forgiveness in her heart, and thirty years of repressed rage and grief explode, destroying not only a marriage but also their love, their faith, and everything they thought they were.

My young niece is a missionary, and we worry. 

up next,  The Wives of Los Alamos, Tarashea Nesbit.  I'm not quite half way through, but so far all I can say is "we've come a long way baby..." or have we?


Margaret @ BooksPlease said...

Computers can be so frustrating - and waiting in for workmen too!

I've borrowed Change of Climate from the library too - started it and then had to leave it for a while because of other books and lots of family things on at the moment. Glad you liked it, I must get back to it very soon!

Trish said...

I'm so sorry about your friend. It's hard to watch the ones we love struggle. And bummer about the laptop. :( I contracted a virus on my computer a month or so ago and finally last week hub had to take my computer back to factory settings just to wipe it clean. So frustrating.

I hope that this week brings you some sunshine and pest-free lilies.

Nise' said...

GRR.. I get so fed up with those wait times. Have it when our new fridge gets delivered next week. Sorry about your friend.

Annie said...

computer problems are so frustrating, aren't they?
hmmm...I am sure your hubby will be pleased you fixed the security on his computer! ;-)

ouch my shoulder problem is not fixed, maybe it was the babysitting that triggered it again. But he is such a cute baby.

Cant seem to get into reading again yet, but enjoy your reviews Irene. Do hope your friend will be OK.

bermudaonion said...

I hate waiting around for work to be done. I always feel like I'm in the way and I never know what to do with myself.

Kelly said...

I hope your computer issues get fixed soon. We all depend on them for so many things, so I can imagine how frustrating it is to not have it working! We use pesticides at our house. We just had a company come out and treat our house for ants. They found the nest and killed them. Sometimes you just have to do it!

Vicki said...

Sorry to hear about your friend.

My nephew is a pastor, and he goes on mission trips with his family. My sister also was a missionary when she was alive.

I recently read The Wives Of Los Alamos and loved it!! I hope you do too!

Donna said...

I am so sorry to hear about your friend. Illness and circumstances can really take an emotional toll. I know all to well from experience. I will keep her in my prayers for comfort and healing.

Gah - computer troubles and getting contractors to do work - two of my pet peeves as well. I hope it all works out for you!

Jenny said...

Life can indeed heap hardship on those who seem the least deserving of it. I'm glad your friend has you for a friend, dear Irene. As to your laptop troubles, I'd be nothing without my MacBook Pro. TG uses an iPad but that's not enough computer for me. Luckily I also have a desktop iMac so if (Heaven forfend) one goes into the shop, I'm covered. xoxo

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