Yesterday was a rather dull day, weather-wise. We were meaning to go to the supermarket, but both elevators were out of order. It’s one thing to walk down the stairs, but to walk up, nine flights of stairs, with grocery bags?! Nah …. then you really have to stop and think about if it’s really that pressing. I met the super out in the stairwell and he told me it would take several hours before the repairman arrived.
I got stuck in the elevator, just the other day. Stood there, for … I don’t know, perhaps five, ten minutes, waiting, to see if anything would happen. I was alone in there, so I got the opportunity to think about my situation … and really ‘take in’ the feeling of being stuck in an elevator. It was a first for me. I was totally calm and cool about it, didn’t feel the slightest bit of panic. Eventually, I pressed the button with a telephone on it, which took me to some call-center somewhere. She asked me my name (?) and if I had a cellphone with me (??). For once, I didn’t! Usually, when I go down to the laundry room, I do bring it, but this time I’d just brought down a bag of newspapers for recycling. At the same time as she answered, the doors slid open, so I just left and walked up. Some unexpected exercise there!
So, yesterday I didn’t do much. Was sitting here, reading a review of the iPhone6+ in one of the countless tech sites I’m subscribed to. It was a long article. The guy who wrote it, and I, seemed to be in total agreement about everything … I really liked with I read because he felt the same way as I. When I got down to the comments section — they can be fun to read, at times — the first person said: «Is this supposed to be a review?! I think it’s a love letter!» I smiled when I read it — it was true, but I hadn’t noticed … I’d just been sort of, nodding in agreement, throughout the article.
The other day I got the new operative system Yosemite, for my computer. This apparently happens every year when you have a Mac. I’ve been through the procedure once before [Mavericks]. When I started the download, the progress bar told me it would take more than four hours. For most other people it took 30 minutes. Internet is slow in this building. Anyway, when all was said and done, it seemed to do something good to my computer. I had a problem before, where … as soon as it fell asleep, it disconnected from the wifi. Each time I came back and woke it up, I had to connect to the wifi again, which could be slightly annoying. This is really one of those First World problems! 🙂 Now it’s gone! What is most noticeable about the new is of course the flat design of the interface. I will get used to that too, but I will miss those three, little glassy balls in the top left corner. Also, when I write on a note, for example, then I just leave it there and walk away … I can pick it up and continue on the iPad or iPhone. Or so they say … it has only worked once so far.