computers, injury

Ouch Ouch Ouch-old tower computers are good for something

Somehow, I twisted my knee. How someone who doesn’t walk does that I don’t know. A pain in the butt I understand. The human body did not evolve to sit eighteen hours a day. About once a month I need to spend a couple of days in bed with my weight off it. But a twisted knee????

Ouch lowrezLuckily, I just moved an old tower computer where it makes a perfect foot rest. The only thing that eases the pain is to keep my foot elevated.

I’ve learned that I need to be able to access a computer. No computer means withdrawal symptoms for me. I get very irritable, more shaky than usual, and can’t sleep. It’s like I’m coming off some drug.

Looks like lots of playing with that Head Mounted Display (HMD) I got Tuesday. There is a Golf game that looks very interesting. I’ll post about it in a few days.

 

 

landscaping, Metaverse, second life, virtual world

Round and Round and Bitching About Unthinking People

This morning I drove my two powered wheelchairs round and round for an hour on a circuit in my house. Boring!!! It’s been raining since Monday here so I can’t get outside to do the outside exercise I like to do. Rain and electric powered wheelchairs are not a good mix.

Is exercise really exercise when you need to use an electric powered chair to move any significant distance? Technically I guess not but it does make me feel better. I also try to spend time in virtual worlds to keep my mind active.

Saturday I finally got someone that says he will build a connection from my front emergency ramp to the street. That way out of the house is there in case of fire or power failure. As usual the guy didn’t think when he started working Saturday. He dug out the area at the end of existing ramp leaving a big ten inch pit at the end of the existing ramp then he left. Knowing it was going to rain. It will be like that for at least a week and a half or longer.

That may not sound like much of a drop and rise to someone who can walk but it means I’m trapped if there is a fire or the power goes out. When I pointed this out to him he just shrugged and did nothing.

It’s the same non thinking and uncaring response able bodied people have been giving me for decades. Of course there is the usual taking the handicapped parking place or parking their car in front of the curb cut that allows me to get out of the street then saying “It’s okay, I’ll only be a few minutes.” Guess what I have things to do too and I sure don’t want to be stuck in the middle of the street with the crazy drivers we have today.

Oh I forgot if you are handicapped you are not supposed to complain when someone who can walk treats you like shit. Well it is better than it was. A few years ago someone I knew had to pee in a coffee can at work since he couldn’t get in the bathroom. It’s a good thing he was male.