My new Sony earphones arrived and I tried them out yesterday. David says he can’t hear anything when I play them, but that is not reassuring as he can’t hear much anyway.
Before Julie comes Friday to take David to Costco, he is supposed to be researching the cost of hearing aids on Amazon, but after one initial attempt, when he found the item in his prescription but couldn’t print a copy of the online item, he gave up.
The problem is, I have an HP wireless printer. He has a printer upstairs connected to his desktop computer, but wanted to print downstairs from the HP laptop I gave him.
For whatever reason, he couldn’t make the connection. Now I am mostly an Apple fan these days, so I didn’t feel like learning how to do it for him. My clever Apple laptop (purchased at the Apple store with the printer) connected to the HP printer automatically. I think the HP laptop would too, but David gets hung up on words.
This is sad because he was an AT&T engineer and he built our first home computers. When he became a patent examiner for the Patent and Trade Office, he explained the various parts of the computer to his fellow patent examiners. He even hung computer parts on his office walls to help educate them. But that was then.
Now almost age 87, David retired from the government at age 73 and some of his former colleagues have died. He’s in relatively good health physically. I encourage him to do things like read and walk (even if it’s at the hospital center) to help him stay as healthy as he can for as long as he can. I’m thinking about this again, because our anniversary is tomorrow and when I wake up in the night, its David I worry about. Useless to worry but life is so short.
Wedding Day 1982
I saw my gastroenterologist yesterday and scheduled my procedure for next Wednesday. Great fun ahead. Physical therapy tomorrow for both of us.