I have an allergy to caffeine. It makes my heart beat really hard. It also doesn't affect me like it supposedly does for everyone else - ie - drinking it to stay awake. I'm still as tired, I just can't sleep because my heart is pounding. So, I rarely drink anything with caffeine in it. I can handle a small amount with no effects. Like a small glass of soda or half a cup of coffee. Last evening, after dinner I felt like I had just had a bunch of caffeine. What in the heck?! I'm sitting there, thinking to myself what could be causing this? I had a glass of Ruby Red Squirt later in the afternoon........wait......does that have caffeine in it?? I looked it up. Sure enough it does. Regular Squirt does not, so I did not think to check that this version had caffeine or not. It took hours for me to feel back to normal. I guess I won't be drinking that anymore, or at least only have a small glass.
Remember how I said I've been going into my mom's AOL email and clearing out any spam emails before she sees them? That's been working well. (and most of her junk goes right into her spam folder now). I'm able to intercept those emails she kept replying to where she thinks her aol account is getting closed. Well, for the past few weeks, it's like she hasn't been reading her emails and I'm wondering what is going on. Emails from various people. Like from my uncle. A newsletter she gets from her retirement group, etc. Then last week, I suddenly couldn't log into her AOL anymore.
Monday I call her (I call her cell, since I never know if she's home or at BF's) and she doesn't answer and I can't leave a message because it says her voicemail is full. So, I send her an email, chit chat about this and that. Yesterday morning I call her again and she said "oh ya, I thought your number showed on my cell phone, did you call?" I said yes, but your voicemail was full and so I sent you an email, did you get it? Well, no...this morning my computer is doing some update or something and I can't get on it. Says its like 60% done. Hmm..Then she says but I haven't been getting any emails lately..hmmmm again. So we talk a bit and finally her computer comes back up and I finally get her to figure out how to navigate to AOL. She says my stepbrother visited her a week or so ago and changed her password (ok! that explains why I can't get in now). I'm like why did he do that (she's confused enough, without having a new password!). She doesn't know. She tells me again, "but I haven't had any emails." I said, well I just sent you one yesterday, so I know you have one to read. She puts the new password he gave her. it doesn't work. I try it from my computer, it doesn't work. So, then from my screen I try resetting her password. It was either text her home# (that wouldn't work), call her home # with the security code, or email my stepbrother (he had put in his email as the contact). Since she was on her cell phone, I had it call her landline and she got the code. I then input the new password my step brother told her it was now and that worked. She's like "oh, look at all those emails!".
Ahhhh. I'm guessing that for some reason her original password got messed up or for whatever reason she wasn't able to log in and read her emails the past few weeks, so when he was visiting her last week, she probably mentioned something about it, so he changed it so she could...only for some reason, she still couldn't, but she didn't realize it. She just thought she didn't have any emails. She would open AOL and see that main page, but she wasn't logged in. So, now I have her new password and can still do my best to get rid of those pesky spam emails that confuse her. I was scared to ask if he/she changed her banking password. Next time I go visit we'll do another full update for my notebook of her info.
While I'm trying to get her to figure out/log into her email she kept thinking it was all working, then she's off seeing if she can get into Facebook still (she could) and trying to ask me questions about FB (which she never understands) and I'm like you need to go back to AOL. We still haven't got you logged into that yet! LOL. Then she's like ya, I see AOL, my bank, I see FB, it's all good. I'm like no, you are just seeing that they are saved as a favorite in Firefox. We still need to log into AOL so you can see that you do have email.
In other news, I ordered this cute little sign for the laundry room. Seemed fitting since we live on a river bank. I had come across it on Amazon months and months ago, but had just saved it to my favorites list. When I went to buy it a month or two ago it wasn't available. Then it showed up again, so I made sure to snag it. It was only $13, so I wasn't out too much for it.