Better Living through Technology
Recently, I bought a Bluetooth device to use with my cell phone, so that when I'm driving, I can still take calls from my husband (or those annoying machine people who want to tell me I've won 1,000 free air miles - the ones that make me swear -- colourfully and quite illegally, I'm sure -- into my telephone).
After a good deal of hassle, I also found a voltage converter that I think is the one I need to run (or charge) my laptop, hair dryer, Bluetooth, and cell phone while I'm in England. It's about 2x3 inches and weighs just over seventy-five pounds. Well, that may be a slight exaggeration, but I'm trying very hard to keep my luggage as light as possible on this trip, and I deeply resent every extra ounce.
I'm sitting in The Vault now, staying away from home until my water is turned back on. The city left a notice on my door last night to the effect that they would be working on the water mains, and therefore the water would be shut off for eight hours, from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m., which is a little baffling. So maybe my water is on again now, or maybe it won't go on until four o'clock. There's no telling -- but I don't want to be at home when there's no water. I keep having overwhelming urges to take a shower or something -- even though I already did that at 7 a.m. Aren't people strange?