Where do you stand on reading instructions? I am so bad at doing so. I suppose what it is is that I am so impatient. I want to get started on whatever it is that I am dealing with, so I look at it and think - oh yes - that goes there - I see how this works. And of course in nine cases out of ten I am struggling and fumbling about and usually having to ask somebody else to help. And boy is it annoying when they read the instructions, tick off each one as they do it and end up with the thing working perfectly. I have always been the same and I don't think I shall change now.
And, of course, all my chickens have come home to roost at once with the disastrous fire which has destroyed our transmitter so that we have limited stations we can watch on television and only then through a series of moves using the remote control. And the situation doesn't look like changing any time soon. Friend S has shown me how to get the available channels - but sometimes I succeed and sometimes I have to have several tries before I actually manage to get to where I want to go. It is so frustrating and likely to be like that for some time from what I understand.
Added to that this morning my hearing aid has come apart. It is not difficult to put back together but it is fiddly and one needs to be gentle with it, otherwise it would easily break. It is a matter of fitting two little 'blobs' (for want of a better word) into two little holes. I am always shaky - very much so this morning - and I can't do it so in addition to any other woes I can't hear. My carer, who has a high, female voice, is on a register I can hear clearly so I have been able to chat to her. But unless I can find someone who knows what they are doing to put my aid back together I seem destined to a day of silence.
C'est la vie!
Back in the Land of the Living - hearing loud and clear even if there is the odd whistle.