“Color will put a smile on anyone’s face.”

My keyboard has a bad key. I cannot type an H. I have to copy and paste one from a sheet where I have small and capitalized h’s. It is driving me crazy. I looked up solutions but none worked. My friend minicapt was always my MAC guy. He’d give me the solutions which usually solved the problems. Now I’ll have to take this to the Apple store. I would have a dog named Henry.

It poured yesterday. The rain was so heavy it drowned out every sound except the pounding on the roof. It reminded me of rain falling on the tin roof of my house in Ghana. I loved it.

Today is cloudy and damp, but it feels warm. Nothing is stirring, not a branch, not a leaf. The trees in the backyard are still winter bare. They are framed by the cloudy sky and look like silhouettes.

My front garden has hyacinths blooming. They are pink, blue and purple. On the forsythia the yellow buds are almost flowers. I am hungry for their color.

My dog has mastered the dog door, coming and going. The remaining problem is he hasn’t yet figured out he can go whenever he wants. Henry goes up and down the hall a few times which prompts my asking if he needs out. That’s like giving permission so out he goes.

My larder is still full including my freezer, but the food just hasn’t tickled my taste buds. Last night I drove to Dennisport and bought Thai food. The coconut shrimp was my favorite. I also bought chicken satay, scallion pancakes and a noodle dish with vegetables. I have enough for my supper tonight. My taste buds are happy.

I am watching The Day Time Ended. A family is living in the desert in a solar house. An alien construction appears and disappears. Green lights shine in a couple of rooms. A tiny green alien appears to the grandmother and the granddaughter. Lights fly toward the house from the sky. Aliens fight each other outside the house and try to get inside to kill the family. A UFO saves the family by transporting them to the future. They are still in the desert. They leave the safety of their house and begin riding horses across the desert. They see their missing son-in-law, daughter and granddaughter and a domed city. They are saved. I lasted through this entire movie. There must be some sort of a award.

The clouds are nearly gone. I can see the sun and a blue sky. Maybe it will be good day after all.

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10 Comments on ““Color will put a smile on anyone’s face.””

  1. olof1 Says:

    We’ve had sunshine, rain and hail today but it has been rather nice no matter which of them we’ve had but I am glad I was in the car when it started to hail 🙂

    I’ll go to the dentist tomorrow, either a filling has fallen out or the tooth has broken. I was lucky to get an appointment already tomorrow, someone else had just called in and cancelled their time. Still, it’ll most likely cost an arm and a leg 🙂 🙂 No pain though, not even when I drank really cold water so I doubt they’ll have to do much more than to just put in new filling.

    Have a great day!

    Christer.

    • katry Says:

      Christer,
      I like to see hail from inside, but it seldom happens here. I can’t even remember the last time it hailed.

      The rain will be back tomorrow. I suppose I ought not to complain as it was absolutely beautiful today. It even went over 60˚.

      I go to the dentist every six months to have my teeth cleaned. They take x-rays every year, but that didn’t help when I got a massive toothache on a Friday. It was awful until Monday when it got pulled so I understand your needing to get a quick appointment. I have dental insurance so that helps a little.

      I hope all goes well!


  2. It will be a great day! 🙂

  3. Birgit Says:

    Enry is a nice name too 😉
    I’m glad I have an old-fashioned keyboard which I can vacuum, shower and take apart occasionally or just buy another one for a few Euros.
    I don’t know enough about Apple computers, not my cup of tea. Can you change the keyboard layout on your computer for individual keys? Then you could take a key you usually don’t need or a function key and use it for the H.
    Or does Apple allow other keyboards so you can just plug in an old one or a cheap USB keyboard and switch it in the settings? Probably not, Apple doesn’t like cheap solutions.
    Just thinking, is there any color name which contains an “h”?

    • katry Says:

      Birgit,
      With Henry I guess I’ll have to pretend to be cockney!

      Someone suggested I gently remove the offending key and clean underneath it as that is probably the problem.

      I bought an external keyboard for my iPad and tried to use it with my computer. Nope, the Apple refused to recognize the keyboard. You’re right about cheap solutions.

      I found a Complete List of Current Crayola Crayon Colors. The h
      is found in chestnut, mahogany, orchid, fuchsia, midnight blue, and a few more I didn’t list because most of them are a bit remote.

  4. Ken Traynor Says:

    Call the dog Enery, like the song “Enery the eighth


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