I went to help John set up his new iPad today, which took a while. He hadn't got iTunes and, although he had an Apple account, he didn't realise it and didn't know the password. By the time all was sorted out, I had to come home so I left him with a manual on his computer and a suggestion that he practise, and that once he knows just what he wants, I'll be around again if he needs help. I rather hope he will, admittedly, I haven't had nearly enough fun yet.
At least it's good experience for when I buy my iPad. I have saved up and am ready to go, as soon as the crush has died down for the first iPad2 buyers.
Ro and Dora are coming over for a late lunch and Weeza, Phil and Zerlina for an early tea. The two meals won't quite meet in the middle. I need to go shopping in the morning for extras. Weeza and I had a fine conversation this evening and I chortled a lot. A woman and her daughter, a woman and her mother, can share and laugh about all sorts of things, including quite personal matters. When Weeza was in her late teens, she was telling me stuff and I was a bit "errr" and she said "Mum, I'm treating you as a friend, not as a mother," and it realigned my thoughts somewhat.
You know I went to the zoo the week before last? - it was with John's son and family - well, since then he (the son) has had acute appendicitis and an operation. Apparently, the appendix burst as it was being removed - John said he thought I would want to know all the details - of course, I knew you would too...ew... anyway, it was all right and he's home again, though not much chance of a rest with three young children.
Sandy thought, from my measured and careful comments, that I'd gone off the idea of the school applying for independence as an academy. No indeed, I haven't. It's just that I have to remember that my maverick tendencies aren't for everyone, so I have to be sure that my preference is backed up by facts. As I'm the most cautious maverick that anyone could hope to find, that is not at all unlikely. But I'll have an open mind to the end - even past the governors' decision, because nothing is final until the last paper is signed.