AFO modifications and other things
So last night was another night of no sleep. I was up till about 6 am or so. I woke up around 11 and it was good that I did because I have no idea what happened to the alarm I set. I had breakfast. I wanted to brush my teeth but my mother was getting dressed so left little room for me to do it. Oh well. By the time I finished having breakfast, it was time for me to go to the bus stop.
It was cold but no rain, thank god. And it looked like the T had shoveled the bus stop out so that was good. I got some Starbucks and then left to go to the UPS store to make some copies. It only cost me 35 cents. Score. Thought it was going to cost more than that. The only thing that worries me is that my birth certificate, which the stupid food stamp office needs, didn’t copy right. It has “Void” all over the page. I hope they accept it anyways. I was finally able to have my mother sign the letter that I am living with her, as her transgender son. She didn’t like that one bit but she signed the paper anyway. I will mail it tomorrow or maybe after my sleep study Wednesday morning.
I went to the brace clinic and the guy was late. I didn’t care as I had nothing better to do. I canceled therapy as I didn’t want to see him. He made some modifications to the AFO I had. It felt a little better but I had to really lace up my sneaker for it to feel comfy, even though it bothered the top of my foot. Here is a pic of what it looks like with the new band on it. Now that part won’t irritate my leg. He said it will take a while to know if this works. I have already put it in my mind that I will use the fucking walking boot like I did yesterday as it works best to keep my ankle stable and decrease my pain.
Last night, before I had the no sleep party, I decided to try and install my printer drivers on the new laptop. After 45 minutes, nothing. Had the same problem I did the first time I got the printer so I don’t know what I am missing. I got to call support to figure it out. Then I couldn’t sleep so I finished Coraline. Great book! Now I have 12 books to read by the end of the year. HA, don’t think it is going to happen. I also tried to make a recovery disk using my old laptop. Nope, not happening because the old laptop is a 32 bit system. I am so fucking frustrated I am ready to send back the new laptop and get a refund. Don’t know if that is possible, but I can certainly try! I then get an email from the Dell support person and he wants to know how it is going. I tell him I haven’t been able to load the disk on my USB drive and I followed the directions precisely. Maybe I missed something so I will try again at another time as I don’t have 8 GB of space on my “system” for the damn thing to do its job. I formatted a 64 GB thumb drive for these stupid recovery disks. Why the fuck they can’t send it with the new laptop, to make everyone’s life easier, is beyond me!! Oh and he said that Win 10 takes up 20 GB. So where is the other 10 GB or so??? I am so annoyed. I had to step back from the email before I threw the laptop out the window.