After three days of shredding files my shredder bit the dust, it will only run in reverse spitting wads of confetti sized paper out the top. One of the pitfalls of a home office is that unless we fix broken stuff ourselves, no one else will. The remote phones are not holding a charge, so I might as well purchase batteries for them while I’m out. The smoke alarm at the top of the stairs starts beeping about 5 hours after a battery replacement, don’t know what to do about this other than remove the battery and render the alarm useless, I guess a call to the electrician is in order. We just refurbished the security system, it kept sending signals that the doors were being tampered….new batteries fixed that issue. Oh, how we rely on electronic gadgets today to keep functioning, some days we can’t live with ’em but most of the time we can’t live without ’em.
Gail Niebrugge, Alaska artist