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Down On The Farm [May. 22nd, 2013|09:20 am]
Tony Grist
Before there was Wikipedia there was Everyman's Encyclopaedia.  My mother has a copy. It doesn't continuously update itself but otherwise it's perfectly serviceable. if you want to know- say- whether Malaga is a city or a province it'll tell you.

The answer, by the way, is "both".

i used to wonder how we managed before there was an Internet. Now I remember.

My mother is bright and cheerful. It's just her legs that don't work.  We could hire professionals to live in and look after her at enormous expense or do the job ourselves. We've opted for the latter.

Life's a bit slow down on the farm. My mother has a routine that is not our routine but we'll adapt to it- or die trying. Since we're going to be living with her most of the time we need to import some home comforts. The rabbits for starters. My mother has several sheds she doesn't use and I've cleared one to house them. Also- in spite of the excellence of Everyman's Encyclopaedia- we're arranging Internet access.
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From: artkouros
2013-05-22 12:07 pm (UTC)
When I was about 5 my parents bought a set of World Book encyclopedias. That's where I learned to read. I still remember the big double page color illustrations of the history of cars. And the science fair experiments with electricity, light and ion propulsion, If I was a kid these days I'd probably waste all my time on video games.

I think it's great you're looking after your mom. I wish that was a viable option for me and my parents.
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[User Picture]From: poliphilo
2013-05-22 12:36 pm (UTC)
I'm Ailz's carer- which means I don't go out to work-so I'm flexible- and moving between homes isn't too big a deal.
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