A Contemplative Life = When In doubt, Log out – A Simple Solution And A Squirrel’s POV Or What are friends for?

Alan, my friend in Oregon, called to tell me that it was cloudy and dark today. He said all he wanted to do was eat carbs and sleep. (Hmm. I feel like that too.)

Asparagus Pizza

Alan had something else on his mind. Alas, his hearing was damaged by jet fighter pilots flying exercises over the marina where he was helping a friend refurbish a boat. The jets roared overhead and blew out his already damaged ears.

His hearing aids were no longer helping him. Alan requested that when he asked me to repeat something, that I should not be offended. “Not a problem.”

The heart of Alan’s problem that caused him the most frustration was that he had created folders for over two-hundred documents and moved them into files. A lot of work went into this project. However, he found in his attempts to look into the files that he was getting an ominous message: Permission denied to access the documents. (Hmmm.) I keep listening). The process sounded straight forward.

I asked a few questions. He explained as he tried to open his folders…and so forth. Permission Denied. on his iPad. Over and over again. Whoops!

After some back and forth, I suggest he log into iCloud from his iPad to check to see if the documents were visible there. Okay long story shortened, there was a lot of fiddling around with me sending links for Alan to open on HOW TO 1. Get into iCloud; 2. Find where to look for answers to the problem; 3. look at documents-do see anything there…?

Deep dish Pizza

Meanwhile I am googling answers to the problem. After of bit of searching I couldn’t find any useful post newer than 2012. Neither was any info that I found vaguely related to his lack of permission to get to his two-hundred documents. There’s more back and forth between us and Alan is on turbo charge velocity, while I am begging him to let me think.

En Fin, Finally, after some vague stabs in the dark, Alan reveals that he has made all these files on his phone. (Silly me, I thought he had done all this on his iPad.) I had been directing him to do the searching on his iPad. HONK! Wrong way, buddy.

Dialogue Follows:

Me: Can you get to the documents on your iPhone?

Alan: Let me see. Yes.

Me: You can open them there?

Alan: Yes.

Me: Close Pages and log out of your iPad.

Alan: Oh, I haven’t done that in a long time. Snicker.

Me: Close Pages and shut down your iPad. You have to do that regularly or it screws things up.

Alan: Close pages and turn off the iPad. I’ll wait 15 seconds.

Me: Wait longer.

Alan: Okay.


ME: Turn on your iPad. See if you can get to the documents.

Alan: Turns on iPad. Checks documents.

Me: Can you see them?

Alan: I can’t open them…wait. Yes! Oh, they didn’t cycle through because I didn’t log out of my iPad.

Me: When in Doubt; Log out.

Alan: something something something

Me: Put a note somewhere, When in doubt; Log out.

Alan: I worship at your feet!

Me: I don’t think you’d want to do that, if you could see my floor. It needs vacuuming.

Alan: I give you a kiss.

Me: When in doubt; Log out.

What are friends for, if not to help each other out in these times?

Now for Something Completely Different!

Comic Relief about life for the Humanitoids. A Contemplative Life

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Squirrel’s Contemplative Live CKatt – 11-8-2020
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Without these tree where would we Humanitoids be?

Thanks for stopping by my kitchen.

Stay well wherever you may be.


About kunstkitchen

Visual artist and writer hunting words, languages, visions, and insight in my kitchen - connecting Art (Kunst) and culture and slow food cooking. Classically trained artist. Paint and draw with traditional materials. Live in the Northland where it's six months of winter. Appreciate the little things in life. Sharing food and art experiences and the lessons that my talented and generous friends have given me.
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2 Responses to A Contemplative Life = When In doubt, Log out – A Simple Solution And A Squirrel’s POV Or What are friends for?

  1. mydangblog says:

    “When in doubt, log out”—I love that!

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