Friends! — Wheel Tales of Willow City

Friends 4 Friends 00 Friends 4 Friends 01 Friends 4 Friends 02 Friends 4 Friends 03 Friends 4 Friends 04 Friends 4 Friends 05 Friends 4 Friends 06 Friends 4 Friends 07 Friends 4 Friends 08 Friends 4 Friends 09 Friends 4 Friends 10 Friends 4 Friends 11 Friends 4 Friends 12 Friends 4 Friends 13 Friends 4 Friends 14

The best thing you can do for a friend is to be a friend. Sometimes they might need company, sometimes a ride to do some errands. There are many folks that are essentially “shut-ins” and nearly never get out and when they do, they don’t have access to a car.

For some, they just need a hand to get some tools or supplies to get started on an important project. For example, helping someone get storage bins to begin the job of organizing clutter-gone-wild.


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Thank you!


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Interconnect! — Wheel Tales of Willow City

InterConnect 00 InterConnect 01 InterConnect 02 InterConnect 03 InterConnect 04 InterConnect 05 InterConnect 06 InterConnect 07 InterConnect 08 InterConnect 09Software companies put out patches and updates and upgrades so very often and sometimes it seems a bit prematurely. Some of these seem to break the whole computer system. What are you supposed to do when the problems caused by that patch/update/upgrade makes it so you can’t connect to the Internet or even so the computer won’t start. Many folks are lucky to have a second computer at hand, or a computer tech that they can call on. Others are just out of luck unless they can take their computer to a computer repair shop… and pay for the repairs.

Sometimes it is hard to get through to a help desk by phone and even when you do, make it understood that you can’t download a patch or use other helpful tools that they are used to advising a customer to use. I imagine somewhere in the legal mumbo-jumbo there is a clause saying that they are not responsible!

It can be very important to have your files backed up at all times and to have a way to start up your computer even when you can’t get it to start from your hard drive. IE a Start-up CD or DVD; or a flash-drive/thumb drive/etc with your operating system (OS like OSX, Windows, Linux) on it.

Sometimes I don’t know how the average person can keep a computer running.


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Time’s Up! — Wheel Tales of Willow City

Times Up 00 Times Up 01 Times Up 02 Times Up 03 Times Up 04 Times Up 05 Times Up 06 Times Up 06a Times Up 07 Times Up 08 Times Up 09 Times Up 10 Times Up 11 Times Up 12 Times Up 13 Times Up 14People that depend on others, like caregivers often have very restricted lived. Their lives not restricted by their disability, but by the lack of funds that might provide the help they need to live like a normal human being, and not a prisoner or caged animal.

People that are restricted to 12 hours out of bed have to work very hard to get a full life squeezed into the 12 hours left..


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Extra Fees — Wheel Tales of Willow City

Extra Fees 00Extra Fees 01Extra Fees 02Extra Fees 03Extra Fees 04Extra Fees 05Extra Fees 06Extra Fees 07Extra Fees 08Extra Fees 09Extra Fees 10Extra Fees 11Extra Fees 12Extra Fees 13I hope you enjoy these and I would really appreciate your spreading the word. My stories are spread by word-of-mouth so this is the way that others might also see them.

There is a move for utilities, other corporations, and organizations to start charging extra to have their bills mailed to the consumer. They are trying to promote access to the bills online. It saves the cost of printing and for paper to be sure, but there is a cost. There are people that don’t use computers. They have their own reasons, to be sure, but some have little choice.

There are people who have physical barriers to them using computers, tablets, and smart phones. They might have carpel tunnel syndrome, arthritis, or other issues making it next to impossible to use keyboards, mice, or touch screens. The also might simply have problems understanding how to use new devices.

A $2 or $3 surcharge might not seem like much, but with it not being unusual to have 5 or more bills in the mail — $10, $15, or more can stress the fixed, low-income budget that many elderly or disabled have. For them, these new charges are like a form of discrimination.


This strip* was published before as “Wheel Tales of We’ll Make Cents” but we thought it would be better to publish more independently — hence the change in venue and name to “Wheel Tales of Willow City”.

We'll Make CentsWe’ll Make Cents” is an organization that helps support a number of not-for-profit causes which might get overlooked. Why not pop over and give them a visit and check out their current project.

Donations are actually hard to come by for Charities and other not-for-profit organizations. Consider what you might be able to donate. It might be a good time to clean that closet, attic, cellar, shed, or garage! You might have someone else’s next treasured possession. Perhaps you don’t live near Auckland and We’ll Make Cents, but there are people in need everywhere!

DWPenner

* Only the first stories were on We’ll Make cents. The more recent stories are being published here first.

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