Before I get to the point, I must say, this neighborhood is a pretty cool neighborhood. They have a very active Neighborhood Association and one of the things they do is have a monthly "Porch Party" which is always held at someone's house (not necessarily on the porch) and it's potluck and BYOB.
Well, that Friday that David was here, the Porch Party was held right next door. That neighbor had asked me, not once, not twice but three times -- if I would come, so I could hardly refuse. Since David was there visiting, I took him with me. And I was glad to have the company, as it is weird/uncomfortable for me to go to something like that all alone.
So David made some pickle rolls and we took a six pack and trotted next door. And had pretty good time, meeting some neighbors, etc.
We stayed until the end and went back home, talked awhile on the porch, then retired to bed.
It's become my habit to take the I-Pad to bed with me, just to check messages, etc., maybe play a game of late night Scrabble against the computer until I'm tired. The I-Pad is usually on the charger and, that night, when I disconnected the plug, a picture popped on the screen.
Now, this is odd. Because the screen was still "locked". As I haven't slid that little slider bar "slide to unlock" thingy over...
And this was the picture:
And I thought -- what the F --?
Because this had never happened before, I mean I use the I-Pad all the time, and never is there any pictures on the blank screen -- and how do these pictures show up while the thing is still LOCKED? I mean, you have to slide the bar, unlock the thing, then touch an app to see anything --- get anywhere on this I-Pad ---
And the three photos kept trolling by, like a slideshow. Continuously trolling by. And the slide bar was still saying it was "LOCKED".
And I was so freaked out, I actually got out my camera. Because I thought --- this is a message from Bob!!! It must be!!!
But then, I'll admit, we'd had a few beers so I might not have been thinking too clearly that night....
Well, the next day, I actually googled this, i.e: how to make pictures appear on a LOCKED I-Pad and found there's actually a way to do this in the settings. So I checked the settings, and actually found these pictures loaded up -- but could not figure out how to make them into slideshow on the locked screen like they did that night --- and still can't figure out how to do it. And it's never happened before or since... In fact, I can't even seem to make it do this -- as much as tried.
And have no clue how these pictures even ended up in the settings (they are the only ones there), as it certainly wasn't me, and I know Bob couldn't have done it while he was alive and the only other two people who ever had access to the I-Pad were his CNA and his speech therapist, but don't think they would have done this...
Oh-kay -- perhaps I'm nuts and it was just a weird fluke. But I'm thinking it was a message. The thumbs up from Bob for going to that party! (The medium said he said he wanted me to get out and make friends.) The road (in pink!) to the future? But, then, what's with the faucet ad??? Which is real strange. Except about art and masterpieces and making your home the way you want to....
Maybe I am going crazy. Maybe not.
What do you think? Am I nuts?