Friday, July 23, 2010

Not what you do but why you do it

7/23/10 Friday
Getting out to work as quick as I can. The Tramadol pills seem to leave a metallic taste in my mouth. Not happy with them but will at least give it an honest try. Hard to believe it’s Friday, feels like Tuesday. Still debating going to Fort Stockton. There’s so much that needs doing here but touching the lives of others is important. It’s better to give than take care of yourself. I’ll probably go. It’s the sacrifice that gives value to what you do. Reminds me of when Jesus was watching those who were giving their donations at the temple. This is found in Mark 12.41 And He sat down opposite the treasury, and began observing how the people were putting money into the treasury ; and many rich people were putting in large sums. 42 A poor widow came and put in two small copper coins, which amount to a cent. 43 Calling His disciples to Him, He said to them, "Truly I say to you, this poor widow put in more than all the contributors to the treasury ; 44 for they all put in out of their surplus, but she, out of her poverty, put in all she owned, all she had to live on."

As always, it’s the heart, the truth about what you do that’s important. Not what you do but why and the level of sacrifice reveals how important it really is to you. I know some who put their lives on the line for what they believe. One of them, Ron Charles, will be coming to Midland next month and we so look forward to seeing him and his wife.

Time to work.

By the way, my computer had or has a Trojan that is sending emails out through my bobcarver2 address for Viagra. Still trying to get it removed but I'm still getting emails from myself, which indicates the problem still exists.

10:35 – Had to come in. Wrapped up some wire that had once belonged to old fencing I took down, in order to get it out of the way. Then walked around seeing all that must be done and faced the confusion of deciding which task to tackle first. Have another bad headache in addition to the back pain that the Tramadol isn’t touching. Called the VA and talked to one of the nurses at the answer questions area I was sent to. She took down my number saying the doctor would call back. No call as of yet. Not happy, have work to do, and am about to chuck this Tramadol. Want to go back to taking the hydrocodone I have left but worry about drug interactions and stuff. Will call the VA again to see if I can get some sound advice.

The nurse said I could take the Hydrocodone without worrying about a drug interaction so that’s good news. That and an aspirin for the headache, and a little prayer for pain, and hopefully I’m good to go. There’s so much to do, I hate this inconvenient pain that gets in the way.


Eric Siegmund said...

Bob, the email issue you describe at the end of your post isn't necessarily related to your computer at all. It could be that a spammer just picked up your email address and is using it for nefarious purposes.

If they were actually using your computer and email server to send out spam, your ISP would have likely kicked you off their service by now.

Bob said...

Cool, thanks for the advice. I'll change the password, AGAIN, and hope that helps. It has in the past. I'm just not keen being announced as the "Official" site or rerpresentative for Viagra. (seriously, that's what the email said) Something about that makes me uncomfortable. Now if I was declared the new old spice guy I might buy into it.

Eric Siegmund said...

Yeah, if they'd just ask which product you want to have associated with your name, you might be happier with the spam.

Anyway, changing your password won't help. They're simply using your email address in the "reply-to" or "from" field in their messages. I'm guessing that what you're seeing are messages to email addresses that aren't valid, and so they bounce back to the sender...which, according to the original message, is you. All you can do is wait 'em out; they'll eventually move on to some other poor sap's address (probably mine). Or if it bugs you enough, you can change email addresses and delete the one they're using. But that's pretty extreme.

Bob said...

Ahh, the intricacies of the cyber world. It's the email address I post for the blog so odds are this will continue. Reassured that my computer isn't sending them I'll just ignore.. Thanks.