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Below in chronological order are some of the emails to and from Congresswoman Renee Ellmers (staff).
Subject: Congressional Inquiry – Greenwood, Elaine
Date: Mon, 20 Jul 2015 20:02:07 +0000
Mrs. Greenwood, thank you for speaking with me this afternoon regarding the policy changes you wish to initiate within our military. As I stated in our conversation, I will get this part of the information to our DC office as they handle all policy and legislation.
I have enclosed our privacy authorization which will need to be completed, signed and returned to me along with supporting documentation regarding your personal information. You will need to complete the authorization based on your information (date of birth, social security number, etc.) but you will need to include in the body of the information your husband’s full name, social security number, date of birth. Once we receive this information, Congresswoman Ellmers will contact the Pentagon on your behalf.
Congresswoman Renee Ellmers
406 W. Broad Street
Dunn, NC 28334
Subject: RE: Congressional Inquiry – Greenwood, Elaine
Date: Mon, 20 Jul 2015 16:08:04 -0400
I will download this and get back you immediately.
From: Elaine Greenwood [mailto:firstname.lastname@example.org]
Sent: Tuesday, July 21, 2015 9:17 AM
To: Fitzgerald. Pat
Subject: need to install Word 2013 – RE: Congressional Inquiry – Greenwood, Elaine
According to the fine folks from Microsoft India or wherever these technicians reside, I need to install Word 2013 or Windows 365 Office in order to open your document.
I am in the process of doing so, but, out of concern for my privacy, I have issues with not wanting any of this information to be on the CLOUD (whatever the heck that is). Microsoft wants this data available on their product One Drive and I am trying to opt out of that option. I have been on the phone for hours this morning with Microsoft techs. Once I install the right Microsoft product, I can open your document, fill it out, and hopefully scan it and email it back to you.
I am 61 years old. I am alone in a rural area. I am sure that any ten year-old child could figure out how to do this all in 20 minutes or less. It takes me much longer. I hope to accomplish all of the above within my remaining lifetime, ideally by some time later today.
The house did not cool down at all yesterday and was over 90 degrees until about 6:00 a.m. this morning. And I can feel it getting hot again. I have to attend to the animals, including a mare that is about to foal at any time. Obviously, if my office gets to 100 degrees again, that will complicate things too.
I will be in touch ASAP.
the skin on my fingers cracks and bleed – hitting the keys can be excruciating – please forgive my typos
On Jul 21, 2015, at 9:27 AM, Fitzgerald.
Pat <Pat.Fitzgerald@mail.house.gov> wrote:
Do you have access to a fax machine? If so, I can fax the form over to you and you can fax it back to me. Just give me the number to send it to.
Oh Pat, welcome to my world ” the nightmares of new technology for the elderly”
I believe that my new printer is also a fax, but I have no clue how to set up the fax part of it. And the internet service we have in this area is very poor. it up. I was barely able to connect the new printer properly to even get it to print. The printer is a nightmare for me, in and of itself .
I think I am on the right track now with Word 2013. It’s just that Microsoft embeds so many of their products within their products and then if you don’t want their software or – God forbid – you want to use a competing software (like Photoshop) it is a nightmare. And if you do NOT want Microsoft’s One Drive to have access to your computer creates major problems. There are Microsoft programs that require you to be online to even draft a word document. I do not want those programs, nor do I want my word documents to be accessible on line with my expressed knowledge and consent, on a case by case basis. And I do not want to have to be on line to create or access a word document.
One reason my husband became so violently angry with me back on October 15, 2014 is that he had inadvertently set up my IPad to receive his text messages, and I saw messages which disclosed an inappropriate personal relationship with a woman doctor / co-worker who was his subordinate. I would never have seen those messages were it not for the Cloud, and frankly, I wish I hadn’t.
I have to run down to the barn and check on the mare and the other horses. This heat is not good for them. Hopefully by the time I get back to the house Word 2013 will be installed and I can go forward.
Sometimes I miss the days of pen and paper and sending letters through the U.S. mail.
Sent from my iPad
Subject: RE: need to install Word 2013 – RE: Congressional Inquiry – Greenwood, Elaine
Date: Tue, 21 Jul 2015 11:01:45 -0400
It is just too hot, it is supposed to get up to 97 today, and it is even hotter on the second floor of this house (which is where I would have to eat, sleep and work at my desk). I am getting nauseated, so I am going to have to stay in my vehicle (which has Air Conditioning) until it cools down later. I will get back to you. – Elaine