The other day I had to take my pc in for a health check up. I’d already had a home visit and the problem couldn’t be solved here. There many of you out there .. that know the void of being without your regular PC.. Sure I have a totally freaking almost new laptop. But it isn’t my PC where all my files, pictures etc. are.
I sat at my desk when I got home and felt.. lost… abandoned. I had to set up the Asus to work with. Not just have it for when we travel etc. Nothing is simple. It has Win.8 so as soon as I fired her up, she wanted to be updated to Win 10. Ok made sense my PC is Win 10 so I thought I’ll just do the upgrade. An hour later, I was still waiting for the upgrade to finish and do reinstall etc.
Time for seasons to change, clock kept ticking away, I wasn’t getting to my “work”.. Oh did I mention that one of the reason’s the PC was being fixed, was that Norton had disappeared off my machine.. and weird things kept happening in almost all the programs.
When I tried to used google on the laptop (my fav search engine and where I got my mail etc.) (Norton works on the laptop) a BIG warning with red X dangerous do not open, and of course it just wouldn’t let me use it. hmmm how else to get my mail, the icon that the tech had put on when my laptop was set up, was deemed an enemy. I tried all kinds of ways to access it and all were blocked.
By now my creativity level had dropped significantly, the cobwebs in the gray matter were getting tangled. Oh look, hello I think it is all updated and ready to go.. Look Look, see Jane run….no icon for my mail, and there doesn’t appear to be a browser.
I am now ready for the blotter, a small corner will be fine. Really it was time to tune out.. and forget that the internet age is even in my office. I thought I should get out my craft supplies and make a card. Certainly I was not in sync with my technology. Finally thru a virtual connection, I got a link to download Internet Explorer.
Needless to say.. it was a worn and weary little doll who wen to bed last night. I thought I would summarize this experience with a Snoopy cartoon I found through another blogger.
Thanks for listening, it always helps to be able to babble to friends.
PL Precept 1 Life is Art
Namaste – Oyashikiri