I suck at technology. My husband would tell you that this is an understatement. I don’t know how to figure things out on my computer (or my phone). It is bad. I don’t have any clue how to get the photos that are on my phone into the photo software we use on our computer. To be completely honest, I don’t even know the name of the computer software on our computer.
I’ve had two laptops die on me this year. This is a huge problem because I’m a full time student and I need a computer for school work. Last year I was using an old laptop and so Tim decided to upgrade me when I started school. He found a good deal on a refurbished laptop online and I was thrilled. Apparently, ‘refurbished’ is code for ‘will only last 9 months.’ It took a hard crash in March. I lost almost everything that was on it. Actually, that’s not true. I lost absolutely everything that was on it. Cue panic attack.
So, we dug the old one out of the basement and Tim tried to install some updates so that I could use it again. A few weeks ago, it decided that it was no longer going to charge. It hadn’t been holding a charge very well for quite a while. I couldn’t ever really use it if it wasn’t plugged in. The battery life was approximately 7 minutes. But then one day, I noticed that it was plugged in and it wasn’t charging. I quickly saved everything to SkyDrive and emailed myself some of the files I was actively working on. Then I shut the computer off and begged and pleaded with Tim to fix it. No such luck.
Cue CyberMonday deals on Amazon. Tim found a decent deal on a laptop and we dug into our (quickly vanishing) savings account. Now I have a laptop that will hopefully survive for a few years. I don’t even do anything complex on my computer. I use the internet and some Microsoft Office functions. I don’t use it for gaming or…see, I don’t even know what else computers get used for.
Anyway, I say all of this because I am so proud of myself for figuring out how to download LiveWriter to the new computer. I know, most of you would probably be able to do that in your sleep. But for me, this is a big deal. I am really that computer illiterate. But, now I have it and I can blog again. Because I know your lives were missing something without my mostly incoherent ramblings!
So there’s that! Have a wonderful day and I’ll be back in a day or two with a training update. Bet you can’t wait!!