Thursday, August 20, 2009

I feel like I'm in a maze.....

....just wandering aimlessly, bumping into walls. I think my computer guy felt compassion for me....maybe because of the sorrowful look on my face....but he did come back on Wednesday to fine tune things. He spent quite a bit of time and when he left everything worked. I was at least intelligent enough to log on and pay my bills that will be coming due the first part of next week. I also got my bank statement so I can do my mid-month balance. I don't think it was more than a couple hours later I uninstalled a program using Add/Remove Programs and when it asked for a reboot....the computer did the same DANG thing. I just laid my head down on the desk and went to my happy place for a while.

I once more used my old trusty workhorse in the den and emailed him. He said he will be back on Saturday. I'm beginning to think that its not such a good idea to move all the programs and so we are not going to do that this time. I am only moving the ones that I use every day, which should only take 30 minutes or so.....this would include my camera and printer settings, not to mention all my bookmarks and passwords. No wonder computers intimidate me so much....they just decide to act up for no apparent reason that we can see. Even my computer guy couldn't figure out why its doing this.....but moving the programs may have something to do with it. I will let you know and I may have to retract my earlier recommendation.

5 comments:

forsythia said...

My sympathies. In the final years of the 20th century, when I was still working, I used to ask my malfunctioning office computer: "Do you want me to drop-kick you into the 21st century?" Not that this threat ever did any good...

Smocha said...

I feel your pain. My computer waits until my spouse is thousands of miles away before it screws up. And it ALWAYS does. :(((

happyone said...

How frustrating for you!! Sometimes computers just have a mind of their own. Hope things get sorted out once again on Saturday.
Good luck!!

Margaret said...

Dear friend...I am so sorry that you have to put up with this frustrating stuff!! Maybe when things get to going, you will be even able to even moreso...Good luck,and may I wish you a pleasant weekend???..
Hugs, Margaret..

desert dirt diva said...

I am truly sorry for all your headaches.. but on the upside you have a new computer..YEA.. and when you get the bugs out it will be great.