Ever have one of those days when you hit the ground running and well, it turns into an ultra marathon? Yep - that happens every once in a while. Today is just like that. Hence, it's late in the day and WHAT? No blog? What happened?
Especially since I said something dangerous was happening in my house. You've probably thought that I've blown up my computer. Or it blew up on me!
I have my ancient laptop - well it's not that ancient, but it's getting on in age. See - even the keyboard is worn. Some of those keys are almost down to the electronic bits inside. It's slow as molasses, especially with e-mail.
|Worn out keyboard|
I agreed to let him install the Microsoft stuff. I turned on the new computer. NOTHING. Dead. What??? Checked the plugs, still nothing. Then I realised that there was a glitch in the cord to the power box and then everything was fine. OH no - now the internet connection isn't working. I just let him take over and I went to sew.
He did get the Microsoft suite of products installed. It's so easy these days, you just give Microsoft a credit card and they do all the work. And every month they charge you a small fee. Actually, it's a good thing and you never have to worry about being outdated.
Here's where my part comes in. So the main software is installed. Big deal - what about all my files, what about my e-mail accounts??? HUH???? That's the hard part. I did manage with almost no effort to get my e-mail account up and running and WHOA? All my e-mails came through to the new computer. But not the contact list as it's a file on the other computer. See why I wanted Geek Squad to help me????
There's still the issue of having all my e-mails come to the one e-mail box - one is missing, one is there. All the files and pictures need to be transferred, but I guess the easiest way to do that is to get an external hard drive (already have one) and shove everything on it and use that instead of the hard disk on the computer. The key will be to NOT lose it. But I think I can manage that.
So the job is half done, so far it hasn't been too painless, but it isn't over yet.
And on that note, the break is over and I'm getting ready to finish that ultramarathon.
Have a super day!!!!