Moments ala Senior….
Not enjoying some of the growing old process and am trying really hard to stay young at heart and mind. The heart part is all good, the mind part…..
Haven’t written anything in a while due to getting a new cell phone. It’s one of those ‘smarter than me’ kind. I can now text, email, picture mail, play a word game with my daughter and check in on Facebook, all from my cell phone. That is a lot of firsts in one short week.
In addition to the phone I also got a ‘Hot Spot’ device to replace my satellite internet connection. All went well and I was coming into the 21st century not too scathed, til…..I bought a new wireless printer to replace the one that just broke. The old one was wireless too and although I had many ‘connection’ issues over time I had always some how kept on printing, so I had no qualms about installing a new one. That is where the road to high-tech came to a screeching halt. Oh, I set it up and got it all installed and the printer worked fine but the second the printer came online both the PC and the Laptop went offline. I couldn’t get online with either one. Finally in pure frustration I un-installed the printer and wallah! the computers were able to connect to the internet.
Long story, short, I spent about 6 hours on the land line telephone (didn’t want to eat up all my cell phone minutes) talking to various and sundry ‘geeks’. Finally I connected with a guy at Dell who could speak the English language extremely well and after allowing him remote access to my computers plus another 3 hours or so plus a couple hundred-dollar technical support contract I was up and running. At least if anything else goes awry during the next year I am paid up. Do you ever have the feeling that you have just been taken to the cleaners but aren’t really sure????
I was going to replace my ancient PC with either another laptop or a new ‘All In One’ PC but I think I am currently over invested in the high-tech future and will be content to keep using this old workhorse that has served me well for a long time.
Hopefully, my technical issues are behind me for now and I can get on to other more interesting things to talk about….this Senior Moment has lasted for over a week and I am not ready to repeat it!