My computer must be about 14 years old. When it was 11, it was ill and needed care, so I took it in to the Apple Store where I bought it. They do repairs, but refused to fix mine because, said they, it was over 10 years old. Obviously, if I didn’t buy a new one, Apple would go bankrupt for sure. Right? so, I took it elsewhere and it’s been feeling fine ever since.
If you think I know how to use everything on my computer you are absolutely mistaken. I’m not at all a technologically-gifted individual.
Daughter Susan visited. She deemed it of value to attempt to teach her maughm how to use something new –my computer’s built-in camera. It’s always been there, but has never ever been used before. It was an experience to remember.
It takes more than a little patience to teach me computer stuff, but Susan knows me well and how to keep me focused. Make me laugh and you’ve got my full attention. This Susan accomplished — in spades. She definitely had my attention after she showed me this gorgeous photo of herself.
Lucky you, because of Susan’s patience, you get the privilege of seeing two real beauties. Aren’t we gorgeous? Well, we sure had fun.
After we howled with laughter, Susan diligently wrote down very clear instructions to leave for me.
Will her efforts bear fruit?
Look Susan. I just took this one of me in my reading glasses! Your instructions were great!!! Thank you! Thank you! I love the idea of learning something new.
Those are GREAT pictures! We are so incredibly beautiful — I don’t know how we manage to walk down the street without hoards of men following us! I love that you have such a great sense of humor, Maughm. I always know we’ll find some way to laugh our tushes off every time I visit…
Right you are Susan: I’d better take my cane with me next time I walk on 4th Avenue to fight the men off with. Yes, I was exhausted when you came but you still managed to make me laugh. You’re something else. Maybe even crazier than I am — if that is possible. Love ya, Maughm
Just when I thought it was safe to read your column I see a picture of you that is soooo serious I’m wondering if a robot has replaced the real queen of the blog. You are always smiling and laughing so I doubt that any of your devoted readers will believe that the picture is really you. Please take another picture of the real Muriel and post it ASAP or I may have to call the police , the RCMP or the girl scouts to rescue you. Don’t make me do it. Besides it’s a lot of work and I’m not in the mood.
Not to worry, I remember who you are. How can I forget you? Now, we thought these photos of us are so very beautiful we MUST share them with the world. So it is…. Love ya,
You look very scholarly and like a computer geek!!! Eh…
Computer geek???? That’s hilarious. I have so much to learn….
Love your post and photos!
Hi Jaya: I’m sure you just LOVE these photos best of all. Susan and I look SO gorgeous, this morning when I took my walk, I made sure to have my walking stick with me so I could fight off all the men who would be after me. Ha, ha. Cheers….
Thanks Jaya: See, I don’t know how to do those happy faces. Something else for me to learn….
You know how to BE happy, Muriel! And you HAVE a happy face 😀. I keep learning how to live from you, post by post. Thank you!
Wow Jaya: Thank you so very much. I treasure you. When are you coming to visit me?
Oh how I wish I could! That would be wonderful.
Life is full of surprises Jaya: It may happen….
Haha. I’m glad you kept your computer alive! These days, they always demand that you buy a new one. It’s pretty ridiculous. Congratulations to you for getting around that!
Thank you for reading. I recall when you could have a typewriter for 30 years, so you can imagine how unlikely I am to be pushed into buying a new computer when it isn’t at all necessary.