Did I really need this???

I was content with my old computer. When the machine was about 11 years old, the Muriel2017Apple store which sold it to me refused to service it because, they said, it was too old. Ha. I just had it repaired elsewhere and managed my email, wrote my blog, and daughter Susan had just shown me how to take a photo with it although I’d already had it for about 14 years. Start over? What? Are you nuts?

This year I was told I could no longer do my tax return on it; and Rafi could no longer save my butt using TeamViewer, which

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I DO get desperate

had been useful when I was desperate. Where computers are concerned, I DO get desperate — often. WWWEEELLLLLL, I had to rethink what I thunk. (I also admit I was terrified at having to learn how to use a new electronic device.)

 

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Probably how poor Rafi felt

COVID:19 came along and thus Rafi is spending more time at home. He suggested this was a good time for me to take the big step. He chose a computer to suit my needs and promised to be helpful AND patient. He’s managed that — almost always. (Don’t be judgmental, I’m not YOUR mother. Lucky you!)

Because of everything else happening, our tax people gave us extra time to file, so the first thing I attempted on this brand-new machine, which can do 98% more than I’ll ever need, was to do my tax return. Well folks, I’m not totally useless  — I’m just technologically challenged. I made it! I did my return and e-filed it! Congrats to me. Yeah!

Andrew, my priceless local ‘grandson’ ordered the computer online for me and set it up when it arrived. He spent oodles and oodles of time transferring information from my old computer. I never could have managed without him.

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Wouldn’t you like to open your computer and see this?

Then, just to make me happy, he managed to find a beautifully-coloured hummingbird for my desktop. I love it! Wouldn’t you like to open your computer and see this? (I love Andrew and he is gorgeous, but I didn’t know how to take photos yet the other day when he was here.) I am, indeed, a lucky gal.

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Vinson, keeping me sane

Today, Vinson, my other handsome and also priceless local ‘grandson’ came by and transferred the rest of what was left over. He’s keeping me sane. I am now exploring the possibilities of managing to function. However, the question is, will I be able to get this post out to you???

20 thoughts on “Did I really need this???

  1. Vinson and Andrew obviously get their good looks from OUR side of the family! And Vinson gets his hair color from me — or at least from what mine use to look like!

    I love your “desperate” photo!

  2. I am thrilled you have a new computer. It is about time for you to join the “20th century”. Every time I sent you e-mail in the past , you would answer by sending me an e-mail with a postage stamp attached, instantly in about 10 days. Just turning on your new computer will be 2 minutes quicker as your new device don’t use mice running on a rotating wheel to power the unit. Think of all the money you will save not buying mouse food. Looking forward to many more blogs from the Queen of the blogs. Stay safe, Brian

  3. Hi Muriel. Just received your latest re corona haircut. It came with a warning that the message was coming from a new address for you and that I should verify with you before opening. Hope you are well. Ray

    On Thu, 21 May 2020 at 18:16, View from Over the Hill wrote:

    > viewfromoverthehill posted: “I was content with my old computer. When the > machine was about 11 years old, the Apple store which sold it to me refused > to service it because, they said, it was too old. Ha. I just had it > repaired elsewhere and managed my email, wrote my blog, and daught” >

  4. Hi Ray: Not to worry. It is just that I have a new computer and in order to send out emails to more than a few people at once, I have to use a new cloud address. Thank you for reading and for caring enough to let me know of your concern. Fondly, Muriel

  5. Omg so glad that you’re making the most of your new computer!!
    I do know about the wrist pains that come with gaming… let us know if you need any help, we love you!

    Vinson

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