Wednesday, March 7, 2012
May I Have Some Cheese To Go With My Whine?!
Adjusting is something I have to admit I am not always the best at doing. I love excitement and doing new things, but when those new things are over and the excitement dies down I enjoy going home to comfort and familiarity! That's why I am really having trouble adjusting to new things right now computer-wise.
I'm sure many of you have purchased a new computer or had revamps done to old ones. It's pretty common that anything electronic either breaks down or needs tweaking and updates. Our computer needed just that. Well, actually it needed mush more. The hard drive crashed. For years when I heard that from someone else my hear just sunk knowing what they must have been going through, but yet still appreciating the fact that I was not in the middle of it myself. I could go home and get on my old familiar machine and click away to my heart's content.
No heart's content right now, at least computer-wise. With a crashed hard drive there is nothing. Nada! Zilcho! It just sits there and looks at you and collects dust. So we got a second computer and a new hard drive on our old one in hopes that we could avoid this again in the future (3 adults using one computer is rough!). All the files were safely retrieved, but things just aren't what they used to be. I have the new computer (actually a re-built one new to me) and my husband has the old one. Things have been transferred over to mine, somewhere. I can't find a thing and all my familiar programs I have used for years are not here yet because I haven't had a chance to download them all. You know how long that can take. Ugh! Pictures, cartoons, articles, even my favorites list is not to be found. It's like going on a scavenger hunt and not knowing the rules while I am hunting.
I will not say that I am computer illiterate. I do know a thing or two, but to say I can just zip around, click here and there and WALLA, there is what I need, no way! Even simple things right now are just giving me a major headache and desires to wish back my old life on my old computer. It's tough right now. Even the mouse is different. I think you can understand that for sure. You just get familiar with how it feels in your hand without even looking at it. Sigh!
And yet through all this whining I have to say that I am blessed. Yep, really blessed. I have a computer! I could be without one. Yes, it is going to take me while to adjust to it. Yes, I am having trouble finding things. Yes this new mouse just feels awkward. But I HAVE a computer and I HAVE all my files. Right now I could be out a lot by not having one or having lost everything on the hard drive.
It is way too easy for me and a lot of you to focus on all the gunk that happens in our lives and to forget that even in the middle of the gunk we are still terribly blessed people. We all have so much, even those of us who live on very little. Blessings abound each and every day even when we don't see them or when we choose to ignore them. Oh I pray that I am never doing the latter of those two! Having to adjust to a new computer is really not a big deal in the grand scheme of things. It's just a tiny little thing in day to day life.
So here I sit adjusting to this new humming machine that can do so much for my life and my family and enjoying the fact that I can still write posts on my blog, talk to my friends on different sites, fly a couple of angry birds through the air at some pigs and watch some funny videos from time to time. I guess I don't need that cheese after all. How bout you?