It has been an interesting week. First hurtle was I got the truck fixed and I was off the farm for the first time since December 6th, Yes you read that right.
Second while out I had to purchase a new computer because my ancient tower was crapping out and shutting off at will. I held my breath everytime I was near it - Not a way to live. So with a new fangled lap top I came home to find out it could not speak Dial Up - Yes, stop rolling your eyes.
I spent two days on the phone with every possible provider in the world to see if where I live truly is the black hole. I was given one provider Hughes Net. which I again gathered myself and ordered an installation... In my usually way of dealing with things I baked thru the night, cleaned and was without the ability to sleep. Chores were done by 4:30 am and I awaited my new adventure.
The guy arrived right on time (WOW that was exciting) and we spoke of everything I had no idea about - he was patient and kind and we made decissions as to the best place to place the beast so in the next wind storm it would not end up some where over in the next county. Also my home is a challenge - stone and logs so drilling and running cables is a bit more of a challege. He went to work as I started painting yarns and cooking to keep myself calm. After about two hours it was all done and he went to show me how it works. Now he had a paniced look on his face - the router was not working but that is O.K. he will bring a new one on Monday and for now I am sitting at the kitchen table typing away and the speed of light... With all that I have to learn about how to find things on this new laptop sitting at the table is best.
I did find my emails, found the blog, found facebook and yes, I even saw how to see You Tube but don't think this is now going to mean I watch hour after hour of cat's wearing hats or singer want to be's butchering my favorite tunes. What is dones mean is listing a product on Etsy will not take hours, or my research for far away adventures will not take days on end and end in the computer freezing. Most of all it means that I will find more time to do those things that no one else does here but me - like pull weeds, scoop poop, scrub bathrooms or dare I say SLEEP
So wish me luck on the new technology and be kind to me I am learning.
Here is a question - How do I use a flash drive to get pictures off my old computer??? Your rolling your eye again!! I am worried that they will be lost and I worry that if I do it wrong they will be lost. I purchased a couple and found out they do not come with insturctions..... Help if you can Please