Monday, February 19, 2007

Computer Update

Toby got my new computer ordered. He told me all about it and asked if I was excited. I am excited to get a new computer to go along with my new Internet, but I really don't understand all the techie talk. I feel like Jessica Simpson in that commercial. After giving all sorts of tech talk, she says, " I don't know what it is, but I wont it." I hate the commercial, but I love that last line. Although I have learned much about computers through my blogging, I still do not know the technical stuff. I tend to try and leave that to Toby or my computer doctor, Ernie. I am use to using outlook express for my emailing, but I am having some difficulties - I am able to receive, but not send. Although I can use my new Hughes service for emailing, it is not sending links nor do I have all the addresses in Jesse's computer. There is no point in trying to clear up all of these little problems until we get my new computer. Then we can get Ernie to network our computers and solve all of the glitches. Toby could probably fix most of the problems if he had the time or inclination, but he does not have either. Until then, I feel like a juggler - copy this, paste that, move that here, get on the old computer, send to Jess' computer, etc. I am not really complaining - just giving a report. Such is my life. I just try to be patient until it all comes together.

Back when we were building on our house in Questa, we lived in a 24'x30' log cabin while we added on a new living room/kitchen. Then we redid the old part of the cabin by adding a bathroom and closets. Living amongst the construction was not easy, but it had to be done. It took us a year to get the addition dried in, but the kitchen was not plumbed yet. In the meantime, I was having to go to Taos to the laundromat every week. After a year of doing the laundry in Taos and one particularly horrible time at the laundromat, I called my plumber friend and had him rip out my kitchen sink and put in my washer and dryer. Toby came home and said, "Where is the kitchen sink?" I told him it was gone. He said, "Where are we going to do dishes?" I told him that I did not care, but I was not going back to the laundromat. He got my kitchen sink installed pretty quick after that.

Another time my impatience did not work so well. We had a plan to refinance the land and house. In order to do this an insurance man had to inspect the house. At that time, we were using only a wood burning stove for heat, but in order to meet insurance requirements we had to have some sort of central heat. We had a heater unit and a plan to put the heater in the old part of the house on one end of a closet. The problem was that we did not have the closet built. We needed a wall with a four foot opening for the closet door and a place to put the heater on one end. This all needed to be done before the insurance inspector could okay our home. Toby was very busy at work and had not had any time to build the closet. "No problem," I thought. "I can do this." So I built the wall with the opening for the closet doors and built a place for the heater. It was all approved. Yeha! I finished sheet-rocking and painting the closet, putting up the rod and filling it with clothes, but we did not hang the doors for several years. Right before we sold the house, Toby went to hang the doors. Unfortunately, I had miscalculated the slant of the roof when setting up the studs in the wall. All of the studs were at a very slight angle and the door would not hang correctly. It was a real mess to correct.

So, I will be patient with my computer. I would rather not make a mess for Toby or Ernie to correct. It will all come together soon enough.

2 comments:

Buck Pennington said...

"No problem," I thought. "I can do this." ... It was a real mess to correct.

Famous last words and their corollary. Especially when it comes to computers! I don't know a whole lot about 'puters, but I do know they are waaay more complicated than they either should be or need to be.

Just sayin'!!

Laurie said...

"I called my plumber friend and had him rip out my kitchen sink and put in my washer and dryer. Toby came home and said, "Where is the kitchen sink?" I told him it was gone. He said, "Where are we going to do dishes?" I told him that I did not care, but I was not going back to the laundromat. He got my kitchen sink installed pretty quick after that."

I LOVE this! LOL! I don't recall hearing about the bad laundromat experience that was the breaking point.