My new Toshiba laptop was delivered to the farm on Thursday as expected. The UPS driver did not scream at me for making him drive clear out in the boonies.
I didn’t buy a new computer because I wanted to. I was quite happily acclimated to my HP, quirky as it was. But there were issues with the router at the town house and then issues with my laptop. The result was that I had to deal with the purchase of a new computer sooner rather than later. Fortunately I had backed up documents, pictures, patterns, embroidery designs, so it could have been worse. And as Hallie says, a fresh start isn’t so bad.
When I was working, our IT people would occasionally swoop into the office, take over the computer equipment in the back room, and set up new programs. Then nothing looked or worked the same for a while and we all had to learn the new system.
“I hate this,” I said to the head IT guy as he showed me the new features. Because of his take-charge manner, staff didn’t like him too well, and I was surprised at the crestfallen look on his face. I didn’t think my opinion would matter to him.
“But,” I added in brighter tones, “it’s okay because in two weeks – maybe even sooner -- I won’t even remember the way it looked before.” So true! But between now and then, I will experience some frustration. KW