Sunday, December 01, 2013
Well here I am, 1 week later..... love my new computer! I hope I am able to save some things from my old hard drive, going to take it in, as well as my Mom's. Mom has a ton of stuff on Ancestry.com as she is doing a family tree.
I am also not quite sure how to transfer stuff from one hard drive to another. Plus my Son bought up a good point, If I'd a just flash drived everything and Mom's computer had a virus..... I'd of infected her new one..... so leave it for the tech people!
I have spent 2 days with Mom and her computer. Setting it up, cleaning out the old and putting in the new. Mom is a bit of a pack rat, so I have to "yell" at her to GET RID OF THIS STUFF!! she will take it to a recycle center. She had 2 key boards that don't have the same connections .... she put them back .....ugggg.
I found a really cool site, that I got off Kim Kamado's web site!
It lets you load up whatever you want from one site and it does all the rest!
When I loaded Mom's computer I stuck around for her printer install as that need some action so I left Friday night after work about 9:15 pm ish, I told her to keep checking every half hour or so for the rest to finish downloading and then to do a shut down and restart before she shut it down for the night.
I called her in the morning and asked her when it all finished she said midnight! Oh my, but everything is now done.
So Sat evening again after work, I went back and had to reset her FB page as she forgot her user Id. It asked for her phone# so they could text it to her! Thank God she has a smart phone !!! But then she wanted to write the code down so she would remember! LOL I was keeping my patience ...... Mom this is only to let FB know you are who you say you are and not a scammer or a predator!
Then I had to explain about the "cloud" and why everything was still in place and she didn't need to type in all those email addresses again.... or why I hadn't responded to her FB request as all the grands and cousins all over the place already had and I hadn't yet?!?!? Mom..... I'm sitting right here next to you... have I opened my FB account yet????
How did all those address get in the new computer.... and how do I send an email..... how do I respond..... where is the mail...... I had to expain that now there are little icons instead of words to get you to where you need to go.....
She is so worried that she will "screw" things up somehow..... I keep reassuring her that she will not screw thing up.
She is afraid to do up dates. She told me last night that her phone had asked for her to update and she didn't.... I said you have to , other wise your phone won't work right ..... and if you ignored this update the next one won't work right either . Same with the computer you have to allow it to update.
Glad I did it over 2 nights or my whole "free" day would be shot!
It is rather amazing if you think about it..... the technology that she has witnessed in her lifetime! It rather boggles my mind...... let alone an 80 year old's! It was another sweet memory to store away...... even though some of this was frustrating to me on a personal level with have to "do the time" when I could be relaxing ..... it was also fun, as I chuckled about her to her, while she was sitting right there! I of course got the gimlet eye look!
ENJOY THE TIME YOU HAVE WITH YOUR SENIOR FAMILY MEMBERS!
Monday, November 25, 2013
Well as most of you know my desk top gave up the ghost .... I would have had to buy one by April anyway as Microsoft was no longer going to support XP. So good excuse to buy a new computer! LOL
I was using my tablet up til I got this new one. It is fine for traveling.... but not for everyday use slower and can't do things that I could on my desk top.
I live in the Chicago area, so I have a lot of places available to me..... lucky me!
Last week I checked out an Office Max, a Best Buy, and HHGregg. I found one that I liked, but could not decide if I wanted a 20" monitor or a 23" on the model I was looking at. Both had very similar features, the 20" was 479.99 and the 23" was 599.99 plus a new printer for 99.99 so all told roughly 700.00 plus with tax
I called my mother as her computer is older than mine was!... and it is so SLOWWW .... plus it was acting up anyway and has been repaired once already .... I have been telling her to spend a few bucks more and buy new instead of repairing the old one again just not worth it! Besides which Microsoft will NO LONGER SUPPORT XP after April , and her computer will not work right and be vulnerable to security issues because of it.
So I asked her if she also wanted to go with me to Fry's and check what they had ..... and it is a bit of a road trip and I figured to kill two birds with one stone. We get there and Fry's prices were more expensive and they did not have the model I was looking for.....
They had a Office Max right across the street, nothing we liked, AND an HHGREG right next door.
They had the model I was looking for 23" on clearance as it was a floor model for 419.99! plus the printer was 49.99....!!!!!! I got both for 508.00 out the door!!!!! I was so excited!!!!!!!! can you tell!!!!!
My mom's was also a floor model for 279. plus the same printer and she also got a new 17" monitor .... hers was 480 something!! Both are brand new just floor models!
I spent most of the afternoon yesterday getting my old one packed up, desk cleared, and new one installed, with all the related downloads etc...... It fits real nice and I'm very happy with my new computer!
This is it all set up! With my Spark Page and this blog waiting to be posted! My early Christmas present to myself!
Everyone have a wonderful Thanksgiving!
Sunday, October 13, 2013
Asked by a Spark friend to copy and paste .....
We could all use these words of encouragement now and then.
Everyone will go through some hard times at some point. Life isn't easy.
Just something to think about...Did you know the people that are the strongest are usually the most sensitive?
Did you know the people who exhibit the most kindness are the first to get mistreated?
Did you know the ones who take care of others all the time are usually the ones who need it the most?
Did you know the 3 hardest things to say are I love you, I'm sorry, and Help me.
Sometimes just because a person looks happy, you have to look past their smile and see how much pain they may be in.
To all my friends who are going through some issues right now--Let's start an intention avalanche.
We all need positive intentions right now. If I don't see your name, I'll understand.
May I ask my friends wherever you might be, to kindly copy and paste this status for one hour to give a moment of support to all those who have family problems, health struggles, job issues, worries of any kind and just need to know that someone cares.
Do it for all of us, for nobody is immune. I hope to see this on the walls of all my friends just for moral support. I know some will!! I did it for my friend and you can too.
All you have to do is post this on all your networks.
Sunday, October 06, 2013
To all my Spark friends old and new!
You all have made me , with you, learn new things, celebrate wins, taken me to different part of the world, cheered me on, teased me ( all my Sarcastic Unlimited friends, you know who you are! ) I will get even eventually!
Just wanted to make a fun blog, with some fun things, to let all of you know how much I appreciate you and what you do to enrich my life each and every day.... so get going and continue to motivate and enrich all our lives!
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