I turned off my computer for the night as I usually do. The morning brings my usual routine of turning on the computer, making coffee and "feeding the herd". But this time, when I clicked the blue button to turn on my computer, I didn't hear the usual "rrrrrrrrRRRR" of the start up.
After five years, my beloved, comfortable computer was finally dead.
Most people are excited about getting a new computer. I dreaded it. There was a new Microsoft browser out there and I had LOTS of stuff on my old computer that I needed. Ahhh...thoughts of knowing where everything is at a click of my mouse was going to be a distant memory.
The laptop arrived without much fanfare. David and my son were far more excited to get me set up to as close as the original state as I could be. Files were transferred but now found in different places. Foster parents were sending me pictures of their foster cats and I couldn't find the appropriate photo software to edit them.
Only *I* would whine about getting a new computer. How completely ungrateful.
But with an internet-based business as our rescue, a working, fast computer is mandatory. I feel like everything is taking longer than it should. Typing this blog post has been an exercise in patience as my fingers fiddle with the smaller laptop keyboard.
As I'm bookmarking Facebook, Petfinder, and my photo software, I'm feeling far more relaxed as the familiar faces pop up on the browser. My technological life will soon be back to normal. In the meantime, I'm going to summon some gratitude that the worst problem I have today is familiarizing myself with the new laptop.