I am typing this on a new computer. That’s my good news.
There is some user adjustment required and the set-up is only 90% where I want it to be. That’s the bad news.
The new PC is amazingly faster and can run two monitors. Good! But there is some software that I miss from my old PC and my fingers are struggling to land on the right letters on the new keyboard. Bad.
While helping me transfer information, DH discovered a way to get back some of what he lost when his own computer succumbed to the blue screen of death last fall. Very good:) It took him many hours over many days with endless hassles to get me mostly up and running. Bad for both of us:(
I was able to recover all my old emails, which is very good – except for the time I spent to manually archive them as a safety precaution, which was bad – except that it kept me from eating for several hours, which is always good!
There are some very cool features with Windows 7. Good. But there are some error messages that we just can’t figure out. Surely bad:(
The new CPU is smaller and takes up less room on my desk which is very good. Everything will need to be disconnected, reconnected elsewhere, disconnected, reconnected back on my desk… when we have some much needed repair work done in our office. Bad, bad, bad, so we are putting it off longer than we should.
More good news: I decided to take the plunge and move my blog now that my PC problems are almost solved. But the bad news is that I am not sure all my readers will quickly follow me here (one has already left a lost comment on the old blog). Also bad: I need help to get this new design to look like I want and I can’t decide if I should upgrade to wordpress.org.
The best news of all – that I have a DH who patiently did so much for me, from encouraging the new purchase, to plugging in cables, and everything in between. I do not exaggerate when I say I could not have done it, nor would have done it, without him.
Hope all your technology is joy-filled and painless:)
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