Sunday, March 24, 2013

Speaking of doing foolish things...

I have downloaded and installed Windows 8 on my computer and I did this yesterday afternoon thinking I would spend a couple of hours on the job. Well, it is now the next afternoon and I am still messing around with it and getting to the point where I am figuring things out, but I am doing it all the hard way. I have never been good at reading instructions ahead of time, so I am learning as I go along and sometimes I have to completely redo things.

It has become quite a pre-occupation and it is a good thing that I sometimes have to walk away from it to take Tyke out, or make a phone call, or get something to eat. I really dislike it when I can not work something out and I know there is a solution for it. Usually, I find it, but sometimes it is after quite a search.  I know that if you reason logically, there is always an answer, but you do have to try and stay calm and also go to bed and get some sleep.

I think the worst of the learning process is behind me now and I can relax a little bit, but this program does have its tricks. Sometimes it has a mind of its own and does things it is not supposed to and undoes the work I have done. I basically have to treat it like a young puppy and act like it is in its formative years. I suppose we have to get used to each other and I have to show it who's boss.

This morning it was snowing and when I opened the blinds in the living room, a completely white world laid ahead of me. And the snow was thickly falling down from the gray sky and adding to what was already on the ground that had not been walked or driven on at all. So Tyke and I went out right away and were the first ones to make tracks.

 Do not tell me that dogs are not aware of the fact that snow is a special occurence, because Tyke immediately becomes very playful in it. He knows that it is something fun and that he has to take advantage of it. Of course, his hairy paws pick up lots of snow and soon balls of it are clustered under his feet and we have to try to get them off and that is a mutual effort. Still, he brings them home where he goes around making a ticking sound on the floor until they have finally melted, although he does try to help the process along by chewing on them. They really get frozen solidly to his fur.
Oh, I just remembered that I have not installed a virus scanner yet. I must do that immediately.



Wisewebwoman said...

You are braver than me, my dear, I do not install any microsoft anything. I learned the hard way when systems folded down all around me and I need to keep some businesses running....

Ah snow, we are basking in snowless days, it is lovely.


Maggie May said...

I wouldn't meddle with my computer so you are way more daring and brave than me.
Hoping it all gets to where you want it to.

This blessed weather is doing my head in! Roll on Spring.
Maggie x

Nuts in May