Shh… don't tell anyone I'm poor. They all think I'm living frugal and green just like everyone these days. This is a blog about a senior citizen living a frugal life, on a fixed income, in a low income food desert, and passing along knowledge from lessons learned. Some she learned from her Grandma Mama many years ago and some learned only a few days ago.
This is going to be a short post compared to my usual ones. I spent a restless night with conflicting thoughts running through my head about shutting down my blogs. I’ve decided to keep blogging because I believe I have something to share and I like my internet friends. I’m planning several new things for myself in 2018 and it would be nice to have friends see my efforts.
I’m just frustrated because I can’t do what I’ve always done with my computer. I don’t want to be a mechanic to drive a car. I don’t want to be a chef to use my kitchen appliances. I don’t want to be an IT person to use a computer. I just want to turn things on and use them.
At about 2:30 this morning I woke thinking about how I was expecting too much from my computer. I had forgotten that new parts never mesh with old ones. There is always a need for something else and then something else and still something more. That means a brand new camera is not going to work with very old computer software. It also means brand new software is not going to work with a very old computer. So, I need to take a step back and find a solution to my computer problems. Finally I went back to sleep knowing a solution can be found if I think about it awhile. Suggestions from friends are always helpful too.
Why did I need a new camera? I don’t know. I thought I needed one for what I want to do. Here is a link to a video on youtube that shows a person stitching a design on a customer’s quilt. Its not necessary to watch the whole thing to understand what I want to do. Not only is the person letting her customer see the progress on a quilt but she is also sharing with other professional quilters a design and how to stitch it. Threadworks factory.
Switching to a new computer was a mistake but I had no other choice. With the old computer all I had to do was plug in a new device and the computer recognized it as new. The computer then installed it and set it up to work for me by making it operate. This newer computer doesn’t do that. So what was the problem with the old computer? It was operating with windows XP. XP was no longer supported by MS and my computer kept picking up viruses from the internet.
Ok, my computer time is up for today. I’ve got some work to do in my kitchen. If I don’t watch myself I could end up being on the computer for the whole day and nothing is done.