Thursday, 1 October 2009

Thursday 1st October - The Trusty De-crapper

Here I am, still on my desk top computer!  The laptop is sitting there just waiting for 'one who knows' to come and plumb it in for me.

Ray-next-door-across-the-path has been very kind with showing me how to make some recovery disks the other day.  Thank you Ray;  they're on the top shelf to be forgotten about - hopefully forever.  What won't go away is the router. 

The dreaded router (is that a ROOter or a ROWter?) came by courier the other day and I don't know how to do it.  Well, I could follow the instructions on the set-up CD I suppose but I'm afraid it might involve scratting about under the desk or fiddling with cables and things alien.  From my wheelchair I can't scrat.  See?

Ray seems to have this idea that if I can't do a simple little thing like installing a router, it's time I could .  He said "Oh it's ever so easy.  All you do is this....this....and this........" but he lost me around '....all you do.....'.  You see, what I know and he doesn't is that NOTHING relating to computers is simple and as for 'You can't go wrong.'  Yes you can!  So I don't want somebody to come and show me how to do it.  I want somebody to come and DO it.  All inclusive, in toto, finit, job done!



Dave - I shall have to pay him - is coming this afternoon.  1 o'clock.  I am so relieved because I can trust Dave because he's sorted my computer problems many a time.  By tea time today the laptop will be ready to go, all my stuff will have been copied over from this one and all the free-trial stuff that comes pre-loaded but I don't want will be gone.  Dave will bring his trusty de-crapper. 

He might just show me what to do with the memory stick I bought because I was told life wasn't worth living without one.

See you soon,


7 comments:

StitchinByTheLake said...

I'm with you Angie - I'd have hired someone to do it! blessings, marlene

Blessings each day said...

You had me smiling the whole time as usual, Angie. And I agree, never trust anyone who says it can't go wrong or you can't mess it up. There are WAY too many wires and connectors and just a bunch of gook all over these computers. Next time someone says oh just do this and this...let's ask him or her if we can first practice doing it on THEIR computer!!


Can't wait to see your next adventure installment!!

blessings and warm hugs,

marcy

Sage said...

Good for you Angie;I also had to pay someone to come and set up the wireless network in the house withthe dreaded Router.Once that is done it's a charm I hope.They make it sound soooo easy but as smart as we old gals are computer wise, I figure we might as well let the pros get it started then we can take it over; right?

I'm mostly known as 'MA' said...

I hope you get it all sorted out! Memory sticks are great. They are so little but hold a lot of info.

Marie said...

Computers, how would we ever manage without one. They are the source of much joy and much frustration as well! I'm with you pay someone else to deal with all the agro!!! It's the only way to go. ONE MORE SLEEP!! I can't wait!! xxoo

Robynn's Ravings said...

Why can't we get memory sticks for our brains?! I'd buy several.

I was looking on your sidebar and canNOT believe what a gorgeous cake you made for your mother! OMWORD. You are an arTISTE!

Grammy Staffy said...

Good luck Angie. I know nothing of computers really. I only know how to blog, email and use word. I am lost beyond that. I hope you get everything taken care of.

I was so happy to talk to you today. You and Marie are dear to me. In fact you are one of my Sunday six smiles today. I am glad that you could have a nice visit with each other. I wish I could have been there with you....well maybe one day. I can dream.
Hugs, Lura