by Doris Jean Shaw
Computers. Ugh. We’ve heard you can’t live with them and you can’t function without them, or something to that effect. I struggle with computer and internet issues all the time. A friend once told me that I just had to accept it as this was life’s reality now. OK, but I disagree. My computer does not do what it did yesterday and the internet refuses to let me access. I get messages saying it is not available and to try again.
I have been frustrated enough to throw the computer out the window but have resisted the urge. Replacing the window might be a task that I am not up to doing. I thought my computer was broken so I took it in for repair. It was not broken, just old. Somehow that sounds like me.
My computer dies and what I was reading online disappears into cyber space. I guess that means that if I go through the whole process again, I might be able to find the article I was reading. I try that, looking up “cattle guard”, and am unable to find the same site again. I repeat the process several times.
I sit here and the computer tells me that the power is low and I need to plug it in but I have a better idea. I am going to turn the computer off and get out paper and pen to write a note to my friend. That is, if I can find the address without resorting to having to look it up on the computer.
Doris Jean Shaw is an educator, a Life Coach, and author. She loves to travel and writes romances, children’s stories and devotionals. She presents a workshop entitled “Reclaiming Me” that helps others find direction for their future. Find her at www.reclaimingme.net.