I had three goals for the summer. The first was to start physical therapy. Check. The second was to join a gym and get into a good exercise habit. Check. The third was to buy a computer. This last issue put me into a complete tailspin.
Should I buy a PC? Should I buy a Mac? Could I set up the Mac? Could I learn to use it? I went back and forth a thousand times. I visited the Apple store and Best Buy a dozen times. I read articles and talked with friends. Everyone had a different opinion. The more I researched the more confused I became. At the same time my desktop computer was freezing more and more. I knew I had to do something before it crashed completely and I was in a difficult situation of my own making.
Last Friday I walked into Best Buy for the nth time "just to look," and I walked out with a new computer. It's an all-in-one, sort of a combination tablet and pc. It has the capability to be a desktop and it has the capability to be a touch screen. There's still a lot I have to learn, but I am happy to say I am typing this post on my new computer.
I am also working at my dining room table. My new computer just needs WiFi and to be plugged in to an outlet, and with one exception I was able to do the set up. I initially wasn't able to get the keyboard and the mouse working, but after 43 minutes with customer service I was told to go back to the store and make sure there were no problems with the keyboard, mouse or batteries. There was a problem. I had put the batteries into the mouse batteries incorrectly. But the Geek Squad staff person couldn't have been nicer and the diagram for the battery installation was teeny-tiny. I'm now very happily typing and mousing.
My next goal is to get a new printer and an external hard drive to store my photographs. I plan to do both next week and then I will devote my former computer space to a craft area. It will be great to have a place to make cards that isn't my dining room table. This has been a goal for the last year and I am thrilled to be so close.
I had a lot of plans for today and top of the list was setting up my computer. It took most of the day, but I will move ahead on everything else tomorrow.
As always thanks for visiting and take good care.