I'm back to square one in many respects and have been assured that soon I'll be totally happy with my new MacAir. I trust that will be true, but it's not yet because I am a kid in maybe the second grade after a rather bad summer who as forgotten the alphabet and the numbers. I was chugging along okay, but with a very irksome modem problem for which I blame Verizon. Then I discovered my email contact list had been lifteed and possibly hundreds of people were getting a disgusting scam that was not even a new one -- months ago I got the same message supposedly coming from a past neighbor with whom I may have corresponded by email twice. It was an obviously sob story: I'm in the Philippines (which was misspelled) and lost my wallet and had to have $1950 to get out of the country and come home. I suppose if anyone fell for it they would have been told to send money to some bogus account, certainly not to me. I hope no one did.
I disocovered that I have many concerned acquaintances and friends who told me about having received this email. For all the nice people who wanted me to know, there were probably ten times as many who simply deleted it -- which is what I wish everyone had done. This went on for a couple of weeks, I recovered my contact list and then it was lifted a second time and a second round of emails were sent, many to the same people. It was embarrassing but beyond my control. Fortunately I do not bank by mail and, yes, I occasionally buy books by mail from Amazon with a credit card but very little else. I quickly talked to my bank and my credit card company.
The whole thing brought up the thought I've had for a couple of years: my computer was over 10 years old, it was getting slow; I didn't have various updates. I was going to have to get a new one soon I went to talk to the very nice people at the local Mac store and bought a new one. It's a marvel. I cannot believe something that seems too thin to c containmore than a tissue paper, actually has the computing and storage power it has. But there's the catch. Much has been changeed and I don't adapt quickly to new things. AFter all I'm in my 70s, that's my excuse and I think a valid one.
So I just discovered I don't know how to access my photos except those on the desktop display to put on a blog. I love the picture of Stella above but it wasn't what I meant to put on this post, The MacAir has a program called Pages that emulates much of Microsoft Word but it's not the same and I have much to learn ... MUCH ... it is the program I use most, like a few times every day. I am frustrated. Old dog, new tricks. Gotta happen It's a great little laptop and I'm going to be happy with it .... in the fullness of time.
The mid-70s are a surprise! Part of me remains in the 50s -- age, I mean, not decade of 20th century. It's a joy ride, new experiences land in my lap and I've become a better quilter, poet, writer than I expected. It's a rich life for a person never rich financially. Hey, this is what the mid-70s are like!