Once a month a group of us gets together at the Downtown Coffee Bar for knit-nite. I was really needing to get out of the house. My computer had finally driven me to tears, and I needed both a break and an attitude adjustment; my knitting friends were just what I needed.
To me, my computer is sort of like my car. I know how to work it (sort of), and I do rely on it quite a bit, but I have no interest whatsoever in knowing all the ins and outs of how it magically runs. BUT....I . want . it . to . work. My computer was s.l.o.w. s.l.o.w. s.l.o.w. to say the least. I would try to delete some pictures, and I could make a batch of cookies while it thought about maybe trying to do it. More often than not, it would just give out a big SIGH and shut down. I'd try to download an audible book, and it would tell me I was almost out of memory--I'd delete stuff (honest, I would)....if only I could!!! Needless to say, I didn't keep my frustrations to myself (remember, PapaGeek lives in this house, too!!) Now, I'm not saying he didn't listen to me whine about the %$$@%$ computer, but he knows me too well; he knows I have NO PATIENCE WHATSOEVER WHEN IT COMES TO THE COMPUTER!!!!!!! (I don't.) So, it really wasn't his fault that he sort of ignored my distress. I decided I was going to go visit the Geek Squad--in tears. Tomorrow. Tonight--I was off to knit nite. Now there I get sympathy!!! (and inspiration)
Look what people were making!!!....
And just look at this....
I'd be casting on for one in a heartbeat...but I've already made two of them, and just don't need a third!!!! (One of the happiest knits I've ever done, though!!!)
I vented a bit, worked on Peasy a little, got a couple ideas about how to speed up the computer, and felt much better when I got home. I had a game plan.
PapaGeek greeted me with.....I fooled around a bit with your computer while you were out (OH, NOOOOO!!!!); I'm not sure I got your homepage back (YIKESSS!!!), but I ran a clean-up program, and deleted ..........................................10,000 files!!! I think it's running faster. (DUH!!!!)
Gotta love those geeks!!!! (I sure do!)