Thursday, January 08, 2015

Back to using a computer

The new laptop arrived yesterday.  Windows 8 was really throwing me for a loop until the grandson showed me a couple of things.  Then a Facebook friend gave me a link where I could download something called "Classic Shell", and I am now in business for sure!  With that download, everything works pretty much like Windows 7.  I would really like to learn to get around on Windows 8 without the download, but I want to do that in my own time, gradually.    

I will be using the IPad a lot less now, I can tell that already.  With the laptop right next to me in the living room, I prefer it for most tasks.  I'll still read on the Ipad, and play Sudoku.  And I'll use it a lot when I'm on the go.  But for shopping online or doing searches, I like a bigger screen and a keyboard.  
Speaking of the keyboard, this computer has a touch screen, which comes in handy once in awhile.  

I've never used a laptop much.  I don't even know how to take a "selfie" with the camera on it.  

The grandson finally has the old house almost ready to live in.  This weekend will see the plumbing in, and there isn't all that much to do after that.  They already have a lot of their furniture in, ready and waiting.  I would go take some pictures, but with these single-digit temperatures, I am not going outside for much of anything except to tend to the animals.


I have to tend to my old pet, Chickie, in a different way.  She is mistreated by the rest of the chickens when she gets down on their level, so she spends most of her days on this shelf.  Now, if I left her alone to care for herself, she would risk life and limb to get down and eat and drink, I'm sure.  But since I'm out there three or four times a day when the temperatures are so frigid, I take the time to put some water and food up there for her.  Water freezes faster than you can believe in single-digit temperatures!  If I'm still in the chicken business next year, I may have Cliff fix me up something to keep their water thawed. 


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

Glad you are back on line with your new computer. When it's cold like it is now and we stay in more, I know I'd be lost without mine.

Jon said...

I got my laptop a month ago and hated it at first. Lately, however, I'm much more used to it and enjoying the new experience. I'm sure you will, too.

The people at Windows are sadistic and enjoy torturing and confusing everyone. Windows 8.1 drives me kompletely krazy, but I'm getting more used to that, too.


Glad you got the classic shell installed. Makes all the difference. Chickie is cute. Poor thing not treated well by her friends. Glad you take care of her.

Margaret said...

New computers are fun, but frustrating. I just want my old ones to keep working forever. I understand them and don't have to spend a lot of time figuring out how to do things.

Lori said...

Okay, this is going to sound weird, but it's the first thing I noticed in the picture of Chickie. Have you ever seen comic strips that feature a fish walking out of the ocean -- an evolutionary fish? Well the place on the wall to the right of Chickie looks just like that fish!!!