Okay. I have a Bachelor's Degree. I graduated college cum laude. My high school GPA was like 3.8. Do you think I can load software and use some cool new doo-hickey to go online???
Um, that would be a NO.
Curse dial-up is what I'm saying. I truly love where we live, and the minor inconveniences (like waiting 10 minutes for the bank page to download and then having it time out...) aren't even close to all that I love about it. Dial-up, however...oh my WORD am I frustrated! We're talking VHS compared to Blu-Ray. (I don't really even know what Blu-Ray is, I just know it's the latest).
I had a chiropractor appointment yesterday, and decided to not rush home and stop at Radio Shack next door. I had heard about getting a cell phone that you can connect to your computer to go online with, and it would be way faster than dial up. Well, fantastic, right? But the price had to be right...I won't pay more than what we already pay for internet and phone, because we really have pretty good deals with both. Whenever the phone lines get damp, though, we get really bad static and can't hardly talk on the phone, let alone go online.
So I go in, and the sales chicky (Samantha, who is awesome) tells me all the details. Turns out it's exactly the same price as what we pay now....Whooo-Hooo!!! And basically, between the miutes per month, and the 5 numbers I can call free whenever I want, plus free nights and weekends, I'll never pay for a phone call on top of the monthly bill. No long distance charges ever, no roaming charges, ever. Suh-Weet!!! So I'm all excited, get home, tell Doug, who is all excited, and go to load the software for the internet access.
Yah. The computer couldn't find the phone. I'm like, dude, it's RIGHT HERE!!!! I tried EVERY USB port on the computer. I called Sam, she said unistall everything and start over. So I did. Did it work? Um, nope.
I may be able to manage a blog (barely), manuever around the internet, do e-mail, whatever, but that's about the limit of my technological intellect. And it makes me crazy. It's just one of those things I just don't understand, and don't really care to. I just want it to work. I want to get on the computer, and have it do what I want it to; what I've been told it can do. And when it doesn't, I get CRAZY frustrated.
The computer is my only social lifeline right about now. This is where I get 90% of my support, encouragement, information about EVERYTHING, how I keep in touch with people because I never get out...and I just want it to WORK!!! Ahhhh!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
I'm taking the whole kit-n-kaboodle in to Samantha later and she said she would get it working. For my sanity, I hope so!!!