After a month of frustration, I’m back online. A sneaky little virus snuck into my system and completely crashed my computer. Being the computer illiterate that I am, I was at the mercy of those who actually possess real computer knowledge to get me up and running again. The problem with that is, they did not care if I was able to get online or not. They don’t hate me or anything, they just didn’t put my computer activity at the top of their to-do lists.
I was going to get a brand new computer and start from scratch, but in order to get it free I had to wait for someone else to format it for me. I was tired of waiting, so I decided to tackle my computer woes on my own. After all, my computer was already useless to me, so I figured I couldn’t do any more damage to it than had already been inflicted.
To make a long story short, I uninstalled everything on it, and re-installed everything from the original software that came with the computer. No big deal for most, but a major accomplishment for someone like me. It wasn’t that long ago that I learned how to email and copy and paste. No need to pat me on the back or anything, because I have already done it myself. Yes indeed, I am quite proud of myself.
I have been out of the loop for quite a while now, so it will take me a few days to catch up on everything. Television alone leaves one feeling uninformed, and incapable of jumping back into the debate. I will make my rounds, catch up on my reading, get back into typing shape, and then climb back into the blogging saddle. It feels good to once again be a participant, instead of a mutant TV zombie.