Never Update Your Computer (Krissie)

Well, I don’t really mean that, but think twice and make sure it’s a good time to do it. I use Macs, and my 6 year old laptop looked like it was about to bite the dust, so I took it in to see if it could be save (turned out it’s called “vintage” by Apple and they won’t fix them). But since it was so funky I couldn’t even copy or back up stuff, and at least they were able to copy it all.
But at the same time my working laptop, a MacBook Air, decided to upgrade to High Sierra and I foolishly said okay. Aiyeee!

First, it deleted my copy of Word 365 so I couldn’t write, it wiped out all my passwords, I can’t find the addresses of the people I text, and there was no way I could get into Refab. Getting to the site was easy, but I couldn’t get into the admin part of it, and I had to wait for Crusie to wake up so she could send me a link, and since she works late into the night I knew it would take a while.

But she came through and here I am. I love computers, but honestly …

So this week I want to know what you want for Christmas besides Work Peace and Donald Trump’s head on a platter while Mike Pence gives up politics, that the few “good republicans” figure out how to take back their vote for the tax bill (or writhe in shame in guilt) and Kim Jong-un falls in love and decides to make love, not war. Hey, a girl can dream, can’t she?

I have a long long list at Amazon (which is surprising, I usually don’t care) and I expect I’m not going to get anything at all for Christmas, which is sort of sad. Richie will get me stuff, but money’s been so tight we are careful not to spend much (and he and I would be all Gift of the Magi and give up what we want for the other and we don’t really need the confirmation that love is better than all the presents in the world – we know that.

I guess that’s why I have such a long list – in the past, if I wanted something and it was reasonable I’d buy it. Now it has to be cheap and necessary. Ah, the circle of life!

So tell me, Mrs. Claus, what you want for Christmas. I’m not giving it to you, but I’ll pass the word on to Santa.

4 thoughts on “Never Update Your Computer (Krissie)

  1. Ugh. Sorry about the computer.
    I don’t really want anything for the Holidays. The kids and their partners all chipped in and sent me off to Australia for most of November. It was a fabulous trip, so I’ll be content with making dinner and getting hugs and kisses. I might buy a goat for a needy family through Heifer Intrrnational and put it in the kids names. They like when I do that.

  2. Sharon Bates says:

    I was out Christmas shopping when my bra decided to explode and begin poking me under the arm. Long story short, I had to purchase a new bra if I wanted to continue shopping for others. So, Merry Christmas to me. When I think of presents for myself, I always think of books so I do have a list if anyone asks.

    At our age, I would like to cut back on buying, wrapping and sending gifts but relatives on both sides do not want to give up the tradition. Thank goodness for Amazon and all the catalogs that come to the mail box!

  3. JenniferNennifer says:

    We stopped doing presents except with three friends who insist (and who are ALL hard to buy for!!!) . It makes the holidays so much more relaxed, though wouldn’t mind having more to wrap – I must have enough paper for the rest of my life, at the rate I now use it. I do cheat a little and get my niece socks (she always needs them) and buy Advent calendars (99 cents from Trader Joe’s) and chocolate Santas for my co-worker’s kids just so I feel Santa-y. I also miss working for a big enough company to play secret Santa, it was always so much fun. So hmmmm, I guess what I want is more cheap-and-optional holiday activities!

  4. Jill says:

    Amazon lists. I love them. 99% of my shopping has been online. Malls are fighting a losing battle. When my kids and I were younger we enjoyed Mall shopping. We are all older and the thrill is gone. I made the mistake of buying stuff shipped here to reship to the great granddaughter in Anchorage. OMG ! 8 packages . Shipping was $500. There will be no more of that !

    Bras-thank you medicare, mine are comped. That may not be true next year.

    My current PC was having too many senior moments. It is amazing/frustrating how fast computers out date themselves. So-there is a new tower waiting to be installed by our tech guy. And at the same time a laptop for me. I use the excuse for a laptop that we will be traveling most of 2018

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