New is definitely not always better. I got a new desktop computer; I really needed it. It came with Windows 8 and as fellow quilter, Wilna Geel, says “why change a recipe that works”. I struggled, no….. I still struggle but I've already moaned about this.
With the new computer I obviously had to purchase Microsoft Word and guess what? …… a NEW version.
Initially not too much trouble using it apart from the fact that Outlook has now added several extra eggs to this recipe that doesn't make the cake taste any better and I’m keeping my technological advanced son rather busy trying to get things to work ‘as they used to’.
Then it turned 2013 and on my blog I have a page “Completed quilts/projects” which I use to motivate me and have proof of what I've accomplished during a year. So I needed to add a new year and this is where the snail got onto the Gilette blade – I just couldn't do it. Still reluctant to believe that I have become this forgetful/ignorant in one year I admitted defeat and called the help of my blonde.
Now I have to give you a little background about this creature I gave birth to and raised. She was the child, unlike her brother who trusted me with any and everything, who would “do it myself” and during her school years I thought this to be great as at least for one child I didn't have to write essays (and got terrible marks) or do school assignments. This however now backfires badly.
Whenever I need her help (mostly on the computer) she’ll be saying something like “now come stand here and I’ll show you and then ‘you do it yourself’."
So when I asked her help this time I made it very clear that she had to DO it and not just show me just as I would hem her pants when she needed it and not just show her to do it herself. So all misconceptions out of the way, she got seated behind my NEW computer with NEW Microsoft Word and simply had to try to make an ‘old’ 2013 heading. She sat and sat some more and all the while I was starting to feel much better about my own abilities and after searching Google she calmly informed me that the NEW Microsoft Word cannot do it! Added eggs to Outlook and taken away eggs in Word – two miserable cakes in one day!!
Fortunately my laptop still has an older version of Microsoft Word so I had to create the date there and I have to agree with Wilna……. Why O Why???
Off to breakfast with friend Karin, hoping this will get rid of my frustrations!