LOVE/HATE RELATIONSHIP

I love technology.  I hate technology.  I can’t live without it. I want to live without it.  It’s a conundrum of magnificent proportions to those of us who grew up with 10″ television screens and 45 rpm records.  However, I’m trying to adjust.

Because both my husband and I are now teaching classes in art and drama via the internet, we found it necessary to upgrade our WIFI service.  That required us to bundle a few things together and hopefully it will cost us less by the time we’re done.  With all this COVID19 social distancing, it was interesting to see how all of this would be handled.

My husband took care of the visit to the provider store with his face covered and hands gloved. He was met by a young man who was covered as well.  The entire process took about two hours and by the time Paul returned home, he was a nervous wreck.  Numbers were flying in his head.  He was unsure if he’d done the right thing.  I knew it was a matter of technological overload, but it actually scared me a little.

The installation of the WIFI was interesting as well.  Most of it took place from the outside.  They connected to an existing portal, which took about an hour to do.  Then the masked man entered the house and set up the modem.  Just like that it was all done.

Buyer’s remorse set in when the estimate came in the mail for our first bill,  Today we will set up the television sets which will widen our viewing experiencecov and I expect that should take most of the day, since we’re doing it ourselves.

Personally I feel we’re being force fed this technology stuff whether we want it, need it or not.  At the moment, it’s a matter of necessity for us to be able to work and make a buck or two in addition to our fixed income of social security.  We’re both willing to learn, but truthfully it’s hard to teach old dogs new tricks.  I guess I should call on my granddaughter for assistance.  For the younger generation, all of this is just a snap.

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As I reach the end of my years, I find I have a lot of good information stored up in this old decrepit mind of mine. If I don't write it all down, it may vanish and no one will have the advantage of my thoughts. This is why this blog exists. I love the Lord, Jesus with all my heart and soul. I know I'm undeserving of all He's done for me, but I also know that His love is beyond my comprehension. I've always wanted to write. I never kept diaries, but tucked my thoughts in my head for future reference. I use them now in creating stories, plays, poetry and my blog. I continue to learn every day. I believe the compilation of our time spent with God will have huge affect on the way we live. I know I'm a sinner and I need a Savior. I have One through Jesus, Christ. My book, "Stages - a memoir," is about the seven stages of life from the perspective of a woman. It addresses all the things girls and women go through in life as they travel it with Jesus, and it is available on Amazon.com.
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10 Responses to LOVE/HATE RELATIONSHIP

  1. Lol, this was fun. I completely relate.

    Way back in the 1980s, when cell phones and computers were still very new, I worked at a Radio Shack store. Remember those? This was before I went to nursing school. At that time, I was the go-to person for setting up video recorders, computers, and cell phones.

    Technology has changed so much since then, I wish I had a 7-year-old I could ask for help with my wonky laptop.

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    • atimetoshare.me says:

      It’s so hard for us elders to adapt to these radically quick changes. It’s enough to send us to the funny farm. I imagine a kid of 7 wouldnt know what you were talking about with video recorders, cassette tapes, etc.

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  2. it’s a pain in my keister!!!

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    • atimetoshare.me says:

      Poor Paul was determined with his arthritic fingers to enter all the ridiculous passwords, but failed several times. After spending hours on the phone with AT&T the manager told him to come to the store and they would do it for him. Why didn’t they suggest that in the first place?

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      • Can de I hate AT&T— I absolutely dread if I ever need calling them- hours on the phone with “Suzy” from India who I can’t understand and after 2 hours I finally get someone state side 😑

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      • atimetoshare.me says:

        We needed to upgrade our wifi because of all the online classes we’re teaching. Prior to this, we used a little puck which was not nearly adequate. I’ve learned to ask for someone who speaks English and lives in the USA to talk to.

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      • Wally told me a few years back to ask for a person state side so now that’s the first thing I do.
        So frustrating!!!

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      • atimetoshare.me says:

        We needed to upgrade our wifi because of all the online classes we’re teaching. Prior to this, we used a little puck which was not nearly adequate. I’ve learned to ask for someone who speaks English and lives in the USA to talk to. I hope we didn’t make a mistake in going to AT&T.

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      • Our cell phones are Verizon and our home phone and internet is AT&T—neither are ideal :/

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      • atimetoshare.me says:

        I rely don’t think any of them are ideal. We’ve tried most of them. We had Verizon from the start, but they kept going up and up in price.

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