I found myself becoming further and further behind in my household chores as I was spending all day on the computer. I decided that there has to be more to life than the digital world I was living in. I felt like a kid hooked on a video game.
I started a project. I am transferring all of my family VHS tapes to archival discs with the intent of giving them as Christmas presents. My original plan was to make copies for my daughter, son, granddaughters, and ex son-in-law. If you are counting you see that total is 6 discs (including one for me). Most were of my granddaughters when they were babies. I discovered old videos (badly degraded, I might add) of movies I had taken of other family members so my list multiplied like a bunch of rabbits.
I had no way to duplicate the disc from 6 to 9 copies without dubbing each one individually. Let me tell you, this is very time consuming if you want to edit as you record.
Before I got very far in this project my computer suddenly crashed, never to be revived. A good friend loaned me his old computer, but it was not powerful and kept giving me problems so I bit the bullet and ordered a new one.
My HP Pavilion arrived Friday and when I installed it I lost my phone service. I use a captioned phone and it needs high speed Internet. This is the third time I have had this happen and my friend tried valiantly to solve the problem He was unable to get the dial tone back for me.
I have been spending most of my time trying to re-install my software, etc. My project is on hold until I am able to resolve many new issues. My printer (also an HP ) and speakers are not compatible with the new Windows 7 PC and I have lost the cable for my scanner. And so it goes.
My point is that this is taking waaay too much of my time. Yesterday I spent 4 hours in a chat room trying to resolve the phone issue with tech support for my captioned phone. They were unable to find the problem so I have a Cox cable technician coming this afternoon to repair the phone line. This, of course, adds mightily to the cost of my computer; something I hadn't planned on. Sigh!!!
I won't go into every test the nice gal from CapTel (my phone) had me do, but I was plugging and unplugging cables into various jacks until I was exhausted. I should have called for a service technician to come to my home at the beginning because that is where I am ending up anyhow.
There is more to this saga, but why bore you with details when you probably have your own problems?
I do hope you have a wonderful feast day and don't make yourself sick 'pigging out.'
HAPPY THANKSGIVING TO ALL