Just call me Better Late Than Never Reeves.
I think I need a vacation. I'm sitting here with a glass of pinot noir, trying to calm down after Windows tried to sabotage me.
While I was gone to the pharmacy, Windows did an update. When I got home, I was locked out of my computer!
My Relationship With Windows
Yes indeedy. I try to keep my hatred of Windows in check, but this just about made me go ballistic since I'm on a tight schedule to get edits completed on my current book. The proofreader needs to have it by next week.
Then a screen pops up to announce all the wonderful new things Windows will do, i.e., sync every app and communication device I have and ever expect to have so I can use them all with multiple Windows features that I will never use.
It won't let Windows load and open until I enter my email address and password. No problem, right?
Well, not exactly. The Windows password is in a computer file that I can't access because Windows won't open by blankety-blank computer!
Oops. I Goofed
Now, I keep a hard copy, but I had not updated it when I had to change the Windows password a month ago.
But, I can enter my email, click Forgot Password, and they'll—guess what?—email me a Code to enter in the little box.
How can I get email if the *@%# Windows won't let my computer open???
By this point, I'm in DefCon 1, ready to launch missiles. I couldn't think of anything, but how much I hate technology and its constant updates slowing my computer, killing other apps, and generally making life miserable.
My husband, dear, sweet, calm man that he is, said, "Open your email on your laptop and get the code."
I stopped dead in my tracks. How dumb of me! I got the code, reset the password, Windows loaded, my desktop opened. I'm once again in business.
Moral of the Story
When you allow the annoyances of the day to stress you out, you can't see the simple solution for the emotional storm wailing around you. Take a deep breath. Calm down. Think logically. And get a glass of wine.
By the way, the next computer I buy will be a Mac.
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