When Microsoft decided that they were no longer going to support XP I had to get busy and find a new virus software to run. I did, now the one I have is like having a crazy parent standing over my shoulder shouting at me. I can be on Pinterest just quietly looking and bells start clanging and a screen pops up with " GET OUT OF THERE RIGHT NOW!!! Could be a harmful site!!! So I press escape. I always run a scan and then it makes a happy sound that says, " Your computer is fine there are no viruses found."
Now you can't see this as I am complaining about computers and software and hardware. My sentences are underlined with red. (It fixed itself when I spelled Microsoft correct.)
Back to the virus software. It just sent me a message, short and sweet. The note sounds exasperated with me, it sounds like a professor clearing his throat, " Hey you! Yes you! Looser!! You need to update these programs ASAP" They have these little messages by each one that says, " IGNORED!"
They are programs if I did down load them, they are ones I don't use and I don't want and they would slow down my very slow computer.
Every morning, when I turn my computer on I have to wait until it does its thing. I didn't realize how bad it was until this morning when Ron was trying to fix something for me, and I started feeling like I was going to cry because he didn't understand. I said, " Oh no, you can touch it right now," He looks at me like I might have gone around the bend. I said, " Well you see if you push any keys until it is ready it will hang and then you have to restart, just let it get ready and then it will work." So we both sat here until the bells stopped clanging and the virus software said, " Now that your computer has been updated, have a nice day." Which means, " I will keep my eyes on you and you had better not do or go anywhere that I don't like."
Nope, just acted like a good little oven. You know what I am thinking? Maybe Microsoft has taken over my whole house.
Have a lovely weekend, computers or not, I am so excited for Fall. I saw some leaves fall today that were yellow. It could be the heat, but I just smiled and said, " Fall is on its way."
---My Father's Dragon, Ruth Stiles Gannett, 1948