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Technologically inept

I love the fact that my family is willing to “help” me stay in the modern world as much as I want to go back in time.  I love gadgets but “jiminy” it takes me forever to learn how to use those gadgets.  I probably own every “books for dummies” printed and just ordered a new one to learn how to get the most of the Android tablet that hubby got me for my birthday.  I wanted one to put books on for reading but this thing is loaded with “gadget widgets” and I don’t have a clue!!!

Took me an hour to figure  what to do after I got it to come on.

Took me an hour to figure what to do after I got it to come on.

Android tablet charging

Android tablet charging

I love using these mechanical wonders and learning new things but man they can fry your brain if you let them.  I’m very blessed to have very intelligent children that help as much as they can to get the instructions to register and stick in my brain!

ANYWAY, I downloaded my first book which is the one that our book club is reading, The Atlantis Gene, and believe it or not I did it correctly.  I’m waiting for the Android Tablet for Dummies to arrive to learn more but now I’m reading and don’t have to worry about losing my spot because it bookmarks when I’m done.  Isn’t that grand!!!

Now, another little gadget I received for Christmas is a MP3 player to use when I’m walking on my treadmill or out-of-doors.  Do you think I’ve loaded the first bit of music on it?  NOT!!  It scares me to death and I’m waiting on my granddaughter to show me how (she has/had one and knows the way)!  I’m sure I’ll love it when she shows me what to do but the instruction book is like reading a legal document and I’d rather be shown how to do than try to follow those instructions.  This old dog can only take in so much at one time!!!

My Website Update

This evening hubby decided to take the hounds to the woods and I had some free time. After doing two loads of laundry and sweeping up the living room, I decided to play on the computer. I have been thinking about sprucing up my blog and tonight was the perfect time.
As you can tell I changed the theme, sidebars and colors. I renamed some of the widgets and still may change some more. As it got closer to 9:00 p.m. my computer kept getting slower and slower so I stopped and will spruce up more as time goes on. Let me know what you think.

On another note, hubby and I celebrated our 41st anniversary at home last night and watched a movie together. He fixed us BLT’s with egg sandwiches and we reminiced about our first evening together 41 years ago after a quick meeting with the justice of the peace in North Carolina and then a rush to get back to our apartment so he could go to work. We eloped!! Our elopement began with a snow storm the night before, two flat tires, and not getting to Sparta, North Carolina in time to get married. We spent the night in our car huddled up under our coats and trying not to freeze. Even after all this, he still married me!!! Love is blind!! 😉

We lived in Roanoke VA in a small basement apartment for three months and spent most of our time back in Craig and eventually moved back there in May of that same year near the farm that his Dad owned. A year and three months later our son was born and we moved into a mobile home on the family farm. We’ve been farming ever since!!