Well, after a very frustrating 10 days or so, I am finally working on my new computer. That was such a pain. I can’t believe it took days to get stuff installed and it was like pulling teeth communicating with our IT department. Each day ended with the tech saying, “I will call you tomorrow” and I waited and waited and finally called myself pretty much every day. Luckily I was still able to work on my old computer, but the problems with that one were as bad LOL!
Friday afternoon, the IT guy said, “I will call you at 9 am Monday morning to finish this up”. I waited around Monday morning until 10 am and no call. When I called in, he said “I thought we were finished.” Ugh? Do they not keep notes of where they are in the process with these things?
Monday everything was finally running, but getting used to the new setup and working out the glitches made for a frustrating day, at which point I was on the edge of tears several times. Mostly because it affects my productivity, which means I make less money. No bueno.
Don’t you love all my cords? I had to rearrange because the USB ports and power cords are in the opposite side from my old computer.
It does look marginally better than this today. That foot pedal there is also the reason I can’t have a treadmill desk. There must be some invention to come up with for that.
Probably the most annoying thing about everything has been my eating. This whole computer thing and I snacked too much. That has always been my most troublesome area – the stress eating. It doesn’t have to be junk food, either. I can have spoonfuls of nut butter, cereal, cheese. If I want to stress snack, I can do it with a lot of foods that are just normal foods I have in the house. I was feeling exceptionally non-radiant.
I just have to get it together. Now things are moving upwards. It’s going to take me some days to get my production back up to snuff getting use to a new keyboard and function keys, but finally it is stuff that *I* can do and not wait on anyone else.
On a fun note, we were outside last night and heard a familiar “whoosh” and looked up to see a hot air balloon right above the driveway! It was so close. I ran in to get my camera and it already had gone this far:
It was a perfect evening for a balloon ride! I have never been – not sure I could as I feel a little afraid of heights, but it would sure be an adventure!