Monday, 11 February 2013

A Warning Would Have Been Nice ...

Hey you
yes you on the other side of the screen
why didn't you warn me that changing to a new computer would do my head in so much
 I thought we were friends
but friends would have warned me that a computer change for a tech hopeless like me
is not something to be attempted in a day or so
that moving files and setting up everything
on the new instrument of torture machine would be crazy hard
but I am not giving up
I will be sitting here surrounded by dirty tea cups and chocolate wrappers
occasionally banging my head on the table and cussing like a sailor
until it all bloody works
see you soon my so called friends...xx

linking up with Sunday Sketches...
and here are my last two post links
just in case I never get another one up and running again...


34 comments:

Cottage Remnant said...

OH DEAR!!!

With friends like us, you don't need any enemies....:0(

Hope you can overcome your challenge....lol....the endless cups of tea and mountains of chocolate should help....not too sure about the "head-banging" (the 80's era is over I think...lol)

blessings,
Cynthia♥

Adrienne Rose said...

OH no! I had no idea you were getting a new computer! Pft, besties should know these things!

What kind did you get??

I am really enjoying the pointing finger. It works well in this post! Made me laugh.

When I got my macbook, it took like, a day and a half for all the files to transfer, it was freaking torture! I just wanted to use my new computer!

Nigel Roberts said...

Be careful where you're pointing that thing! It might be loaded!

Good luck with the new machine :)

Laurie said...

oh no, don't bang your head too hard or you will end up like me!!!!

Victoria said...

Fabulous..powerful image..love it! aww..sorry for your computer troubles!
Gorgeous art..love the pineapple..beautiful and radiant...and I love your tabasco..I put that on everything ha ha!!
Hugs and happy creating!
Victoria

WrightStuff said...

Been there, done that, got the scars...

Still haven't fully recovered all my missing iTunes songs :(

Catherine Constance said...

Feeling your pain... :( good excuse for more tea and chocolate... ;)

Serena Lewis said...

LOVE the sketch! It makes me think of those 'Uncle Sam wants You' posters when they were encouraging men to sign up for the US army.

I don't envy you setting up a new computer. It can be VERY time-consuming. Thank God for external hard-drives...they make a huge difference 'cos you can work directly from them for files etc.

Enjoy your week ~ xx

VonnyK said...

Why do you think I'm still using a ten year old dinosaur computer? I always knew you were crazy but changing computers, now that's insane!! I'll send more chocolate.

Lovin that hand.
Von.

Auroran Lauriel said...

Just a heads up: Changing computers is a headache.

Lisa Isabella Russo said...

Changing computers? Yikes! I hate to change computers... It sounds like yours is on the way to cooperating, maybe, I hope... Great sketch, that's really challenging pose!

Bev said...

oh i feel it , i am totally the same when it comes to my techie stuff im so obsessive i can not think about or do anything until its all working ok then all is right with the world , but u didnt ask and im so glad u didnt cause u would not have done it lol
hugz bev

Michellem said...

You NEVER listen to me!! Why do you suppose I'm still using my ancient 3 1/2 year old laptop? (funny how anything over 3 years old is ancient with computers) - keep slugging at it - we'll wait until you figure it out!

Tam Hess said...

you got this Ms. Tracey! Hook up an IV of tea and get busy....xoxo

Kristin said...

"I will be sitting here surrounded by dirty tea cups and chocolate wrappers occasionally banging my head on the table and cussing like a sailor until it all bloody works"

I just adore you! Good luck - and glad to see that you're stopping for chocolate :)))
xoxoxo

Jehanne's doodles said...

Love the hand!!
And good luck with your new pc :)

Giggles said...

I never knew....oh NO....I hear ya...I am still missing things from a few years ago....sucks big time. I still don't know things on mine...and none of the old programs are the same...even the mouse works different.... I forgot how horrible computer change is...
Good luck with it!!I still spend hours looking for things I thought I had!

Hugs Giggles

Sandra Busby said...

Oh dear... I have the same problems when switching computers! Our PC at home is on it's last legs - so I just use the one at work to avoid the problem!
So sorry I didn't warn you, lol! Hmm... Did you ask? Is it one of those MAC thingy's? I'm thinking of getting one of those sometime but am reluctant to switch from Windows in case it's completely baffling!
By the way - The hand is great! Really great! Intimidating even!! :0)

missy k said...

Poor you!!!

You'll get there (eventually!!!)

Karen x

Jez said...

The mac thingy is marvellous, either the macbook or the ipad, and if you make sure to buy it from an Apple store they always help with problems - if there is one near you. (And mac invented windows). This os not Mrs Jobs speaking).
Sorry Tracey for the commercial on your memory space.

That threatening finger should be pointing at the PC. Be firm with it. Show it who's boss. It'll come round in the end Good luck until then. Can't bear to think of blogland with a hiatus in your posts.

aimee said...

oh NOOOOOOOOOOOO!!!

Jo Murray said...

Computers have feelings too...be patient and kind, and you will be rewarded......eventually.

Alexandra said...

Oh dear...when the hand first came up, I was like - "What did I do now that big sis is coming after me?!" hahaha :)

Love you post, as always, and your inspiring sketch. Hugs

Lorinda @ Everyday Endeavours said...

Ha! I feel your pain my friend. I got a new computer at work last week and I still have settings I need to figure out how to re-set. Who knew there were so many??? Who knew I was so darn picky about my computer (oh yeah, that really shouldn't have been a surprise)?? Good luck and enjoy the new toy...eventually xx

Marji {RainCityGirl} said...

Good luck with this, seriously. Wait till you try to move your iTunes - consider yourself warned :)

Nic McLean said...

great hand - makes me thing of 1984 for some reason - quite imposing and intimidating! Ah, installing new computers, linking up sky boxes and all sorts of games consoles to the TV so there is a snake pit of cables behind the TV unit - all these things are the domain of my husband. I don't bother my pretty little head with anything remotely techie like that because I don't have a clue!! I just about learnt how to hyper link on blogs!!

Kristin said...

Thank you Mama! xoxo

Catharina Engberg said...

Oh sorry about that my friend! ;)
I know about computer issues, but I´m not good at solving them I´m affraid. It really gives me headache. Good luck!

pauline said...

LOL! this cracked me up.
Good luck with setting yourself up on the new "machine". Hopefully, you'll be back to blogging soon without too much of a headache. (or as my dad would say, "blobbing"...) hehehhee. He has no fucking idea... hehehee. take care girl.. xox

Sherrie Roberts said...

I Could Never warn anyone against getting a New Computer! Never! Love my New Computers everytime I get a New Apple, iMac, ProMac. Delicious!

So, Happy for you!

Sherrie Roberts
Enjoy!

stefanie stark said...

Oh dear!!! I understand you very well. It neeeds so much time to get a little bit familiar to such a "new machine" which keeps so much of your private and personal stuff. Good luck!!!!!! I have also to do this within the next weeks. My husband bought a new PC for himself and I am now the new owner of his "old" Mac.
I also love the pantry pineapple you painted last week. I enjoyed the summer colors of this tropical fruit and the summer feeling it spreads very much while we have still lots of snow here.

Tammie Lee said...

whoa, such a great hand! powerful in it's lines.

Christine said...

wow this one looks so hard to do! Wonderful perspective. And sorry about those computer woes, yech!

Ilona said...

Hahahahahaha! So great to read about your frustration over the process of moving to a new machine! And I apologize for laughing at the same time, because who would not be frustrated and banging their head on a hard surface?
Hope everything will be OK very soon! And Lindt chocolate is the best, isn't it?

Happy PPF! And thank you for nice words on my blog!

:-) Ilona