The Horrors of the New Computer

Hello 🙂 I’m back! I don’t know about you, but I would have thought spending a few hundred pounds on an item would mean you should be really happy with it, and excited and pleased with your purchase.

My old computer more or less died before Christmas, it was only eight years old which seemed so young? Apparently not. So I bought this shiny new one in the January sales.

It’s very different.

I don’t get on with ‘change’ very well.


My son got it out of the box for me, switched it on and handed it to me up and running. I managed to download most of what I needed … Microsoft office (Word) … I’m still in the process of moving my photograph files and document files. By the time I finish no doubt this new laptop will be out of date and I’ll need another new one.

The one thing I really wanted was to be able to log into my blog here at WordPress. And it was the one thing that proved the most difficult. I could have asked my son, but I thought at my age I ought to be able to manage my own computer ‘stuff’. I kept going round in a loop of sending ‘help’ messages for a new password, unable to contact a real person. I got very fed up.

However, after many days searching through my trashed email files I found the one from several years ago, with the transaction i.d. that I needed in order to get through to an actual person on WordPress. Then I had to sort myself out a new email address for this login. Finally, this morning …. I was able to log in!

I can’t tell you how excited I was! It’s so good to be back! I’m still a little worried I might just disappear again, but hopefully I’ve got it sorted.

And I did it myself! With a little help from the WordPress person 🙂 I am so proud 🙂

I will be back to blogging properly over the weekend.

The moral of this story is: Keep going and never give up! You will amaze yourself when you discover what you can do.


About Jackie Dinnis

Welcome to my blog where I am enjoying meeting my family - past and present - one at a time. Join me as I learn who my ancestors were, where they lived, what their occupations were and what everyday life was like for them.
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6 Responses to The Horrors of the New Computer

  1. Sue Woodland says:

    Welcome back – good to see you. Well done for sorting it out yourself. I know how easy it is to ask the ‘younger generation’ but it gives great satisfaction to do it yourself.

  2. Becky B says:

    Congratulations on getting it sorted, you probably did it quicker than the ‘younger generation’. I’m in the ‘in-between generation’ now and have had to resort to keeping a password book and even that fails me sometimes as I can’t always work out my cryptic clues to remember my passwords!!

    • Oh, I know what you mean! I’ve just started a password book, although I try to use the same password. I just thought I’d got the hang of it, when I find the new laptop has a new ‘Word’ package, so I’ve got to learn that again. Does this hating of change mean I am old? I try to embrace it, but oh how nice it would be if I could just carry on from where I left off.

      • Becky B says:

        Definitely doesn’t mean you are old. I agree we should have the choice of change when it comes to computers!

      • Oh Becky, that would be so good if we had the choice of change/upgrade when it comes to computers! The new one’s just have so much on them that I don’t need and will never use. All I want is a Word processing package, and a basic access to my blog and the internet. But I still can’t make out if I’m being a scared old thing, unwilling to keep up with the latest stuff. Sigh …

      • Becky B says:

        I know it’s crazy… hubby says the same all the time!

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