My computer has been in the shop for service and repair the past week, which is why I haven’t been around much. My stepson did let me go on his computer sometimes so I was able to keep up with the blogs that I follow but I haven’t been able to post. At first, I thought this was a curse and my usual anxieties about modern technology out to make my life hell came to mind almost immediately. This is usual for me, I have this belief that when an item is manufactured, whether it’s a computer, CD, a car or anything else, that there is a design programme in said item saying that it must go wrong and not work properly if owned by me. To most people, this sounds absurd but there are times when I think this is real and the past week, it was the case with my computer.
Fortunately, this time, I was able to apply rational thought and realized that I hadn’t had my computer serviced in a few years, even though I pay a small monthly fee in case it goes wrong and it also includes a yearly service. After a brief moment of getting angry with myself for being stupid and not servicing it, I took it in and had it looked at and now it’s back and working better.
At first, I thought that being without a computer for at least a week was going to be difficult. That’s the curse part of it. However, there was a blessing in it as well. Because I haven’t been spending hours on the computer, being sidetracked by playing Age of Empires, I was able to get quite a bit of writing done. After many scribbles, I am nearly ready to type up the next chapter of my book, which I will share here when it’s done. So being without a computer has had a positive effect on my writing. Therefore, I have decided to get myself into a discipline of doing the necessities on the computer, blog posts, emails and of course checking how my Philadelphia Flyers are doing, (not too well at the moment), and then going to my scribbles for my book. See, everything has a positive.