You never realize how dependent you are on technology until it fails you. It seems the poor computer was dying. Fortunately, my techie son-in-law could retrieve the data from the hard drive and I now have an Apple (installed tonight) that I need to learn how to use. Oh goodie! He assures me it is more secure than my old laptop and besides four of my children have switched to Apple and think they're great. Who am I to argue with all my smart, tech-savvy kids?
Whenever I get a new device that I have to learn how to use, I want to bang my head against a tree. You know the old saying, "You can't teach an old dog new tricks?" Well, this old dog proves it wrong. You can teach the old dog (I hesitate to use the appropriate term for a female of the species), but it takes a heck of a long uphill learning curve. Frankly, I'd rather be back in Florida communing with the Great White Egret who came to our campsite every morning for a visit.
|Great White Egret was among the|
many shore birds we saw on our Florida trip.
The blog is an extension of the newsletter ministry of sharing and defending the faith. So I'll learn how to use my apple and the next time Fr. Tom Collins stops by for a visit I'll ask him to bless it. In the meantime I'll pray for the intercession of St. Maximilian Kolbe and St. Francis de Sales that I use this new computer to do God's work which I lay before my editor, the Blessed Mother.
Oh, and one more thing, Lord. Can you please make this old dog learn quickly? It took me 45 minutes to figure out how to add a photo of the egret to this post and I still can't find how to get to specific photo files. (Sigh.)