I finally relented to John's pleading for the return of his computer after, in November, my mother board decided she did not want to be either a mother or a board. So I now am the proud owner of a new HP Pavilion with a wonderful sixteen inch screen.
Windows 8 is just one of the widest, longest, most aggravating, computer program learning curve I have worked with. I do not even see a hint of a light at the end of the proverbial tunnel.
Soooo, what do I do. I go out and find the
biggest, baddest, heaviest WINDOWS
8 FOR DUMMIES that I can find. This book is just short of three inches thick filled with a plethora of instructions and illustrations.
Right now, all I want to do is download all my photos from my phone camera into my photo album on the computer, in addition to the Google / Picasa programs.
Do you think it will Windows for Dummies will work? I just do not want someone to come in, take over my computer and do it for me. I never learn that way. I am a seeing, doing and hearing learner. I use all senses to learn. Maybe it is my dyslexia or attention deficit.
I have never been stymied for ever. This will not change that statistic.
Time will tell. And maybe, just maybe out there in blog land is a person that can give the good guidance.
The person that could have fixed this problem is no longer a follower of this blog and that is okay. She/he was a person was that would take over and fix it leaving no real understanding of the process anyway.
My walking is going great. So far this week I have walked 17.84 miles with a daily average of 4.43. Tuesday, I walked over five miles and it was eighty eight degrees with high humidity. But it felt so good to have accomplished that much on a day like that.
Wednesday, I cheated and walked Greenwood Park Mall. Once around is 1.12 miles. I could not stand going around all those times, so I started walking into Macy's, Penny's, Von Mar, Sears and Dick's sporting goods to make the walking more interesting. Now, I know what is style, what colors are "in."
What makes this more fun is the walking coach I purchased last week. I am sure that some of you have heard of it and maybe some are using the Fitbit.
Personally, I really like it.
Each time I have completed my daily ten thousand steps, it lights up and vibrates. You can find and purchase the Fitbit through my Amazon link near the top right of this blog where it says "AMAZON - year end deals".
Is it worth the money? Definitely Yes. It keeps me from sitting around too much. Fitbit makes me aware of my health.
Fitbit syncs with the other programs, My Fitness Pal and Map my Walk that I discussed previously. Would you believe that it also tracks sleep patterns? It informs me how many times I awake in the night.
You wear the Fitbit twenty four hours a day even in the shower. How cool is that.
It has just started sprinkling so I am off to the mall to do my walking. That is a bit sad since the temperature right now is a marvelous sixty six degrees! What a change from our high eighties and low nineties.
Until next time..... God bless!