I have just done something I thought I would never do. I spent a whole week without the computer. Anyone who knows me will know that this is a MASSIVE achievement. Actually to say achivement is twisting it a bit as I didnt set out to be computerless, it was rather forced onto me via a Trojan virus. First the main computer switched itself off and was first blamed on two excitable kittens who had just found a warm space – the computer. The second time it did it they were no were near and on checking the virus software was having a little hissy fit. Computer was rushed to emergency A& E , i.e fab IT chap.
First off I wasnt too concerned and contacted customers who have been understanding. The old kids laptop was prized out of their hands and commondered for emergency ‘mum’ work. Within 4 hours the laptop flickered its last flicker. Phone call to IT chap who instructed me to do this and that and report back. On reporting back to him he had to break it to me the laptop just died of old age. (dramatic silence to pay respects to the laptop that solidierd on till the end)
I cant remember the last time I didnt have a computer on or acces too one. ( I’ve borrowed a laptop for a meeting on Monday , hence a mad couple of hours catching up on the www) Its scary how much I use one. I know I use the computer a lot , well I make websites so it is a bit of a nessitity but small things like looking up phone numbers or checking a shops opening times.
So with my forced week off what have I achieved?
I have manged to make two cards after setting myself a challange, blitz the craft table, paint a wall in the lounge purple and one in my room red, the teen got a pale pink wall and younger teens will be choosing his next week.I’ve watched a lot of people running, swimming, throwing things, jumping things and winning gold medals and thats about it. I have relaxed and not got up at 7am to start on emails and such like or still been at a computer way past my bedtime.
On the whole I have quiet enjoyed the week but I am starting to get a little stir crazy and if computer ends up with IT man for another week I may not remain as calm and chirpy as I am.