This is my view this morning:
I'm working on the computer this morning, trying to get a whole boatload of work done. But lest you think that is my fancy computer in the picture, no. That would be Terry's computer. Mine would be the old Toshiba underneath. I can't remember when I got that computer, but I think it's been about 8 or so years now.... which brings me to today's story.
About a week ago, Terry and I were discussing that we need to get Tessa some kind of computer, since we had gotten rid of the "kids" computer we had for the rest of the children when they were all gone. We are just going to get her some kind of cheap-o thing and then when she goes to college, get her something better and faster. As we were talking, Terry asked me if I want a new computer, since mine is getting on in years, but I declined because mine works just fine. I think most people that know me understand that I really like the idea of wearing something out, or having something for a really long time. I have a deep sentimental side, that struggles with not saving E-V-E-R-Y thing. So far, I've been able to squelch it somewhat, but it's an inner struggle every time.
Ahem. Going on.
We start having this whole discussion about the pros and cons of getting me a new computer and giving Tessa my old one. But mostly, it's just Terry telling me to get a new computer, and stop dragging my feet. This is our way; me resisting the upgrade in technology and Terry telling me that I will be so happy when I just do it. Usually, he just buys me whatever he thinks I will like without really consulting me, and usually (like 99.9% of the time) he is correct. This time though, I'm adamant. I'm not giving in and getting a new computer. A big part of this is the dread of learning how the new technology works. I like mine, and it works, so there is no need.
Until there was.
Not to be a conspiracy theorist, because really, those guys are just annoying, but people, my computer quit working. I'm not even kidding. The very next day, I went to write an email, something I do daily for my job, and the keyboard was going crazy!! I kid you not!! Keys not working, double strokes happening, space bar not engaging. What should have been a 10 minute email was taking upwards of 30-45 minutes! Now, I really don't know this, but I really think someone was listening through my computer and heard that Terry is contemplating buying a computer and they threw a switch that made my computer all wonky!! I know, I know. That sounds crazy, but I'm telling you, the VERY NEXT DAY. What are the chances?!?
I've felt that someone was listening before. Honestly, because I'll be having a conversation with Terry about something, oh, let's say about purple socks, and then all the advertising on my social media is about purple socks! It's down right eerie! I will say though, I don't care too much if someone is listening in. I'm not saying anything really worth hearing, so go ahead and listen. Maybe if I start bearing my testimony of the truthfulness of the gospel enough, someone will be converted, right? ;) So go ahead and listen, I got nothing to hide.
But please, give me back my computer. I really don't want to learn how to work a new one.