Facing a brave new world ...computer illiteracy !
The PC that I have been using since 2007 was close to crashing and I saw that Best Buy was having a "Black Friday" sale so I decided to take advantage of that. For a little over $300 I was able to get one and the next step was to bring it home and just get started ...HAH ...easier said than done.
My first clue should have been when it took forever to have all the apps put on the screen. If my son Mark had not alerted me to that I would have given up then and there. As it was I was able to click on the thingy that got me to a picture I'd saved of my son Matt's back lawn and I hastily sent it to my desktop. It was, and is, very soothing to see it there.
But where in the heck was the nice menu that I've used for years ...you know, the one that pops up on the bottom left of the computer that makes it easy to get to my emails and the very important Microsoft free Games !! Once again my oldest son came to my rescue and had me right click on the little icon with 4 boxes . OK...similar but no games etc., etc.
It is just Day two as I write this and you can tell how frustrated I am. I figure it's time to get some Geek training at Best Buy and I hope to do that this week. As my daughter Jody's husband says "It's like eating an elephant ... you do it one bite at a time". (or should that be spelled byte ?)