This is going to be a bit of a rant. Just bear with me until I get it all out.
In October the app I used to keep track of my checking and savings account disappeared. One day it was there and the next, poof, gone. Even the files in my folders were gone. Seems the app I was using no longer supported the free version and it was deleted. It is possible, even probable, that they tried to contact me but I had the thing for ten years or so and in that time my email changed more than once so…my bad. I did manage to reconcile the accounts. It’s not like I have a lot of money to keep track of but it was a bother.
Then I looked for another app. Another bother sorting through a lot of nonsense to find one that doesn’t just record transaction but that can also be used to reconcile. I prevailed and found one and started using it in November. All was well or so I thought.
On January 3 my computer was updated. A Windows 10 update.
On January 4 I went to the new app to add a transaction. To my surprise, there was no app. The box that popped up said the app could not be opened and I should notify the system admin to reinstall or repair. That would be me.
Okay, I spent an hour trying to figure out what to do. The fact that the new app had disappeared like the old one made me a little angry. They did have my current email.
After spending almost another hour with the Virtual Assistant with no success I was told I needed to speak to a person.
I signed in to do that and was #21 in line. Only took about 20 minutes and a person typed hello and off we went. Took about 15 minutes for her to decide that the problem was because of the update. Seems it wiped out a bunch of Microsoft apps. That didn’t matter to me. I don’t use those apps except for the money one.
It took about an hour to do what needed to be done and all the apps were back and functioning except for, you guessed it, the money app. Then the connection was broken. It was now 2:30 am. I went to bed.
Today, I uninstalled the update and went to the previous version of Windows 10 that I have been using. The icon for the money app popped up on my taskbar. \O/
However, when I clicked on it it would flash the home screen and then, yep, disappear.
I uninstalled and reinstalled the app. Same thing happened. I said bye-bye and went looking for another app.
Took over an hour but I found a free one…there are lots you have to pay for with the features I want but not so with the free ones.
I have the new one installed and have January set up. And I have a headache.
What I don’t understand is that the Microsoft apps went away but not the Google stuff. Windows 10 is a Microsoft product and it wipes out its own apps. Weird.
I have not been a happy camper the last couple of days. Computers as wonderful as they are can be a pain in the butt! Of course, I could simply take care of the bank stuff with a paper check register and pencil but I am a woman of the 21st century! I am not an old fuddy-duddy clinging to the past.
Okay, end of rant. I feel better. Thanks for reading.
Resume your regular scheduled blogging.
Of course, I took a walk today. It was gorgeous! I took the long way around to the library and got to thinking how beautiful the earth is. Really it is a wonder. There are ugly places and parts but they seem to be the consequences of people’s greed, bad behavior, and thoughtlessness. It’s sad but we can be inconsiderate and unkind not only to each other but to animals and this planet we call home. Why is that? Is it because we are always in a hurry or are we simply ignorant of the beauty around us?
Okay, that is the end of a rant I didn’t see coming.
The daffodils are in front of the building where I live. We, not me but other peeps who live here, are in the process of beautifying the landscape. It has been years since any changes or improvements have been done. The building is forty-some years old and is in need of tender loving care. The daffodils are new this year and make me smile when I pass them on my way in or out.
I have been thinking about the news and it has led to this rant.
I haven’t had a TV in years so I don’t get any of that news. I don’t like listening to talk on the radio so no news there for me. I do get the local newspaper but not especially for the news. I get the newspaper for the comics, puzzles, ads, obits and social info.
So far, I have gotten along quite nicely not knowing in detail what’s going on in the world. I have a neighbor who is concerned about my lack of news interest. He watches TV news all the time, listens to news radio when in the car and gets several newspapers every day. I am concerned that he will lose his mind or have a stroke from news overload.
It’s not like I live in a cave or with blinders on. I am not oblivious to what is going on around me. I do read headlines and listen to others talk about what’s happening in the world. I am aware of politics, wars, the economy, taxes, health issues, gangs, environment and ecology concerns, celebrities and their messes, and the list goes on. I just prefer to put those things lower on my news meter.
Really, there is good news out there but you have to search for it. Maybe if the good news was the lead story, headlines, page one news, then the bad news wouldn’t take over our thinking and there would be less ugly news events happening to report. I know there will be those who read this who will be appalled and think me stupid to be so out of tune with the news. But then I am often appalled at what is considered news-worthy and that it gets so much attention. End of rant.
Here is a bit of a rant. You don’t have to read it. It’s not a big deal. But this issue is bugging me.
Yes, to me it is an issue.
Well, sort of an issue.
I have a problem with having to take eighteen steps to post a comment on a blog–that’s a bit of an exaggeration. But some blogs have lots of stuff you have to do before you can actually post a comment. This is so irritating.
I mean, really,
web address–not required but hey go ahead and put it there it’s a link.
Write your comment–must do if you want to comment, bloggers are not mind readers and that’s the whole point of what you are trying to doing.
Then there is a test of sorts–this gets me outta sorts, not a good thing–where you have to copy the words and numbers shown in a box. These words and numbers look like they were written by a three year old on speed.
If you don’t get it right then new words and numbers show up and you try again. If I have to do this more than twice I say forget it you don’t get my wise and witty comment on your blog.
I know there is a problem with spam and I guess some blogs have a big problem with it. But really, is it necessary to go all through this just to say I liked what you said and why or whatever? So far I have had little problem with spam on my blogs but then I have little blogs. I did have one person that I have blocked because he–I think he was a he–was getting kinda creepy.
Anyway, if you want to comment here or on my other blog, Day of Grace, please do. No hoops or tests or rites need to be done just write your comment and click–all done.
I have been tired, cranky, a little depressed, and not especially nice to be around. In general life has been the pits lately. So be warned this is a Pity Party for Patricia by Patricia.
I have a chronic health issue, problem, condition, call it what you like I call it IT. That’s all just IT. I won’t go into what IT is because that would be really boring. I bore myself with IT sometimes.
IT is not contagious, or for me disabling, (some are disabled because of IT) or any other of a myriad of horrible things IT could be. IT is not something that will cause my death though I will die with IT.
I know what caused IT and why IT will never be completely gone. Lots of people have this same thing to a much greater degree. I was told that with surgery few people have close to 100% success, most have a little relief, some have good response and there is a 30% chance the surgery will make IT worse. I opted to have the surgery and I was fortunate that I had good response and IT is less of a problem than before the surgery.
But you know what? I am sick and tired of putting on a happy face when I am miserable!
OK, end of Pity Party.
Today, I think is just one of those days…
I am rarely miserable and except for IT I am blessed with good health.
Thanks for listening. Now go on with your day. I feel soooo much better.
Let me tell you I have had the scare of my life! I thought going back to The Shelter for sharp sticks was scary but there is something even worse. And it lives in my condo!
It is a house monster! It is so loud you can’t hear the phone ring or a people knocking at the door. Mama says most people have one at their house. It is a necessity if you have rugs, she says.
Oh, I know it looks innocent enough. Like it would just roll on its wheelie feet and lap up the stuff on the rug. Mama doesn’t like stuff that gets on the rug. I don’t know why there is some pretty tasty stuff to be found. Once I found a potato chip! It was good.
Mama wants to take out the part about finding the tasty stuff like the potato chip. She says it makes it seem like she is a slob. She’s not just a little messy. I help her by eating the tasty stuff. And I am much quieter than the house monster. Anyway this is my post she is just typing because I don’t know how and the agreement is I tell her what I want to say and she types it–no editing–so it stays.
Oh yeah, about the house monster, it’s called a vacuum cleaner, Dirt Devil is its name. Got that right it is a dirty devil! I want it gone! But it is going to stay. You better believe when I see it come out of the closet I am so under the bed!