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A bit of a rant…

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.

Dolly · rant · Tuesday · Uncategorized

Tuesday, tirade…


Well here I am again.  Mama is in some kind a snit. I relly don’t unnerstand people.  They get all flusterated and ferget the important stuff. Like the cat in their life.

Mama needs to chill or take a nap or sumpthin.  She is getting my whiskers in a tangle.  Not payin nuff tention to me like she should.

I remember when we dint have a puter.  Those were the days.  Sittin in the rocker wif a book or a movie.  No up an down an wigglin round type tappin, just a nice quiet lap to sleep on.

I think I need to go into my act an get her tention.  A good yeowlie meowie is called fer.  My mama gets all worried when I do that and gives me lots a scratches and rubs. An we sits in the chair all comfy cozy like–sometimes we fall asleep. This dumb puter thing is getting in the way a that.

I’m not pointin and claws or anything but this puter stuff is a pain in the tail.  Makes me wanna spit and hiss.

Ok I’ll get off my tall tiger now.  Just hadda get this off my fur.


Saturday, the ten grrrrs of today…

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Today is Saturday, December 4, 2010

This is a sort of fly by post because I am in a hurry but I just gotta vent/rant about my frustration.  So feel free to skip this if you want a holly jolly Christmas themed happy read.

It seems that a debit made to my checking account should not have been.  First grrrr.  It was after 8pm when I checked my account and found this error so no one answered any phones for this particular problem–business hours only you know.  Second grrrr–I mean banks can debit 25/7 but won’t talk to you except 8-5 Mon-Fri.

So, techie that I am not went to chat via computer–was going fine but then lost connection.  Third grrrr.  Ok, get back to chat–which took awhile because all agents were assisting others–but after a time of impatience I  connected with Nicholas–who happy to help you–so sorry for the problems–blah blah blah.  Turns out nice Nicholas could not help but gave me a phone number to call after 6am today.  Fourth grrrr.

Called the number  at  9am–no way I was getting up at 6am!  Spoke with very friendly sympathetic Billy and given the info about how to get the debit reversed which will take about 10 days depending on the merchant’s response–Fifth grrrr.  She quickly–2 hours later–e-mailed me the form–which I could not open.  Sixth grrrr.  Called the claim team number again and spoke with rather abrupt but efficient Barbara who will fax the document that I will not get until Tuesday because I don’t have a fax at home so it is being faxed to work–I will be at work Tuesday–not before.  Seventh grrrr.

So, the paperwork will not be put to work, so to speak, until Tuesday or Wednesday–there is a 24 hour delay once they get the fax dontcha know.  Eighth grrrr.  It seems my money is in limbo or purgatory or somewhere in cyber space.  Wherever it is–it is not available to me.  Ninth grrrr.

The tenth, and hopefully last grrrr,  this has caused me to misplace  my gentle and quiet spirit and now I must try to find it before I slap somebody up side the head!

I feel better–thanks.