Yes, I have and I haven’t landed yet. I am mid-jump (if that’s even a thing?) and while free falling I’m thinking how appropriate or ironic (take your pick) it is that my very first blog post back in July 2016 was simply, “welcome to my new blog, maybe. technical difficulties are ruling currently/ stand by”
well, nothing much has changed since then. Technology continues to be a thorn in my side. We continue to do battle on a daily basis. The thing is, I respect technology. I acknowledge my need of her in order to accomplish many vital tasks each day. I even wonder how I ever got along without her. But she continues to give me the cold shoulder and a hard time, even though I need her help now more than ever.
You see, I have gone back to school, I am taking a college class. I am good with the reading, the lectures, the homework; all that is involved. The problem? Things have changed since I was last in school. Now you have to submit your homework electronically online, which means you have to DO your work electronically as well. This means I need a password and a username and I need to create files and save things and attach things to other things.
Who knew? Okay, probably everybody BUT me knew. Did I mention it has been “awhile” since I was actually in college? Let me just say that things have changed, as they tend to do. Back in the day, when I was in school, we used paper and pen and a typewriter and we handed our assignments (which were on paper) in to the professor in person.
Needless to say, the old excuse, “the dog ate my homework”, is no longer believable nor is it accepted. It has been replaced with such gems as, “my hard drive crashed”, “my password doesn’t work anymore”, “I pressed ‘save’ but it ended up deleted”, and my personal favorite, ” the cloud lost my homework and I can’t get it back. Can you talk to the cloud for me?”
Currently, I have a technical support team of experts working round the clock to fix my technological kinks, so that I might be able to submit my classwork through the approved online site. Okay, really they are three of my neighbors, but these ladies are all best friends with technology and if they can’t help me then there is no help for me. Hopefully, they will put in a good word for me with technology. In the meantime, I so appreciate their kindness, patience and help.
So my free fall continues, there is no going back. (obviously, you can’t “un-bungee” once you jump) I have put my hand to the plow, I am committed to successfully finishing this class. And even to taking more classes! Yes, I will bungee again — but first I have to complete this jump (or class as the case may be)
So wish me luck, dear readers, and tell technology to be nicer to me because I desperately need her cooperation and her help right now!
“Jesus looked at them and said, ‘With man this is impossible, but with God all things are possible’.” (Matthew 19:26)
“I can do everything through Him who gives me strength.” (Philippians 4:13)
“And God is able to make all grace abound to you, so that in all things at all times, having all that you need, you will abound in every good work.” (2 Cor. 9:8)
sincerely, Grace Day