Wednesday, February 27, 2008

Technology a Plus?

Sometimes the littlest things can make you the most frustrated. Technology has been a part of our family since my youngest son was 10 years old. By the time he was a teenager he new how to hack into computers at his school and of course learning to hack into local businesses seemed to give him and his friends much pleasure.
Let me assure you, that, now as a grown man, he regrets all the foolish mistakes he made.

So now we have 4 remote controls just to turn on the TV, one for CD's, one for DVD's and VCR.
The other day a friend brought over a cassette. I had to go in my car to listen to it.
What's the point? Everybody knows how these functions work and then they change things on me, and expect me to know how to put the technology back together.
(That's why I have my own computer, under lock)
Thanks for all my post-it notes that explain the different steps.!(As long as I can find them.)
Watch those little hands and fingers fly through the controls. More frustrating is that my Big Mac (41/2) comes over and sits down and uses two remote controls in his hands and knows how to put on the Little Einsteins and lets me know the old shows that should be deleted.
I'm amazed at how his minds work. He's totally in charge.
His hands never sit idle, as you can see him whipping around with them. Very similar to his father and grandfather. Now it all makes sense. The worst is when you can't find the remotes.
I love the contentedness of his little brother. He justs wants to be fed and cuddled.

I still like to think of the simple things like making a cake. At least I know that no one has taken my cookbooks or played with my stove buttons. That would be to boring for them.

"The best things in life are nearest: Breath in your nostrils, light in your eyes, flowers at your feet, duties at your hand, the path of right just before you. Then do not grasp at the stars, but do life's plain, common work as it comes, certain that daily duties and daily bread are the sweetest things in life." ~Robert Louis Stevenson


  1. I can identify with that...everything from my technical ignorance to 'doing the common things' that come my way! I have rather enjoyed gardening and all the common, every-day things that have come my way this week.

  2. We used to have the same nice assortments of clickers as I affectionately call them. Then our son started a side business in which he wires and installs home theatre systems. . .and he converted all our remotes to one Harmoney remote which can turn on the TV, the DVD, CD's and everything else. Even I can run things now. . .

    I feel your pain.

  3. We have the same BELL remotes. We have a techy friend who organized things for us so we can work everything from one remote. Makes my life much easier.
    Our 5 year old knows exactly how to work everything too. It is funny to watch.

  4. Well ladies. ...My friend the techy is also my son and he seems to be challenged by our system,
    Maybe I need to go to the next level.
    Hm.....or put the pressure on!!
    Technology is fun, but we sure are challenged when it doesn't work.
    Thanks for all your tips.



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