Saturday, August 17, 2013

These Things...

From time to time, here on Life with Lynnie (LwL), I post photographs.  Just as I did a few days ago. 

Hopefully, you enjoyed seeing those few pics, I posted here on LwL, recently.

When I used my oldie laptop, it was simple.  When I used my now dead newer laptop, it was also simple.  Using my newest laptop, it's difficult.  In fact, I'll say that it is almost impossible!

My oldie laptop used Windows XP.  My now dead newer laptop used Windows 7.  My newest laptop uses Windows 8.

YUCH!!!!  I can't say it loud enough, nor long enough... YUCH!!!!

My camera program worked fine with Windows XP and with Windows 7, but for some reason I couldn't even install the programme in Windows 8. 

At least, I think that's what happened.  But, I might be wrong. 

Every time I try to install the programme, I receive a message that it's installed.  But, when I try to open it, I cannot seem to find out how to access the programme.  And then, it wants to install the programme, again!

This means that I cannot download my photographs from my camera, into my newest laptop computer.

Sigh... 

Over the past few months, I've tried everything I could possibly think of to be able to save my pics on this newest computer.  I'm sure you'll not guess how I've had to do it!

I've actually had to boot up my oldie laptop, and take an extremely long time to save the photos, as it runs extremely slow.  Then, with taking a deep breath and sighing over and over, I've had to e-mail them to myself.  This way, I could then save them to my newest laptop!

When I went to do this with the photos I took when I travelled to Las Vegas, Nevada and Lake Havasu City, Arizona, USA, it literally took me about eight (8) hours to do this.

Why?

Well, once again I had trouble with my internet.  Like I had to do when I arrived home from the hospital in May and found my internet was not working, I once again had to contact Bell Canada and work with the person on the other end of the phone, to sort out the problem.

Why they call it Bell Canada is beyond me.  Especially, since it seems all the techies are in India, not Canada.  It makes me think they should be called Bell India, instead!  lol :)

Talk about feeling frustrated!

Not only did I have to sort out the problem with my provider on my oldie laptop, but also my newest laptop, my larger tablet and my smaller tablet.  We never did get to my cell phone!

After several hours and several calls between John and I, it was decided that he would call me back the next day, to finish doing the work necessary to make all my electronics working correctly.

During the several hours of sorting out the problem, I found it difficult to be cheerful and pleasant.  At one point, I commented about how fed up I am with having repeated problems with the Bell internet system and told their tech representative that I was going to look into obtaining another provider.

Immediately after I made the remark, I found myself being upset with me.  Yes, me! 

The Holy Spirit did His best to convict me of being what some might consider to be... sinful.  Okay, I didn't swear and carry on, but I am sure I must have sounded rather stressed, because as we ended our conversation, John apologized for the problem.

I felt badly, and repented.

After all, we are told in John 16:33, "These things I have spoken unto you, that in me ye might have peace. In the world ye shall have tribulation: but be of good cheer; I have overcome the world."

God never promised us a rose garden life.  He never promised that we would have easy living and a happy and simple life.

In fact, He told us that we would have tribulation. 

And, all I can say is... He was certainly correct!  At least, in my life!

Even so, I am thankful that Jesus overcame the world.  If He hadn't, I wouldn't be able to, either.

But, because He did, I will be able to, also!  After all, He promised us, this.

And, for this, I praise God!  Hallelujah!


Until next time...

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