Yesterday, I found a notification on Lenore the Lenovo. If I clicked here I could download Windows 10. Or, if I preferred, I could schedule the installation for a more convenient time. I chose the latter, set it up for 11pm, rescheduled it when I was still awake and computing at 10:50, thought it began and found it had not, and installed it this morning while I ate my yogurt and watched the end of Zorro.
It was frightening at first. I don't like change, and everything looked different. I couldn't find my icons and I was, somehow, starting with my desktop view instead of the Lenovo's tablet tiled view. It was confusing, but I didn't have time to panic. I was late to Pilates.
I turned off Lenore (a much simpler process with the new installation - two less clicks to locate the power button) and decided to worry about it when I got back. I sweated, I shopped for sweet treats, I stopped in at another elementary school in the Amphi District and visited with old friends for a while. The teacher shortage is a reality - do you know someone who wants to teach 4th grade in the desert Southwest? I can arrange a contact.
I visited the garden store for replacement plants for those containers chomped by critters while I was away.
I picked up new pictures of FlapJilly and her uncle to redecorate my living spaces.
3We call this one her snarfle face. Is it a kiss? Is it her fiend face? Is she perturbed?
It makes us smile, whatever it means, especially since most of the time we see this 4
I got lunch. I came home.
It was time to turn on Lenore and explore Windows 10. I admit to a certain amount of anxiety, which was exacerbated by the fact that waking her up was taking longer than usual. I reminded myself to take some deep breaths. I wandered around the house. I came back to find my pictures streaming effortlessly across the screen.
With a little bit of effort I managed to locate my photos. I began to customize my Start Menu. I'm getting used to the icons on the bottom of my screen. Microsoft even sent me a pop up asking if I needed help.
I could get used to this.