After using other peoples computers forever, I decided it was time I combine all my records to my own device. I originally wanted a small laptop but changed my mind in the store and ended up buying a Toshiba Thrive, an android tablet.
Buying new technology ( to me anyway) was my first mistake. I have very little patience to learn new things. I do not read manuals but I do catch on fast if someone SHOWS me what to do.
When it came time to buy a new cell phone, I bought one that had very few features, call and text were enough for me and I hate texting so even that was a stretch. Given that, what on earth was I thinking buying a tablet?
I did manage to set up a Gmail account, mpolson100.Gmail.com after my friend Dan helped me. That is why there is 100 after my name, he said I should do it so I did. I started with a 1, which was taken, then went to 2, 3, 4 and got frustrated and used 100. Ha – take that gmail. I should have known right there to return the tablet and surrender to a laptop.
It took me forever to figure out that I had to enter my contacts in a separate app to send emails from scratch. I am used to Outlook and this is completely different. I then had issues deleting emails. I could delete but how do you delete from trash? After 3 weeks, I finally find out I have to use a regular computer to do this. So much for only having one device.
I paid to download the app Quickoffice which is an android application that is compatible with Windows Word, Excel and Powerpoint. Somehow I accomplished that because I received a Gmail telling me I did it and a charge on my credit card. However when I clicked the icon, there was a blank page. I rebooted several times and still nothing. I gave up and started playing Sudoku. So far I have paid for a machine I can receive emails and play games!
Normally I am too stubborn to ask for help but not this time. People were running from me…NOOO I can’t help you…Again I went to my friend Dan, he has the patience of a saint! He figured out the Quickoffice issue, I was using the wrong icon. I am so over my head.
This is my first attempt at writing an actual document. I have not purchased the accessory keyboard yet so I am one finger typing. If you are reading this blog, I was successful.
I am sure in another six months I will be a whizz at this but for now, I need a six-year-old to teach me please!
PS – I had to email this to my work PC to post on the blog because I didn’t have Control-V to paste it to the blog…ho hum. It is going to be a long summer!