I made the decision to get a new computer. The one I had was over five years old. I did not want to wait until it crashed. And so I went shopping.
The first thing I told the salesperson was that I needed to know that I could transfer my Quickbooks and Word to the new computer. She said that was easy to do. Wrong.
It turned out to be impossible to do. I had to buy a new Quickbooks and a new Office program.
In the meantime, my computer spent a good deal of time with the Geek Squad. I was without it for over two days in totality.
Fortunately, I had taken the smart phone my daughter gave me a while ago, resistant as I was to giving up my flip phone. I never use my mobile phone and did not feel there was a reason to change unless I was unable to board a plane without the boarding pass on my phone.
Without my computer, I was able to check emails. And so, with underlying resentment and anxiety, I survived the time. I will write about the adjustment to new technology next time.
I always thought I was not a dependent person. Wrong there too.