Monday, November 13, 2006

I have just spent three days completely updating the 'Elderwoman' website. What a huge task! I have enjoyed it though. I'll be uploading all the new files this afternoon - I hope!
It is amazing to look back and think that I hadn't even touched a computer until 1989 and to tell the truth I was a bit terrified of them. But one day I confessed that to a man sitting next to me at a meeting, and he said "Oh don't worry. It's just a fancy typewriter."
Somehow, that made it a lot less scary. Funny, isn't it, how sometimes a person will say just the right words!
So my partner, Sky, (who at that time worked in the IT industry) invited me to come into his office on the weekend and started to de-mystify computers for me. That was the beginning. Since then, I have never looked back.
After we both retired, Sky was relieved not to have to think about computers any more whereas I had launched myself a new journey of discovery. So nowadays, I am the one who shows him how to do things on his computer. How times have changed!
Mind you, I couldn't do any of this without him. For he is the one who reminds me to get up, stretch, take a break and be kind to these aging, 70-year-old bones...