The First Time I Started Using a Computer

Laptop computer

We got our first computer in 1999. That made me 50 years old. Our daughter was in the Army and stationed in Korea. We were trying to find other ways to keep in touch with her besides the phone with its difference of a day in time.

I was always facinated with the computer and was eager to get one of my own. Every mistake I made taught me something about how to use the computer. I learned a lot! There were even conversations with technical support that sounded like this, “Ive never seen that before. What did you say you did to the computer?” LOL And of course, I could never tell them exactly because I called them only after trying everything I could think of to fix the problems. I never could remember all of the steps I followed to get to the place I ended up.

We are now on our 4th or 5th computer and I have finally acquired my first laptop! Im loving it! Ive progressed from just emails, to Facebook and blogging and selling Avon at Hubby does our taxes and our banking online. I dont know now how we went so long without one.

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About estherlou

My husband and I married in 1970. I am the mother of 2 and grandmother to 5. I share my health stories and my experiences with Thrive. I am reading and writing blogs, watching tv, making jewelry and rosaries, selling in my Etsy store and playing solitaire. I am home bound and add in my physical therapy exercises to my daily routine. I will blog about my progress or anything that catches my attention at that moment. See you around and thanks for stopping by!
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2 Responses to The First Time I Started Using a Computer

  1. djs617 says:

    I was always around a computer but never had one at home. So when I finally got one 12 years ago, I never got off. Talk about being tech deprived! LOL. Now, the only real reason why I use the computer so frequently is because my life is in here. I’ve been going to school, and all the classes are online.


  2. eof737 says:

    Good for you and congrats… With our laptops we have the freedom to go anywhere and still stay connected. 🙂


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