I am weary and frustrated and I have to admit to doing a little pouting today. Things have definitely not gone as planned this weekend, but I am determined to “get over it”. As usual my frustration is due to this lovely invention called a computer. Love it when it works, HATE it when it doesn’t. Frustrated that I don’t understand HALF of the whys and hows of the whole mess. I am NOT stupid…it just really, really feels like I am.
A recent virus problem is the root of all this evil. Got rid of the virus, but it somehow disabled my Photoshop software and I couldn’t get it back. So I tried to update to a newer version. Will NOT install. All the files are downloaded, which took 20 hours! I kid you not. But it will not finish. Of course I did not buy it directly from Adobe. It was $30 cheaper on Amazon. Of course Amazon will contact me within 12 hours. We will no doubt play phone tag for a few days and then I will give up.
In order to have any hope of ever editing photos again I have to do two things. First, buy an external hard drive and save the billion files I fear I will lose if everything crashes. I must save my book files and other history/genealogy files. Then I need to trust my computer to someone who will fix the CD/DVD tray that does not work. (The sole reason I chose a download version of Photoshop in the first place.) Then perhaps I can buy some simple photo editing software in a box that will actually install!
Update: Amazon called me back moments ago and after trying several things they gave up and agreed to refund my money because there is an "interface" problem with my computer. Have no clue what that means except that I am not the only one who could not solve this.