- You learn that you have friends all over the place who are willing to help you with support, encouragement, advice an anecdotes about their own struggles with the same issue.
- You learn that you can reconstruct documents and save them outside your hard drive with ease. This morning I re-created a document in Word Online via the library computer, saved it online in a "cloud" and also on my memory stick. It needs more work, but I have saved it and will be able to get back to it when I need it.
- You learn that those data files you thought "might be useful someday" can be turfed as easily as the books you've bought and never read, the clothes in your closet with price tags still on them, the dried up and dusty craft supplies you no longer use, etc., etc.
- You learn to trust online data storage -- just in case a crash happens again.
- Friendship -- whether "in person" or across cyber-space;
- The love and generosity of your children (my daughter offered to lend me an old laptop);
- The kind services and help offered by your local public library;
- Time to work in your studio without the distraction a computer can afford.
- Time to take long walks in the spring sunshine...and give thanks for all the above. :-)
|Pussy willows budding - Mirror, March 2014