Fast forward to today and yes, we do have computers which can do amazing things in a small component and when they work properly they are marvelous. You want to go the library and you can find the library on line. If you want to publish a book, you can write it, review and even make the cover for it right on line before formatting and sending it to a self-publishing site which is truly amazing. Much of your business and bills can be handled on line and email and pictures transmission to family and friends can be used in place of letters and they are quick and convenient for transmission, saving you time and postage. But then there are also the unintended consequences, often caused by lack of information acquired by the user or bad programming and even the occasional electronic "glitch."
I experienced one of those "glitches" early yesterday morning and it caused quite a disruption to my writing plans for the day. Turning on the computer early in the morning, I quickly realized that none of my passwords were working. I tried it several times before giving up, then finally decided that a most recent update of Windows 10 might be the culprit. Microsoft assured me that should not have been the case but on further review they admitted a "glitch." It was bad enough that I spent half of the morning to find that information, but once it was established, I was able to re-input most of my logins and passwords. I say most because the most important of them for me on a daily basis, my email accounts are the most highly used for both my writing and for pleasure and therein was a big problem. You see, for breakdown of service and to reconnect to those sites, I use linkage of the two for emergency correction purposes. That allows me to receive the code to temporarily open my accounts to update the passwords, but they were now the only two accounts I could not connect with.
After another two hours, I finally found a live body phone number at my email host site and got the answer. For a onetime very modest fee, they were able to reconnect me to change passwords and now things work fine. It sounds like a minor inconvenience, but in this day when nearly everything is automated, it wasn't, and I am thankful that all is well. And now I have the links I need to get to the solution with one phone call for the future.
Computers. Yes, they can be a godsend but yes, they can also be a royal pain and no one can help us when the power goes out, except the Maker of the earth. And I truly think sometimes He just chuckles at us as He watches us deal with the imperfect things that man has made and the problems they can cause when they don't work as planned. Now, if I can just find my password list I'll get to work. Just kidding! Have a blessed day.