I know things must change. It's the way things are. Change helps us grow and learn new things. But when you are three score plus years, change isn't that much fun. Of course I always do things the hardest way possible. It's just a gift I have.
To say I wasn't happy about Microsoft dropping their support of Windows XP is a mild statement. I like Windows XP. It is predictable, easy for me to use and I know what to expect. Of course Microsoft wants to develop new programs for us to buy, like Vista and Windows 7. Now I don't know anything personally about Vista and Windows 7 since I skipped them altogether. But I hear that they left much to be desired in the way of performance Yep, I went straight to Windows 8.1. Jumped right into the big whirlpool.
I had to replace my computer a while back and opted to order a refurbished model online. I could get more memory (1T) and speed in a desktop and since I had a desk it seemed like a good idea. It came with Windows XP. And not long after I started used the new set up Windows XP became a dinosaur system to use. So I bought a new laptop with Windows 8. I reasoned that I needed a laptop when I travel and I might as well take the time to get educated on Windows 8. The key word here is time.
Who knew that my desktop would cease to function correctly (is it just me?) right after I purchased my laptop. Or is it the desktop? In the past two weeks I have talked to my internet service provider probably 7 or 8 times trying to get things ironed out. I installed their new modem, and my new router and then my printer stopped working. I had the internet connection and line checked and took out my new router and bought a new printer and waited for a tech to check the internal internet lines. During all of that I had to set up my laptop to run my ebay store. GRRRRRR I don't like change. And I don't like having to buy new equipment. Maybe I just don't like spending money. But as SweetiePie says, you have to spend money to make money.
So that is where I have been the last couple of weeks.Getting educated in Windows 8.1. And by educated I mean trial and error and error and error. It's getting better and I must admit that once I get the hang of everything I think it will be faster. I know my picture editing is better on the laptop. Less keys to hit and quicker response. Set the settings and type and edit away. Ok.....maybe this won't be so bad. I think I have read a dozen tutorials for Windows 8.1 and Chrome and everything in between. I've been so busy learning a thing or three that it has cut down on my
As far as ebay sales have been. Things have been slow one or two days, really busy for a day, and then back down. Roller coaster. But thankfully that has allowed me time to learn all this newfangled stuff. Since I have a self imposed deadline coming up things have been frantic for me. I want to get most of this yard sale buyout under control before my thrifting vacation to Atlanta. Who needs sleep? I hear it's way over rated.
I'm working hard on my yard sale buyout. Got more stuff cleaned and listed and sold some.
Since blog posts should have pictures here are a couple of items from the yard sale buyout that sold recently.
Fresh Produce. Sold this twice. Didn't fit the first sale. Returned and sold again in two days. Cost 33c
Dansko. Sold these a couple weeks ago. Same cost, 33c.
Eddie Bauer mens. Sold these over the weekend. Same cost, 33c.
I love yard sales!!
Happy ebaying and sale-ing.