My second task was to back up my computer before it was wiped. A big job when you are not brilliant at all things technical and the 'brilliant one' you need, has a heavy load at Uni and works as a Business Analyst in a Government depart 17 hrs a week and has no time to help his mother.
However, with the help of Google I found answers to my problems and found out how to do the things I needed to do with saving/exporting files and emails. Complications arose as my not-so-old (but well out of warranty) widescreen monitor decided to pack it in at the same time! One minute I would be in the middle of a crucial act- then the screen would suddenly go blank... so I'd have to wait for the screen to return to normal and then continue. It was time consuming and frustrating! Eventually I had to resort to using my old square monitor- Arrgh, how horrid, it was the wrong shape.
By last week I saved all I needed (and saved the family folders too- although they all own computers/laptops/Ipads etc as do I, my computer is the hot spot). D day arrived and I wiped the computer, and bought a new monitor. Installing all my folders and components back to the computer was a big job. Not content with importing the folders as they were, I decided to rejig everything. I created basic folders and combined all the relative folders within. I moved all my pictures into folders defined by the year they were taken and VOILA I have created a more orderly look to the various folders and my messy filing system is under better control.
Once I had installed my new Samsung monitor with its 24" screen on the desk, I was back in business.
My focus in getting my work place organised has been partly due to the 10 week writing challenge I started 6 weeks ago. Although not monitored or regulated, any goals I have set for myself during this period are all self achieving. Family needs always work against the flow but I have somehow followed through on my to-do list and I am making progress.
|I added some fun to the study with wordart|
|This is my funky hand I sit in to read over my work!|