My plan was to write about retail issues. After taking my youngest granddaughter to school this morning I walked at the mall. (And can I just say, I’m so happy not to routinely have to get up at 5:30 am. When I worked back in the day, I routinely got up at 5 am. This is not as much fun as it used to be. LOL)
So while I walked looking at closed store after closed store in what had been the premier shopping spot in Fort Worth, I wrote in my head a cool post about the loss of malls and regular shopping.
However, when I got home, I saw a post on our Sisterhood of Suspense blog I wanted to respond to which I tried to do and couldn’t.
I’ve been trying to move all my links from Chrome over to Edge. Not my choice, but Chrome keeps closing on me and sometimes won’t let me download pics without shutting down and reopening. When that happens, I have to shut off the computer, reboot, and wait for it to come up before getting to work. A nuisance. So, by now I’m sure you must be confused. What does any of this have to do with anything? (Random fall pictures from Maine and Fort Worth.)
Apparently, I hadn’t moved Facebook or Google or WordPress or my work email over to Edge, so that meant I had to sign in. And this is where it got complicated.
I have three full sheets of printed out passwords, and I try really hard to keep those up to date. I’ve saved them on my computer in most instances. Sometimes you can click on the little eye and see what the password is. Sometimes, not.
So I had both Chrome and Edge open. I’d open Chrome, find the app and get the link and get the password and copy that all over to Edge, saving it into my favorites. But sometimes the passwords I had written down weren’t recognized. (Now personally, I believe the grinches just stop recognizing passwords if you don’t change them often enough to suit them.) So, then it was click on “forgot my password,” get an email sent to me. Then which email did I want to use? And oh my gosh, is my blog on email@example.com or is it at firstname.lastname@example.org ?
What is Google’s relationship to Blogger? And why do I care? My blogs are on WordPress. Yee, gods this is all a nightmare! Agggghhhh!
And I haven’t even moved over MailChimp. Fortunately, the Newsletter went out last week, so I have some time before it goes out again. (I hope you’re signed up for the Newsletter. You can do that on the Home Page of my website.)
At any rate, my frustration at all of this has now spilled over into my blog post. Which browser do you use? Have you had to move things before? I set up my links when I got my Surface Pro. It seemed to be easier going than this is.
Charley Update: Those of you who follow me on FB, realize our sweet pup Charley, a combination Jack Russel Terrier and Chihuahua had to have surgery to remove a bladder stone last week. I’m happy to report, he’s doing well, though the first two days were dreadful. I had to miss Bob’s college reunion to stay and nurse Charley, and Bob wasn’t here to help. ☹ I’m very grateful to VCA in Fort Worth, Dr. Roller, Mary and RaeAnn for the great care they gave Charley. And thrilled he’s peeing and pooping. Not fond of the collar, but we’ve found a blow up one that he can rest his head on and sleep and still keeps him from going after the incision.
(He’s pretty cute.)
Book Signing Update. Sunday, November 3 at J McLaughlin on University Drive in Fort Worth. More details closer to the event.