100 Word Challenge: Simple

What started out as a simple 30 minute appointment turned into a comedy of errors that will play out for days.

This week the Mister and I set out to get new phones. We selected the colors and styles we wanted then made an appointment to pick them up a few days later.

It was supposed to be effortless, set up a payment schedule, deactivate old phones and activate the news one. Easy, peasy.

It was simple, until it wasn’t.

Two hours after our appointment began, we came away with two out of three phones we ordered with a promise the third phone could be picked up in two days.

At home we tried to transfer data from my old phone to the new one, but I had to sync my phone to our home computer to back up that data – that took another half hour. Once that was done, we tried to begin the transfer only to get a Update message. Had to update our operating system before we could move info.

That was going to take a while so we set it up and walked away. I don’t know if the outcome would have been different if we had kept the computer company but when I checked on the update, the computer screen was black.

Thinking it was just the screen saver, I tried to bring up the progress bar. Nothing. Nothing I did opened the screen. Nothing the Mister did worked. Our main home computer was fried.

Right now, it’s being “looked at” by a computer doctor. Right now, we don’t even know if the hard drive can accessed.

I’m strangely not too freaked out by this.

Downloading my apps to my new phone will take time, but can be done. My son says he can help me move other stuff from my old phone to the new one. I can rebuild my music playlist and contacts. I didn’t lose any photos, those are all on my laptop. I even paid bills from my laptop.

Fortunately, the Mister had printed out a list of all our passwords so we still have access to all of our online accounts.

The only real problem was not being able to get this 100 Words posted on time. We needed my laptop for other things.

Hopefully, we can resurrect our home computer, but if not, it’s not the end of the world.

I can’t believe I just wrote that.

“Never trust a computer you can’t throw out a window.” ~ Steve Wozniak

This week’s word is:


What to do:

Using “simple” for inspiration, write 100 Words – 100 exactly – no more, no less. You can either use the word – or any form of the word – as one of your 100, or it can be implied. Include a link in your post back here, and add your story to the Mister Linky list. If you don’t have a blog, you can leave your submission in the comment section, or as a Facebook status post. Remember to keep spreading the love with supportive comments for your fellow Wordsters.

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