I hate computer guys! With few exceptions they are arrogant know-it-alls who delight in impressing you with how much they know and if they can make you look stupid in the process, so much the better. We had new computers installed in the office the past two days and it was a miserable experience. For instance, once everything was finished, I tried to install a shortcut on my desktop, but the computer wouldn't allow me to do so. I asked the computer guy about it. Instead of saying, "Here, let me show you a better way", he said, "Why in h*** would you want to do that?" and proceeded to let me know that what I wanted to do was not only stupid and ridiculous, but a complete waste of time. All of this in front of a room full of employees and a waiting room of patients. My only delight came on the first day when, after 5 hours of work they were unable to make our practice management system work. They called our software support and were informed that our software does not work on a 64 bit operating system – only 32 bit. They pulled out the sheet of hardware/os requirements, which I had sent them, and sure enough. It said right on there 32 bit! It was a sweet moment. They did manage to make it work by some nefarious method, but they were there until midnight. My heart did not bleed for them. And yet, surprisingly, I'm not bitter!
Through it all my support system was gone. Hubby is still in Orlando helping with the packing and moving, so I had only the dogs to complain to. A bright spot in the week was the arrival of a little stash enhancement:
This is Lorna's Laces Shepherd Sock yarn in one of the Sock Summit colorways. How could I possibly resist a yarn named "Whidbey Island"? It does help that I love the colors as well. I'm not quite sure what to do with it, though. The color runs look rather long. I guess I'll just have to pick a pattern and run with it and see what happens.
Only two more days to go and everyone will be back home where they belong. Ben and Abby and the girls will be staying with us while they look for a house to buy, so I imagine things will be pretty insane. I promise to keep you posted!