Sunday, July 14, 2013
Having a computer has changed her life in many ways.

Now when she wakes up in the morning and feels like just staying in bed a little longer she thinks about what could be on her computer.

Millie's Bedroom at Brooksby Village

Could there be a message or joke from a friend, a news item of interest or a photo her son has taken on his daily walk?

Even before she has her morning coffee she has to go see what's going on in the world, that's saying a lot because she loves that first cup of coffee.

About two weeks ago she attempted to do her morning routine and what do you know, "nothing happened!"


She tried this and tried that, nothing worked!

Bad Timing
It's never a good time for a computer to get temperamental, but her savvy computer son was on a week's vacation.

What to do?

She didn't want to disturb him, and didn't have a knowledgable friend or service person to walk in and save the day.

Finally she decided to call the Apple store where the computer was purchased.

A fine computer specialist asked questions and got the lay of the land.

Suggested she pull the power plug, wait a few minutes and reinsert the plug.

She told the specialist that the power cord was plugged into a surge protector on the floor behind the desk and there was no way she could get down there.

The specialist said she could pull the plug out of the back of the iMac.

She tried but it was hard to pull.

The specialist said to pull harder, and it came out.

Next the specialist said to put it back in.

"Put it back in?" OK. She tried.

It wouldn't go in all the way.

The specialist told her to push it a little harder.

She did that AND the computer came back to life!

She thanked him profusely and he responded accordingly!

Time went by, the computer worked fine and her son returned from his trip.

She was having a grand old time until one day the computer started to act up, working but not behaving well.

She remembered what that fine computer specialist had suggested and pulled the power plug again.


After having a few cups of coffee, she called the Apple Store and spoke to another fine computer specialist.

This time the specialist said it might be a defective power cord and would take five to seven days for delivery.

FIVE to SEVEN DAYS - forget that.

Fortunately her son had returned from his vacation.

Mother called and brought him up to date on the bad behavior of the computer.

He and his wife were fast as the Easter bunny, arrived with a laptop just incase, and the box that the computer had been packed in, just in case they had to go to the Apple store.

He checked this and that, and discovered what the problem was.

A plug on the surge protector had shorted out!

Off the family went for a very nice dinner and a stop at a Walmart store to purchase a 6 Outlet Surge protector.

It worked!

She's fortunate to have a son that knows his business and is there to help his mom when she needs him.

Had something similar happen to me, my computer worked fine the previous day, but in the morning when I turned it on nothing happened. I told significant other something is the matter my computer doesn't work. So he said unhook the tower I'll take it in. I sat on the floor about to unhook the tower when I noticed a reset button on my battery backup. I pushed the reset an indicator light came on, turned on the computer, and WALA fixed! Sometimes it's just a simple fix. I was proud that even at 64 I was able to fix my own computer.
Thank goodness everything worked out! (:
I have a son like that also Millie--we are lucky aren't we.
I am like you
that first thing in the morning
thinking what is on the computer.
Trying to not do this
not much luck.
Recently I had problems
and no computer for 3 weeks
a really bad virus.
Soninlaw had to repair at his business.
Who would have thought years ago
we would love a computer so much...
I feel in love with this blog the second I read the title here. I miss my mom so much but I swear, had I ever talked her into getting on one I can almost bet one of my limbs that she would have said these exact words at some point. Thanks for the memories of my own mom!
Ah, Millie. You are priceless!
Hi Millie,
It is so important in LIFE to have a support system. It makes it extra special when that support comes from a child.
How sweet it is!!
this is a Blessing and we are so GRATEFUL when this happens.
Enjoy the dividend of having children.
She is indeed fortunate and causing much envy in the community. Dianne
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