Wednesday, January 5, 2011

Give Me A Baseball Bat!...

That is what I'm usually thinking when my computer doesn't do what it's suppose to do. Since last week I've been trying to get my blog from 2010 into book form. It's been one big frustration after another. My computer wouldn't let me preview the book. I tried a million and one ways to get to work. No luck. I finally tried it last night on the computer at Jack's office. Bingo! Success! Until I realized I needed to change the front and back cover pics. That was something my home computer would let me do. So last night, after I got home, I changed them and tonight I went back to the office to finish it up and order it. I drove into town after Jack went to his Boy Scout meeting. This will be a breeze! Except the computer wouldn't download the pages so I could preview the book..are you kidding me? I tried forever. Finally a message pops up that the website was upgrading, try back in a few hours. NO WAY..GET ME A BASEBALL BAT!!! I then proceeded to Jack's lap top in his office (instead of the computer in the outer office). Bingo! It loaded, it previewed, it was perfect! All I had to do was order! I placed the order and then got the credit card out to pay..I had just got the new one, the old one had expired. I cut up the old one. Only when I went to put in the expiration date I realized I had cut up the new one and I had the expired one in my purse. ARE YOU KIDDING ME??? GIVE ME A BASEBALL BAT SO I CAN BEAT MYSELF!!! So I called Jack during his scout meeting to get the number from his card...and the code number...hung up..realized I needed the expiration date..called him back...Anyway, I finally ordered the book. It better be perfect when it gets here. I use my blog as a journaling tool. At the end of next year I will read this post...this pictureless post and remind myself to hide all the baseball bats because I'm sure I'll be screaming at the computer or myself..Give me a baseball bat!! P.S...I had to edit this and add that on top of all of this nonsense, I forgot my glasses. I can't read a thing without them. I can see a fly in a knot on a tree from a million miles away, but my computer or a book...forget about it. Lucky for me Jack had a magnifying glass on his desk. Leave it to an old Scouter to be prepared. I read the credit card with a magnifying glass....that's the only way I picked up on the expiration date. I'm such a doofuss!

13 comments:

Hope said...

oh, dear LOL! I can relate to that and a baseball bat.
great post and the best to you, your book and the computer.

Stacy Crawford said...

I needed a chuckle tonight, things are pretty heavy here right now. I hope your book is perfect!

Sue said...

That is funny. I just did exactly the same thing today. I ended up spending four hours just getting my blog book made and read to order.

Sheesh! Everything that could have gone wrong did. And my computer was so slow that I was wising I had a baseball bat myself.

Oh well, in the end, we prevailed, right? And yes, our books better be perfect!

=)

PS. Have to admit that your story is even worse than mine. At least I was only in one place during the whole fiasco!

Bernie said...

Please tell me how you convert your blog into a book. And do you include the comments?

I laughed at all your shenanagins but I want to do one anyway.

Catch the Kids said...

Hilarious. I do understand your frustration though. I regularly get tied up in cyber-knots. Good luck with the book. It would be great if you would post about it with photos and details.

Donna said...

Hahahaha!! I'll hide all the bats today in the OR (you know,...the ones we use to beat the surgeons when they need it) for staff meeting. Poor you! Glad you finally got it right! You've got me inspired.

Nezzy said...

So sorry ya had all the problems pile on ya at once but it makes for some dang funny blog fodder!!!! Heeeheheheh!!!!

I did this one time before we went to Branson. I cut up the New card that we were gonna charge the trip on. Lo and behold when we got the hotel and when Hubs reached for his wallet....he'd left it at home. I pulled out what I thought was the NEW card and it was declined...expired..dang!!! Luckily I had a couple other cards in my purse or I fear we'd been packin' it home again!!! Heeehehe!!!

God bless ya sweetie and have a glorious day!!!

acorn hollow said...

I have very limited computer skills. so I feel that way often. but usually it is my fault.
funny post thanks for following and the visit I will follow along
cathy

Grandma Yellow Hair said...

My sweet doofus your so funny!
I of course am dying to know who you ordered your book from. I worked one day on a site and could never get it right. The picture on the cover and I believe the back cover were wrong. It would not be me put my headboard picture which is what I wanted on the front.
Can't wait to hear how yours turn out.
Sorry about the troubles you had and boy can I relate with using a computer. haha
Love ya
Maggie

yaya said...

Anyone who is interested, I had my blog book done at this website. thecutestblogontheblock.com It's 14.95 for the first 20pgs. then 35cents a page after that. I've used them before and had no problems. Unfortunately my home computer did have problems and that was the hold up. Good Luck!

CHERI said...

There've been plenty of times I wanted to take a bat to my computer too:) I didn't know you could make a blog book...thanks for sharing the website.

Karen Whittal said...

I wonder if age has something to do with it, I cut up the wrong company petrol card that I have, maybe we should look before we leap...... loved the blog on your walk it is almost as though I am walking with you. Looking forward to 2011 and getting to know you better.

Amy and Craig said...

Sounds familiar! Are we SURE that computers are really simplifying our lives???? Can't wait to see the book no matter what it looks like when it comes!