Wednesday, April 14, 2010

My very own geek

It used to be that all I knew about computers was what I had learned on one of the old Star Trek movies years ago. After a time warp to the past (our present) Scottie goes to use the 20th century computer to solve their current problem. After he discovers that you can not just speak with the computer to make it work he uses the keys - very fast. Thus my knowledge of how to use a computer. Speed.

Now this attribute has been my downfall many-a-time with our own computer. When things go wrong it is usually my fault. I am too fast and impatient. When I have questions, problems, or major troubles, I ask my very own computer geek. His first words are usually "you need to slow down" or "you probably hit something wrong."

My computer geek is my beloved husband. He would say that he does not know much about computers either, but over the years he has learned from reading how, asking questions from other geeks, plus trial and error. I have learned much because of his efforts on the computer. So I am kind of computer geeky myself!

The one big problem for me concerning learning new things on the computer is that I really do not care. In learning most of the technical info - my eyes glaze over and I begin to think of the sixty-eleven things I really want to do next. I would rather be doing artistic, creative things than any computer work.

I am so humbled that you, “my gentle readers,” are spending your precious time reading my encouragements. When you come to my posts, it is all because of my very own geek who lovingly listens to my non-technical lingo on what I want and how I want it. Someday, maybe after my one hundredth blog entry, I will actually remember the lessons he gives me each time on publishing. My eyes will clear and I will whip through the steps to post my next blog. Until then I will sit beside him and enjoy my beloved.

“I am my beloved’s and my beloved is mine.” Song of Solomon 6:3a


Anonymous said...


I can SO relate to this post! My husband is a computer engineer and if it weren't for him I'd be clueless concerning computers. Thankfully, the Lord has blessed me with a smart husband who patiently teaches me and fixes my mistakes.

I'm on my second laptop now and he just bought his first--go figure!

Blessings to you and Glenn!


The Piper's Wife said...

Yvonne, it is a joy to hear the love you have for your husband and his love for you as you wrote this comment. Praising God with you! Jill