by pennyhal2 27 Aug 2020

After a few weeks of living without my computer, the computer guy from the Geek Squad came yesterday and got all 4 computers working correctly again. I am astounded at the short time it took him to fix everything! He came covered from head to toe (including his shoes!) to be covid safe and listened to what I said the problems were.

I'm not sure I like how I'm so dependent on computers now that I've experienced not having them work. I need someone to help landscape the yard and miss the "yellow pages" in the telephone directory where I could see all of them, and where they are, and what they do at a glance so I can choose one that best fits my needs..


by cfidl 28 Aug 2020

That is a long time to be without. I do not think I could go a day, even though I really do not need it absolutely. Lol! It is nice to check in though. I think it is almost as bad as being with out a car, which I recently experienced.

by 02kar Moderator 28 Aug 2020

I agree, I miss some of the things from the old days. But then I am not very computer literate. I'm glad you are up and running again though.

by crafter2243 Moderator 27 Aug 2020

Ha, ha. My phone book (old one) is being used to dry flowers between the pages. Google search has served me well finding service companies and then I check them out on YELP. Actually Yelp was extremely helpful not too long ago. My refrigerator went on the blink and everything in the freezer was melting. As usually when something goes "kaputt" it happened over a long weekend. Yelp asked if I would like quotes and I was amazed how they poured in. Most of them I could already eliminate because the earliest they had available was too far down the line. Some too expensive etc. Had my refrigerator fixed the same day. Nice thing about the quotes that yelp forwards them. Companies do not have any info on you.

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pennyhal2 by pennyhal2 29 Aug 2020

I remember when they were used for toilet paper! The yellow pages were the best to use.

by graceandham 27 Aug 2020

I miss the phone book and yellow pages as well, and try to use mine that are six years old! Sometimes, the number has changed, surprise. Talk to your neighbors and try to get recommendations. I look to older neighbors, as they are budget conscious! Also, ask a realtor, they are excellent resources for people to work on your house and yard.

by asterixsew Moderator 27 Aug 2020

Glad your up and running again and fingers crossed they stay working.