AKA operator error.
Today I was working on a project with a classmate. I was typing things up on my laptop as we went along when all of a sudden...strange things started happening that I couldn't fix.
The computer was possessed. Or I inadvertently hit buttons that caused a black line to follow the margin and everything I typed was in red and underlined, even though the underline button wasn't highlighted and the text was set to black.
I felt like a dolt. I was able to open in a new window with a saved portion of the project and move on but I would love to know what I did.
The Husband had a theory, "Garbage in." I described the issue to the tech guy aka the 16 yo. "Let me look at it." I opened the document that had been wonky (the technical term ;) ) and everything was back to normal. His assessment, "It never happens when the tech guy is around."
Meanwhile, I feel like a goober and wonder if my partner things I'm a doof. (I also couldn't get my i-touch to stay on-line so I could show off pictures of my kids. So in addition to be tech un-savvy, I am also unfocused. :D)
Sometimes, I would just like to feel (and look) like I have my act together. That time was not today. No, definitely not today.
I will recover. I probably needed a dose of reality, no matter how much I did not love it.
Today, I learned that I need a tech guy on call and that sometimes I might not look or act "together" but that I can still get the job done.
Appearances aren't everything...Thank goodness!