Day 92; Footnotes of The Connection Never Broken

Technology hates me. And my son gets the biggest laugh out of my struggles. And I will admit that once I get past the frustration, I laugh as well.

I finally talked my son into bringing in the dash cam to see if the video was still there from earlier today. First he only brought the memory card in, but it is a micro card that of course fits nothing. He asked about an adapter, but I thought we had given the only one I had away. We tried for a while but neither of us could get the computer to acknowledge the dash cams existence. He gave up, he didn’t want to do it anyway.

 I on the other hand, was stubborn. I kept looking, kept trying to figure it out. I did finally find an adapter. But I couldn’t get it to work either. I then went and bothered my son for like the fifth time. He gave up on the phone call he was in the middle of and came in here. Before the call disconnected I did hear the laughter coming from the one he had been talking with. He admitted they were laughing at me and my old person struggles with technology. He got it to work and brought up what was on the card. It had already looped over the incident with the truck. We couldn’t find anywhere that it might have saved it, but then, I hadn’t hit the brakes hard or any other extreme action so I guess it wouldn’t. I was still disappointed. I do however have video saved of me and mom just talking.

I’m sitting here, have been for almost two hours trying to figure out exactly what I want to write and how. 

I only saw one of the cats today and that was only for about fifteen minutes or so. It showed up, ate and disappeared. The other two never showed. I’m hoping they were snuggled up somewhere out of the cold. Dad did mention tonight though that he saw a big bird in my back yard the other day, he wasn’t sure exactly what it was, but it was huge.  I’ve seen the cats being watchful when ever they were out in the yard, but I’ve also seen them distracted. Time will tell whether they are still around or not.

One thing I am very glad of, is the fact that my salvation doesn’t hinge on how tech savvy I am. It doesn’t matter if I don’t know how to program a computer, or even get the computer to recognize an SD card. Because I believe, because I have trust and faith, because I have acknowledged my sins and know them to be forgiven. Because I understand His love. I know my name is written in the Book of Life.

Today isn’t the first day that I haven’t seen the cats. There have been other days when they stayed hidden away somewhere. Yet, they have always came out of hiding and back to where they know the food and water waits.
There have been times in my life when I neglected my salvation. When I didn’t follow as I should. When I went about life anyway I could. But I was never abandoned, even as I didn’t pray, didn’t study my Bible, didn’t acknowledge my salvation, He was always with me. I was provided for and protected. Then, I was welcomed back with arms wide.

Technology is only important to a certain level.  I only place so much faith in technology. Not because it hates me, but because I have seen the issues that others have had as well. I’ve seen the look of sheer terror on the face of one whose work suddenly disappeared. The look of one whose computer suddenly dies. I have watched store employees battle with computerized registers that flat out did not want to cooperate, or when the internet went down and they were stopped cold. What is really important, what really matters, is powered by faith, trust, hope and love. I can do those. That connection is never broken.

About rebecca s revels

A writer, a photographer, a cancer survivor. An adventurer of the mild kind, a lover of the simple pleasures such as long walks and chocolate. A Christian unashamed of my faith and a friend who is dependable and will encourage readily. Author of three self published books with more waiting to find their way to paper. An advocate of good things, a fighter against wrongs.
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8 Responses to Day 92; Footnotes of The Connection Never Broken

  1. True connections are never broken, technology can not really replace real connection, although a lot of mine are actually online.

  2. Judith says:

    Technology is both a blessing and a curse. It makes some aspects of life much easier. I’m grateful for technology. On the other hand, I feel it’s destroyed a lot of what was once good in our world. Case in point — trying to make business calls. Lately I’ve been wrestling with Social Security (trying to get Part B Medicare) and my husband is dealing with doctors and insurance companies on his disability (from that recent injury and hospitalization). It’s now impossible to call a number and have a real person answer. Instead, we’re required to stay on the line, waiting for a representative, and while we’re waiting a recording will tell us all the reasons why no one really wants to talk to us, i.e. “If you’re calling for information, go to the website… if you’ve got questions about Covid, dial this number… if you want to check the status of a claim, visit your account online…” And on and on, and heaven forbid you accidentally push the wrong button! You can then get re-routed (wrongly) through another series of messages explaining why you shoudn’t have called in the first place but should have just found the answer somewhere yourself. To me, that’s not “customer service”. Even if you have an extension and reach someone’s phone, you’re only going to get an answering machine. You leave a message, they will return your call — maybe. Recently I had one lady return a call, which I then missed. I returned her call immediately, only to once again get her answering machine telling me she was “not available”. It’s crazy.

    • Oh yes. I too have walked through that particular labyrinth and have had my son come see why I was near screaming at the phone. And to be told, ‘this call may be recorded’ was always an annoyance, until I was able to use that against a company and, got money refunded 😉

      • Judith says:

        I do love the convenience of paying bills online, but I hate having to listen to my “account summary” when I don’t need it. I have all the information in front of me, but there’s no option to skip over it. Then the recording says, “That was your account summary. Do you want to hear it again?” To which I always reply, “I didn’t want to hear it the first time!” It sometimes makes me feel better to talk back to the bots. 🙂

      • Always! Almost as much fun as messing with the scammers if you accidentally answer one of their calls.

      • Judith says:

        LOL… yep! I used to look forward to the ones telling me there were problems with my computer. I’d always ask “Which one?” And we were off and running until finally they got frustrated with my apparent “lack of knowledge” and hung up.

  3. I had one call me wanting to discuss my ‘windows’. I asked him which ones, I knew they were old and needed replacing, but they still kept the cold and rain out. I was off and running from there. My son and step daughter were outside in the yard, moments before the guy caught on that I wasn’t really ‘that’ dumb and hung up laughing, I was shouting out to them that the guy on the phone was going to send us a new computer…not knowing what was going on they both thought I had lost my mind.

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