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.