I love making new friends. I’m not talking about facebook. I am talking about real, flesh-and-blood, face-to-face humans that I can reach out and touch.
I have a fairly new friend from church and we are enjoying getting to know each other. We are both writers so there is an instant bond there. A bond which might cause us to assume things about each other. And you know how that usually works out. One thing she obviously assumed about me was how computer savvy I am, which is not much. (Not that I didn’t appreciate her higher opinion of me.) I discovered the error in her perception when I received the following email from her, which I read from my phone. This was all that showed on the screen.
I asked my resident IT guy (yes, he resides with me; he’s my wonderful husband) about it and he quickly resolved my questions.
- She had not been hacked.
- There is such thing as a time machine. It is used to back up data. No, it does not look like a British phone booth, but that would have been awesome.
This was a relief and a disappointment. While I was relieved that she wasn’t hacked, I was hoping maybe she had traveled in time and met future me, the computer wiz. That would have been amazing.