This morning I tried to download the trial version of MS Office's latest offering but it would only load 80%, try as I would, so I tried to uninstall it from Control Panel but it just kept on churning over and over so I tried a reboot. I got a message not to unplug as it was downloading 50 updates. That took about six hours. I decided to go for Office 2013 instead but from a disc rather than trying to download from Microsoft so I went out and bought it but I kept on getting an error message. When I was directed to the MS site I found that there were pages of people with the same error message and no solution that I could find.
That is when I phoned Techie who should be able to get here in a couple of days to fix things if he can. He did warn me that there were problems with Windows 8 but I can't simply tell my clients that they should abandon their computers and buy themselves an Apple Mac instead.
Other than word processing, minnie magnus is working fine and I have pinned Wordpad to the task bar so that I have a word processor. I prefer to teach word processing in Wordpad anyway as it is simpler to understand. Its problem is that it reverts to Word as soon as it is saved. Hmmmm - I wonder what will happen if I create a document and save it on minnie magnus. I'll probably stuff up its already addled brain. I'd better do it before Techie comes to sort things out; I wouldn't want to waste his time having to come back again.
On a more positive note, my jumbo wool winder arrived today so I have wound a skein of the yuckie pink and can now resume knitting ... and I ordered a very pretty medium weight Turkish spindle from a man who handcrafts them on the Isle of Wight.