Five Minute Friday — Easy

Are we ready for some writing?

That’s right, it’s time for Five Minute Friday on, of course, Saturday. Here I gather with other talented writers to share our free-range thoughts on a specific prompt word for five minutes {more or less} at Kate’s Place ( It’s unscripted writing … just let the creative juices flow. The rules – actually there are very few rules – are at Kate’s place. It’s a great place to visit and see where the creative minds go. If you get a chance, be sure to visit. And you’re always welcome to contribute your two cents {that’s five minutes} worth.

The prompt word this week is EASY. That’s easy, isn’t it? The timer is set for five minutes, so let’s GO

This has been far from easy to write. In fact, this entire week has been hard to get through – electronically speaking. First, my laptop went to sleep and never woke up – on my production night! I fiddled and faddled with my old laptop – same make and model – and was able to swap hard drives. I could power the older laptop up … but something went awry with the screen flashing psychedelic colors!

I couldn’t work under those conditions. So I copied the files I needed and went to my trusty – but old {read sloooooow} – desktop, limping along to at least get my paper done {albeit around 5:30 a.m. or five and a half hours later than usual}.

This weekend, I tried to salvage pieces parts from the two laptops, but alas and alack, it was a no go. One still wouldn’t start … The other was a screen on acid … STOP

… I finally pulled out my Gateway Notebook {yes, Gateway, my equipment is almost as old as I am} to write this post, although I couldn’t get the wireless mouse to work {and I’m a mouser who detests those silly built-in mouse pads}, so it took me a bit longer to “clean up” the copy. It’s wifi connectivity is synched to dial up, so I still have to transfer the file to the desktop and upload.

No, this hasn’t been an easy post … or week. But it’s all part of life and that’s okay.

THOUGHT TO REMEMBER: Misers aren’t much fun to live with, but they make great ancestors.

About wisdomfromafather

I'm just an ordinary guy walking along the journey of life.
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4 Responses to Five Minute Friday — Easy

  1. ladycee says:

    Hello fellow-blogger,
    Have popped along as a fmf participant. Sounds like you have had a trying week. I know I find negotiating the paths of learning with respect to blogging, technology and social media time-consuming and difficulty. Glad you managed to find a solution and share your post. And as usual, you have made me smile with your thought to remember 🙂
    Wishing you an easier week ahead!


  2. KellyRBaker says:

    Technology can be so frustrating, huh? I hope it all gets fixed soon!


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