What a way to go!


Thread Starter
Oct 13, 2002
Hi to all. When I got my first ever computer ( OS.Win 98 ) 3 years ago. I ordered it and when it was ready I went to the store, paid for it and asked them when they were going to deliver it, set it up and show me how to use it! (Anyone laughing yet?)
Well after that first shock into the computer world. I bought it home and, lucky for me, a friendly neighbor called out," I see you have bought a computer" I said yes and now I have to try and join it together. Well he said he would give me a hand and believe it or not, he turned out to be a computer instructor with the Canadian Navy! What luck, not only did he hook it all up but he showed me how to use it and has also spent many FREE hours teaching me! He is still my helpful and friendly neighbor! But I do not like to keep bothering him and I am now finding out that I can learn and remember a great deal buy using FORUMS such as this!
After I had my computer about six months, I got into a real mess and a member in a computer club that I had joined said, "Oh you need to format your hard drive! Well I did not know what he was talking about, so he said "I will come over and do it for you" Well over he came. He arrived at 10.00am, just in time for my Wife's coffee and cookies! Then he started the hard drive format! Then he stopped for My Wife's good hot lunch! At 3.00pm ( 5hours later!) he finished, well I said "thank you very much, that was very nice of you!" He said well you owe me $120.00 for my time! I was very surprised because I thought he was doing it as a friendly member of our computer club!
Now I want you all to know that I although I was disappointed at the time because he did not say he was going to charge me! I now realize that it was a good lesson to be learnt. Always ask anyone who is going to work on your computer, HOW MUCH!
But what is more important to me is finding these FORUMS, they are the best thing since "Sliced Bread" and although I know a hell of a lot more than I did 3 years ago, I will still need, use and enjoy them!
Of course my whole system is changed now. I have AMD Athlon 1,700 Mhz. Windows XP Prof and ALL the bells and whistles!
"A Cockney who now lives in Canada"
Feb 28, 2001
Well Gotcha seems to me we all had similar beginnings and although some details may be different many of us ended up here helping eachother and socializing. Glad you found TSG and hope you find your stay pleasent!

Jun 27, 2002
Hi Gotcha-I know I'm just a youngster (62) to you. It is ironic that you used the "sliced bread" saying as I just used it in another thread. I guess that dates us to another era. What is strange you are originally from England and here I was thinking that was an old country saying from my home state of Louisiana. Here is a picture of one of my realitive's deer stand(lol).

By the way, we have been up in that part of your country. Went all the way up to Jasper and Baniff. I guess Lake Louise and Gray Park were the most enjoyed places we traveled to.

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Dec 29, 2001
Greetings gotcha - Your description took me back about a little over a year ago. My friend bassetman would be the equivalent of your friendly neighbor.

Eventually, he turned me on to a forum. I spent about a month there, then found a home at TSG. I hope you enjoy it here as much as I have. Welcome to TSG.
Apr 26, 2002
Well, I think you need some other redneck stuff to go with that camper....
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