Posted 2/6/2021 13:55 (#8811296 - in reply to #8810147) Subject: RE: that slow computer.
East central Iowa
I don't generally charge anybody anymore. But, I don't do a lot of work anymore because of this ah, virus.
Most of the people are elderly and have a different concept of cost as related to computer work. I like to help people and I hope you can understand that many times older people have a different attitude about money and about change.
Yes, I was perturbed but he's a nice guy and set in his ways. It's fine.
It's been fun most of the time figuring out why a network quits or how to upgrade a recalcitrant operating system. And I will always remember a 94 year old lady that did something I wouldn't have thought of doing. She took one of her paintings and ran it through her scanner and printed out a picture on to canvas. Her original picture was a water color. It turned out really neat.
Also a lot of the people are very thankful to get their computers running and that's enough for me. It's a nice feeling to know that these people are able to communicate with friends and family as well as see things and get information that they might not if I didn't help them.
I used to get $25 to $50 and hour but, they were very long hours. An on the occasion that I took longer than I should the hours were adjusted accordingly. A lot of people have treated me very well, it's only fair to do the same in return.