Wednesday morning was one of those mornings where so many things went wrong. I was practicing a song on the piano that I needed to record, and I couldn’t seem to get it right. I needed to record it and then burn a CD, but every time I started recording, the screen would turn off on my phone. When I would make a mistake, I couldn’t pause it, so each time I had to start over.
My daughter had to do her third and final practice in front of her classmates that afternoon, so we decided to use the choir CD that she had originally practiced with to sing her special song at school, even though she will not be allowed to use it at the Regional competition because it has to be piano only to level the playing field for all the singers.
Unfortunately, when we tried it at home, the CD player would not work. I thought I remembered that it was just the speakers, so we went looking for her speaker and a cord to attach it to the CD player, but we still could not get it to work. So at the last minute, I was texting someone at the school to see if they had a CD player at the school, but the reply was no. So, we took my daughter’s CD player, even though she said it has been skipping. By this time, I was thoroughly stressed. Ever have a day like that?
Before we left the house, I prayed with my daughter and asked the Lord to protect us from the spirit of Chaos that seemed determined to overwhelm us. I prayed that the Lord would give her peace and calm her jitters enough for her to do well on her performances.
The good news is that He answered that prayer! My daughter did very well, and the CD player did not skip while she was singing!
After she was done, we went to Walmart to buy some CDs. We had to record a better pianist than I am that night. And, we still have to burn the CD, because the performance at the Regional competition is coming up very soon.
At Walmart, we went through the self-checkout. My daughter was helping me, and the touch screen was not working using her finger, so she pushed cancel, which we thought had totally cancelled our order. In actuality, it only canceled the credit card transaction part. So, there was some confusion there as well, but we finally got it figured out.
I do appreciate technology; if not for technology you would not be reading this blog post, and I would not be able to communicate with you. But I do get frustrated when it doesn’t work right or I don’t understand the updates.
Today, I’m thankful for the times when technology does work!
I’m thankful for the talented tech people who are able to develop and explain how to use beneficial new technologies.
And, I’m thankful that the Lord answered our prayer and calmed us for the performances that my daughter had to do in front of her classmates.
What about you? Do you find tech problems challenging or frustrating? Are you thankful for beneficial technology and the people who develop and maintain it?