My New Mac Computer

My New Mac Computer

After cleaning house all day Saturday, Sunday was supposed to be a day of leisure.  As I enjoyed my first morning cup of coffee, I checked my emails.  The computer told me that my mouse was not connected or the computer could not find my keyboard.  I have a new Apple wireless keyboard and mouse to go with my new computer.  I replaced the batteries in the keyboard to no avail.  I tried another set of batteries.  No luck.  I picked up the mouse and examined the underside.  There appeared to be a battery cover and there I discovered two batteries.  I replaced them and was back in business but only for a few minutes.  Again my computer said it could not find a keyboard.  After a few more battery replacements I discovered the green light on the keyboard would not come on.  It just wasn’t working.  When all else fails, I call my son Joe.  He owns a Mac and subscribes to Logmein where he can work my computer from his house.  What a savings that has been.  He has shown me a lot.  He went online and found that others have had the problem and have solved it by putting aluminum foil in the bottom of the battery compartment to increase the connection.  I tried it and put in a piece too big and couldn’t get it out.  I tried with an ice pick and finally succeeded with a coat hanger.  The wireless keyboard just wasn’t working.   I was 150 miles from the nearest Apple Store.  I had given my old keyboard and mouse to a friend about 12 miles away but realized the old keyboard and mouse wouldn’t connect to my new monitor or computer.  The day was early.   I drove down to the creek bottom, fed the sheep and chickens and watered the garden and fruit trees.  By the time I finished I was dripping with perspiration.  The temperature was in the 90’s.