Wednesday, August 20, 2014

Geek Help

I posted here a couple of weeks ago about getting some new, state-of-the-art computer equipment.  Part of the reason we bought it where we did is that my husband wanted to get the Geek Squad to come to our home because of some other issues, and buying there gave us a discount. 

I started writing this post before the Geek Squad was scheduled to come and edited it accordingly.  But I wanted to start out by saying that as I typed the heading for this blog, it came out Eek Squad!  As it turned out, my concerns were unwarranted. 

Some of the things we needed was for a techie to install a new router and a new printer.  Our virus protection needed to be updated on some of our computers.  Plus, we have a security camera in the kitchen that we use to spy on the dogs when we're out, and it's been on the fritz lately. 

Our younger son is a whiz and could do a lot of this, but we decided not to bother him this time, especially since there were things that could be time-consuming. 

So--what's my opinion now that we've had the work done? 

Very worthwhile!  Our visiting Geek was very good at what he did and also very nice and patient even with very untechie me.  Plus, under the way we hired the Geek Squad, he'll be available for questions.   

Would I recommend it to others?  Sure, especially if you get someone as good as we did. 

However... it did mess me up as far as getting into Killer Hobbies to post this--although that might have been the new virus protection program.  Fortunately, I figured it out.

How about you--do you do your techie stuff yourself?  If not, who helps you?


Betty Hechtman said...

I'm glad it worked out for you, Linda. I know some other people who have used the Geek Squad and been happy with them.

Linda O. Johnston said...

I definitely liked them, as you can tell!

Raquel Byrnes said...

My daughter is a computer science major so I am extremely blessed that she helps me with my stuff. To her its basic...but to me its something that make me pull my hair out. :)
Raquel Byrnes

Linda O. Johnston said...

You're very fortunate, Raquel!

Tracy Weber said...

My hubby does all of my techie stuff. But if it weren't for him, I'd be hosed!