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mellowcandle
mellowcandle
broke

I need to keep a running list of everything that f'ing broke this year. The pipe in the kitchen, D's shoulder, the garbage disposal, the air conditioner, and now, my laptop.

It crashed last week, and D tried everything he knew to fix it. We even ordered a part from Dell (and at least it was only a couple dollars, no shipping charge, so we're not out much). By some weird fluke he got it working long enough to transfer my writing, my music, and some of my pictures to the external hard drive. But then it crashed again and nothing could get it working. D took it completely apart, kept my hard drive, and tossed the rest.

So I am computerless. He says I can use his laptop, but I'm scared I'm a jinx now.

Mine was seven years old, so it was almost time to upgrade, but with everything else this year, we just didn't want to take on the expense yet. Well, so much for that. We've done some online window shopping and will go out tomorrow to see what's in stores, but...... ugh. I really did not want Windows 8. Especially since I had Vista all this time. I'm on the wrong upgrade cycle.

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cal_reflector From: cal_reflector Date: July 24th, 2014 03:38 am (UTC) (Link)
Yikes...

How about a Chromebook? Inexpensive, built by Google for Google, surf and write.

On the bright side, Free! Episode 4 came out.
mellowcandle From: mellowcandle Date: July 24th, 2014 02:26 pm (UTC) (Link)
Nope, didn't want a Chromebook. After looking at all our options, we found an HP that's a good value and has all the features I wanted.
2 pathetic excuses or justify your existence