Monday, January 18, 2010

Here We Go again

I am beginning to really dislike computers. If I didn't need them to blog, Facebook, look up coupons and recipes, school my kids, and about a million other things, I wouldn't own one. A couple of months ago, the desk top died a slow and painful death. It was actually quick and very painful for me since I needed it for school. Now, it's the lap top.

It's being extremely slow. It took it almost 10 minutes to boot up tonight. If there is one thing (just one? Wouldn't that be great!) that irritates me, it's slow computers. It costs us an arm and a leg to get the DT fixed, and I cannot imagine what it would cost to fix the lap top. I may just bite the bullet and buy a new one when our taxes come in. The problem with that is that I really wanted a wireless printer. Of course, if I don't have a lap top, I don't need a wireless printer. Great googily moogily!

Hubby went by an major office supply chain and talked to them about their free PC diagnostic. That free diagnostic could end up costing us almost $500. I don't have that kind of cash and if I did, it would go towards the purchase of a new lap top. Trade in the old and get a new. Of course, that means I have to reload iTunes, because I have to have iTunes. We have dial up and that could take days. I finally got Adobe reloaded. I still don't have my Word, and Excel, and PowerPoint. I do, however, have OpenOffice. It is a Microsoft product and is compatible. The best thing about it is that I like it.

If for some reason we end up losing the lap top we lose a bunch of games that I really like to play. I can find games at that office supply chain 2/$9.99, so not a huge loss. But I did pay for them and I would lose those. When the desk top crashed, the computer guy was able to save my pictures and all my documents and music. He wasn't able to save the games, which bites. At least I have the important stuff. And now that I have Adobe, I can do all my viewing and printing from the DT. It's attached to my printers so I don't need a wrieless. If the lap top crashes, I still have a computer. I'm trying to focus on the positive.

I'll keep you updated as to what happens. Or, if you never see another post, you know what happened.

Have a great day!

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