gave me the opportunity to learn some brand new swear words. They didn't help much except to vent some of the frustration of losing the battle between computer and human. I was able to fix enough to make my laptop usable again but there are still strange noises coming from within. So I tossed some money at Duane and he went to the local computer store and came back with a very reasonably priced laptop.
It sounds a bit crass to say I tossed some money at Duane. That is sort of a running gag between us. He often buys the things I need but can not get out to shop for myself. When asking him to do those errands for me, I usually tell him to stop over and I will toss some money at him to cover the cost.
The reality is that I have made it a practice to stash cash for emergencies, a little at a time. I try to keep a couple of months rent on hand - just in case. And because I can no longer go shopping, it has been fairly easy to save enough so that I can replace a wonky computer without breaking the bank.
So now I am in the process of transferring information from the old computer to the new. Several years back, the lady I worked for gave me an external hard drive. I'm pretty sure it is now considered obsolete, what with the popularity of flash drives and other sources of data transfer. It still works like a charm and has really come in handy for this use.
Now I just need to learn the ins and outs of the new operating system. They seem pretty straight forward, but I am no computer genius, so it may take a little time to become comfortable. At least, nothing growls at me when I use this new one!!
Waste Not, Want Not
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