April 29, 2011

out with the old in with the new

They say bad things happen in three's. I wonder if that applies to electronic devices. My poor laptop needed a new keyboard not too long ago; so I replaced it. To my surprise they charged me an arm and a leg. Then one of the hinges on the cover snapped, but it still worked, I just used it gingerly and didn't close the cover- it didn't really matter since I'm the only user of it anyway, I didn't spring for the repair.

ouch that hurt!

But the final straw and I know these things happen in older computers was when I turned it on the other day and the screen didn't light up at all. Of course after careful examination I could see my icons and with a flashlight that my laptop was working. A little Google search confirmed that it is probably the back light inverter. I can send it out if i want to incur another large repair bill but I don't. So I've decided to try to repair it myself sometime in the future and use it as a spare computer for guests and the grand kids. After all I have gotten more than half a dozen years of decent usage out of this one.

You should have seen me with my husband's flash light in the dark and my thumb drive taking off my files and my pictures; it was a sight for sore eyes. Come to think of it I had sore eyes when I got done transferring off the first installment of stuff from my old computer to that little green device.

shiny new -ruby red
Anyway, I ordered a new computer on line the other day, I went to the store yesterday for pickup. She's a beauty...all red and shiny! It took me foreeeverrr to put everything in order. Install my printer, my camera software, all my favorites- or most of them anyway, I'm using a different browser-not crazy about internet explorer.Then let us not forget the fifty plus Windows updates that needed to be installed; holy cow!

But I'm happy to say I'm back in business blogging with ease. Using my husbands computer wasn't going to work at all. He's a desk person with his computer; and I'm a laptop person and stylin if I might add on my couch!


  1. PC sure looks sharp. Red is a great color rather than the dingy black. Glad your on and blogging again. Love reading them.

  2. Thanks Aunt Gen- glad you have all your computer and e-mail things straight as well.
    love ya

  3. My computer had an issue last week too -- my husband spilled a glass of lemonade on it. I didn't know what to do with myself without it!!!

    You should get an external hard drive and do a weekly backup of all your files, just to be on the safe side. At least if your computer crashes you won't lose everything on it.

  4. Boy did i feel out in the weeds without mine too.

    I sure learned my lesson with that experience.

    I didn't have a lot of important stuff on it, but I did worry about my pictures, that was most important.

    Hope yours dried out ok and is working again.


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