Thursday, March 6, 2014
Quick! Get a New One Before It Dies!
I’m not sure when it happened. There must have been a turning point, but I don’t know when it was. Certainly in the last year, since I retired, since many of the projects around here were completed, but there wasn’t a specific date or event that stands out.
I have become one-with-my-laptop. Or one-with-the-Internet. No matter what you call it, I now spend a significant amount of time with my face in a computer screen, mostly reading and sometimes writing. Oh, and sometimes shopping. And of course “socializing”……..
Now I still hang out with Bill every evening and nearly all day on weekends, and a lot of that time we are both on our laptops. Facebook for both of us, but while I’m usually reading blogs or window-shopping for motorhomes, he is working on his music library. So he actually has something to show for his hours at the keyboard – me, not so much. The family and the house and the yard are well taken care of. The dog does get walked every day. No one goes hungry. I don’t know what I used to do with the time I now spend on the Internet and it’s interesting that I don’t know. But alas, there it is.
This is only relevant at this time because my laptop has been dying for a couple months with increased signs that its time is very near. When the realization came last night that it wouldn’t be long before I would be facing a blank, black screen I panicked! Whatever will I do??
I still have an e-reader with access to thousands of books; I have book-books on the shelf; and I love to read. Netflix always has a movie or old tv series to get caught up on. Although nearly all the projects around here are complete, there are certainly a fair amount of things to be done. The weather is improving daily and there are numerous walking and biking trails to enjoy in the area. I can still have a car every day if I want to drive somewhere. We have that very large tax debt to payoff. But…..OMG! I can’t possibly be without a computer – not for a week, or a day, or likely a couple hours!
So sad. Really. I don’t know when this happened. I do know when the new laptop was purchased though. That would be tonight.