Over the past year or so things have just broken in my life, if I remember correctly it started with the microwave that was replaced last Christmas. Since then the coffee machine, the kettle, the phone and the other day my computer, all have broken. It’s fine when things break and you can afford to replace them. It’s less fun when it’s a tad bit harder to cover the cost, thank god for Christmas, birthdays and a mother capable and kind enough to hand out loans. So, I’m now the proud owner of almost one of the cheapest laptops they had at the store.
I didn’t go for the cheapest one, I Googled the brand and didn’t get too much feedback, Lenovo it was called. The second cheapest (there was three to choose from) felt like it will be capable to tide me over the two years I have left of my studies and until I should be back to a real job that will afford me a proper computer.
The weekend without the computer has been though, I still allow myself to be a bit annoyed with the new Windows though. As I sit and just do my thing, I all of a sudden to some kind of swiping movement over the mouse-pad and a completely new screen appears or some apps, or if I accidentally had a program open. I’m sure I’ll get used to the whole thing, it’s only been a few hours since I got to sit down and play with this cute little thing.
Now, the last thing I need to do is to get all the stuff of my old computer. It doesn’t matter that I known for months that it was dying, it’s not like I’ve gotten around to back the thing up anyhow. Well, since all my computers die without me backing them up I have this little thing, a box, that you put the hard drive in and then hook it up to your new computer like an enormous USB. It’s just that the last computer has been around for a while and I’m real crap at keeping track of things, so it might take me a while to find it.
To be honest, the last time I saw it was when I lent it to Mr Grumpy, not sure I ever got it back. Do you still have my little life-saver-when-your-computer-dies box? Do you still read my blog Mr Grumpy? Do you not love me anymore?!?!
Back to being normal, I want to remember that the little box didn’t cost too much money so maybe I can get a new one if I can’t find it or none of my friends have one I can borrow. Now I’m just gonna be totally pleased with having a PC that is working 🙂