Monday, July 27, 2009

Computer Death

Well, it finally happened. My six year old hand-me-down Mac laptop died! Just went black and that was it! Scary! I took it to be diagnosed in case it was only the power cord but no. Probably the logic board they said. Not worth replacing in a six year old computer. I was feeling lost without it.

My sweet, concerned husband insisted I buy a new laptop while we were at the store. I was keeping a stiff upper lip and said we couldn't possibly afford it and I would feel guilty spending so much money. He insisted. What a guy! Maybe I shouldn't mention that if I didn't replace the laptop I would be sharing the desktop computer with hubby and his ballgames.

So I have a new 15 inch MacBook Pro laptop. We were leaving for Maine the next day and I didn't even have time to turn it on!!! We arrived in Connecticut and No. 1 son-in-law helped me set up some programs and system preferences. Now I'm home and ready to get cracking! I have to figure out file sharing to move over photos and music. My sons and son-in-law will be getting some "help me" phone calls.

Always something to worry about.
The actor son has the swine flu and we came home to a sick cat - Paws. Here is Paws in a
non-sick napping moment on the back of my recliner. I put him on the recliner tonight and sat with him for a while. If he is not better tomorrow we go to the vet.

Hopefully I will have some Maine photos posted soon. Shopping on Commercial Street in Portland was fun and eating seafood was fantastic. We also went to see Portland Head Lighthouse.


Troy said...

What is the appropriate commiseration to offer when a fellow blogger's computer has passed on to those silicon gates in the sky?

Does one offer words of bereavement, or does one find joy that Mac is in a better place?

Does one send virtual flowers, or, in lieu of flowers does one make a donation to the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation?

Not knowing the protocol for such a situation, allow me to simply express my empathy at your loss, and my happiness to hear of the new Mac that has joined your family.

May his days be long and fruitful.

And may your cat quickly be restored to his previous level of nappiness.....


Alea said...

Well, I was getting ready to send out a search party. I'm glad you are back online!

The Thrifty Countrywoman said...

Been wondering where you were! Wow! Sounds like you've had a hectic couple of weeks.

Amanda@Imperfectly Beautiful said...

Congrats on your exciting!

Isn't Portland amazing? I've only been once, but I thought it was one of the most beautiful spots I've ever been to.


Struggler said...

So sorry that computer, you, Kevin and Paws are/were sick, and am trusting that only in the first case did an actual loss occur!

The whole health care issue is a nightmare; having grown up in the UK I'm fully aware of the imperfections of a public system, but it has instilled a basic belief in me that everyone should have access to something.

cash for clunkers said...

I hate it when computers die. My laptop croaked and I still haven't gotten everything off that hard drive yet.