Far Guys computer has been on deaths door for over a year. He has been babying it along. It has been in the repair shop, he has replaced the power supply three or four times over the past six years.
I bought the laptop so we would have an extra computer if we needed one and when we go away from home it is really nice to have our own computer.
My last desktop lasted eleven years..it was kinda repaired once..and was really getting slow. Now it is upstairs loaded with games for the Grand's to play.
When Far Guys computer crashed..he took it to the repair shop. She said “ It is not worth repairing, a capacitor was bulging and who knows what else.”
Far Guy was sad. He told me “Well I guess I can bring your old computer down stairs and use that one for awhile.” Can you hear the nickel squealing yet?
He used my laptop for a few days..it was not a pretty site..he had it hooked up to his monitor. Every time he went to type he brought out his keyboard..and cussed because nothing was showing up on the screen. For a short time one day he thought about taking the laptop apart, so that he could get rid of the that screen…he restrained himself.
His new computer came in two days. It has a wireless mouse and a wireless keyboard..and I think it is probably nicer than the new desktop I got last June. He let me pick out his computer and we consulted with my baby brother who works for HP…hopefully this computer will serve his needs well. He watches music videos, plays games and keeps the moderators in Yahoo news on their toes.
The computer repair gal made a disc for him of all his photos and data. Most everything I had backed up to my simple save anyway.
For some reason..he had Works on his old computer. I only have Word on mine. So I cannot read some of his files..and I cannot read some of the files from the museum that were created in Works that I have in dropbox.
I am not sure what the solution is yet. I tried one of those free converters..no luck. I think I must need to purchase Works.
We are now a five computer household..and there are only two of us living here. I have the Historical Museums laptop that I use to write their blog with. I keep it updated and use it once a week.
The computer repair gal says “ The new computers are meant to be disposable..three years is about all you will get out of them.” I am not sure that I agree with her..but what do I know? Years ago when Far Guy said we needed a computer..I said “Really? Do you suppose it is just a passing fad?”
Well we need a pretty picture..because I had a friend once who said no post was complete without a pretty picture.
Beautiful Begonias from last summer:)