Monday, January 18, 2016

When it rains it pours...

It's late, but I thought I should stop by and post something here. The plan had been to post on Friday and today, but then on Friday, right before I was going to take the time to write something, my laptop decided to die after five years. (Which I think was an awesome run.)

So today, I bought another laptop (which is basically a souped up, more contemporary version of my previous laptop) and spent the rest of it updating programs etc.

I'm pretty happy with the purchase, especially because for some odd reason, I needed zero time to adjust to my new keyboard. (I mean seriously, this has never happened to me before.)

At any rate, my computer dying has put me seriously behind on a lot of things, so I think that, since 1) no one mailed me any news and 2) I had no chance to find news for myself, I'm going to skip tomorrow's post and post on Wednesday.

Hopefully then I'll be able to sit still for long enough to actually visit people. It would be really nice.

How are you doing?

23 comments:

Alex J. Cavanaugh said...

Glad you got a new laptop right away that works for you. I think ours is over six years old. Still works, which is a miracle! (My iPad Pro has since replaced it.)
Only news I can give you is the IWSG Newsletter.

M.J. Fifield said...

Bummer about your laptop dying, but it's great that you're happy with and quickly adjusting to the new purchase. I know exactly what you mean about the keyboards.

A Beer For The Shower said...

Sorry to hear you're behind, but at least this problem didn't set you too far back. Plus, newer better laptop. I'm lucky if I can get 2-3 years out of mine. I'd say 5 years was definitely an awesome run.

Terry W. Ervin II said...

Skip away until Wednesday. And since you didn't mention it, I strongly suspect you had everything important backed up! :)

klahanie said...

Hi Misha,

Bloody computers! Thankfully, you seem to be having a smooth transition with your new laptop. Don't worry, you will catch up. Please don't feel rushed. It took me ages to adjust to my wireless keyboard.

Take it easy and hey, I'm doing just fine, thank you :)

Gary

Sarah Foster said...

That's too bad about your laptop dying, but having a brand new one is pretty good!

Sheena-kay Graham said...

At least you got a new one quickly. Yes it would be good to see you doing the rounds again.

Angeline Trevena said...

My laptop's about 4 years old and on its last legs. I hold my breath every time I turn it on! Not a clue how I'll afford a new one though, so I'm grateful; I know I'm living on borrowed time with it!

Patsy said...

Glad you were able to get your new computer up and running quickly.

L. Diane Wolfe said...

Five years is a good run for a laptop. They don't last as long as desktops. Nice to hear you adjusted to the keyboard quickly. I still have trouble with ours.

Madeleine Sara said...

New laptop sounds lovely. Does it have microsoft word on it for that all important writing? I've been without my computer for 2 weeks. Got it back recently, which was a relief, though as you say it forces you to cut down on internet time, which isn't a bad thing.

Nick Wilford said...

Five years sounds like a great run! You were only offline for a weekend too, which is nice. I've had a few laptop problems in recent years. It's amazing how much you rely on it for everything, so it's a difference when it's gone.

Launna said...

I am sorry about your computer but happy to hear you have another one... it takes a bit to get everything put back on, nice that it's so upto date... xox

I am not a laptop girl, I love my desktop... even if I can't take it wherever I go.. :)

Mark Noce said...

Glad you got a new laptop:) Mine is getting a bit old, might be time to replace it. Right now, I'm just trying to get some sleep...our youngest keeps waking us up in the night...ah, babies...

Neurotic Workaholic said...

It's understandable to fall behind when you're in the process of changing laptops, especially because we keep so much stuff on our computers and use our computers for so many different things. I'm planning on getting a new laptop soon. I've always coveted one of those fancy Macbooks, but I can only afford one of the much less expensive PCs.

Taryn Tyler said...

Congratulations on the new lap top. Five years is a good run indeed :-)

Kelly Steel said...

I shudder to think what I'd do if my laptop dies. Glad you got one right away.

shelly said...

Glad you a computer you understood quickly. What have I been doing? Writing steadily. Deactivated my FaceBook page temporarily. Working on a plan to pay off my credit card and an old school bill. Planning a trip to Israel this fall. Joined a new critique group.

Pat Hatt said...

Ugg, hate when computers bust, but it is always nice to get a new one. The expense isn't nice though.

Botanist said...

Glad your replacement laptop was a fairly painless experience. Mine is getting long in the tooth but still working well. I'm dreading the day when it decides it's time to retire!

Crystal Collier said...

That works for me. And when did you change your blog's look? I had to double check I was in the right place. (It's nice!)

Shell Flower said...

Five years is a really sweet run for a laptop. Mine is only a year old and it's driving me crazy right now after an update. Glad you are liking the new keyboard and that you didn't have to hibernate too long :)

Annalisa Crawford said...

I've just given my laptop a stroke, and told it I love it - it's always good to be nice to technology :-) Stories like this always remind me to back up.

Glad you're up and running again so quickly!