So, my holiday withdrawal wasn't a big deal.
Sudden Landing is more like it.
Here I was, sitting fat, dumb and happy at my desk Tuesday morning when hubby called to inform me our decade-old computer was fixing to pass away.
"And what do you want me to do about it?"
(OK, I didn't actually say it -- but God help me, I thought about it!)
I was able to retrieve our critical docs and most pictures; in the long run, however, my inanimate friend sighed, "I'm tired" and drifted off to eternal rest.
Now several folks recommend Home Shopping Network, but I
needed wanted something Right Now.
Sure n' there's a well-known big-box electronics store nearby.
Except, following a deplorable (love that word!) customer service incident years ago, I've refused to patronize them.
Cut off my nose to spite my face, eh?
Their advertised savings were significant, indeed.
Finally, compromising my long-standing Grudge, I asked DH if he would go ... while I toddled off to my hairdresser.
I should have listened to my instincts.
While Tom was assured, "Yes" -- our existing monitor was compatible -- he sealed the deal and began the transplant. Except, the cable provided was not a fit. When he called to protest, they just said, "Oh, no worries. We've an adapter. That will be another $47.95."
Oh, no, no, noooooo!!!
Lickedly split, that tower went back to the Hell from which it came, and we took the drive to their competitor across town. The same set-up was nearly double the price, but their associates were well-informed and I just felt, well more confident. And the adapter cable? Only $14.99!
So, Windows 10 and I have been in mediation most of the day.
I'm not a happy camper ... but then I have to remind myself I felt the same way about my Fire tablet this time last year.
I don't know if it's a computer glitch or what, but this computer is ABSURDLY slow and prone to freeze -- and we've had to force it to shut down a couple times. Thankfully, Tom's had a long, successful subscription to HP support and he's promised to renew their acquaintance tomorrow.
Oh, and the silly keyboard has misplaced keys!
Not so much the letters, but the little arrow-thingies and their kin are in the wrong place. Sure, I could get used to it, but then I'll be all fumble-fingers at the office. Sigh.
Speaking of work!
The other day I noticed some of the keys' surfaces are getting bald. Weird, because I don't have acrylic nails ... actually, no nails. Suppose being left-handed, I'm prone to type that side with more (ahem) vigor?
Exciting, I know.
So, an unplanned big expenditure wasn't in my forecast for the new year ... but I can't resist a great deal. A cute one at that!
My grown-up sippy cup recently took an unfortunate tumble. Looking for a suitable replacement at Fry's, I spotted these ...
.... and realized I've a quartet of mason jars sitting home, gathering dust.
Unattended no more!
Aren't they festive?
Hopefully, (to borrow a phrase) our gray skies are gonna clear up and I'll remember to put on a happy face next time we chat.
Wishing everyone a great new week ..... and sending big old hugs from Phoenix!