Friday, July 31, 2009

A New Baby (of the electronic sort)

I know that I have mentioned my computer troubles in the past. It's not terribly surprising considering the age of my dear old laptop. Seven years old!! Still, in the past seven years the old gal has given me a lot of support.

Being who I am and being from Scottish/Lutheran stock - I couldn't bring myself to buy a new computer while the old one still did most of the things I needed. So, I suffered. And suffered beautifully if I do say so myself. We're good at that where I come from. And Della (my old Dell)stayed. She did what she could but never surprised me by reverting back to her old reliable ways.

I could have kept on using Della but several things lead to her demise. Oh sure, she was limping along - but in the end she wouldn't allow me to access Facebook. And that was the death knell.

Not that Facebook is so terribly important to me - but the fact that the whole system crashed every time I opened it? Combined with the fact that I couldn't use gmail, couldn't access a few job-search sites, and never knew if the old girl would start up again? Recipe for a new sheriff in town, if you ask me.

Yesterday, after yet another crash, I finally got back online, went to Consumer Reports and picked out my new baby. Fortunately for me, the local Best Buy had her in stock! Last night I hooked up Sheba the Toshiba and flew all over the internet. I'm very happy with the new addition to the family.

A friend recently commented that it would be a good thing for my wallet when Muffin returned home. I agree. No more shopping for me... At least, not until next month!

10 comments:

Krimmyk said...

No house training, vows, or diapering, gotta love those additions! I pick up my BB Curve in an hour so I understand your excitement!!!

Stacie's Madness said...

YAY, LUCKY GIRL.

my home computer is HORRIBLE too...I hope that when it goes in the divorce that I will be able to get a brand new shiny one!

bsouth said...

Good for you.

I hope she gives you many hours of pleasure. Oh wait, that doesn't sound right does it.

Bev said...

Good girl!! We just can't have problems accessing our websites, now can we? Della had a good run, but I like Sheeba better already!

Congrats!

onebadmamajama said...

I'm jealous...I want a new 'puter, too! But this one is working just fine (damn! lol) so I can't really talk myself into a new one..yet:)

Samsmama said...

I can't tell you how much I adore that you've named them. What's your car's name?

Stacie is losing the computer in the divorce? Damn, I hate her STBE!

I'm off to send OBMJ a virus. That ought to do the trick!

onebadmamajama said...

Samsmama is soo sweet and always thinking about her friends lol!

Samantha Gianulis said...

I had to haul my old Della off too. I love my new baby. It sure makes my life easier and I am asking myself - why did I make myself suffer for so long? It's that usefulness-ethic. Have fun with Sheeba!

Pearl said...

i love that you name your computers too!

i keep meaning to tell you that i recently started watching lost... yeah, im a little behind, so sue me... now i finally understand what all the saywer pics were about. pant... pant... pant...

travellinbaen said...

Your sense of guilt and fear of, as a friend's Dad once said of his purchase of new windshield wipers, "livin high on the hog", is all too familiar and as you have no doubt by now figured out misplaced. (can you tell I'm trying to talk myself in to a new laptop?)

Rock on Shiba!