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!