The old computer has nearly had it. I have tried my best to get all the 'glitches' out of it, but I suspect, between operator error and just plain it-was-bought-used, it was sort of on borrowed time. I was borrowing Husband's computer to check my email, and otherwise, not doing much. It would overheat, I think it may have some hardware problems, definitely had some software problems, and absolutely had operator problems. (Just ask Husband...)
So, Husband had been doing some of his horse trading, and came up with some funds. He told me to get a computer THAT WORKED... I will have to save up for a couple things I would like (MS Office, that sort of thing), but it works! I also know that I better run the wheels off this thing, so to speak, this wasn't a planned expense, and while he didn't begrudge me getting it, I think he would have liked to do something else with the money. But, I have the computer, and it works.
Now I just have to figure out how to use it. It has Windows 7, and I don't quite know where anything is, or how to access it if I want something, and setting up the email has been interesting. I know that I probably could do brain surgery as easily as I did putting in the email. (Let's just say, I finally handed Husband the computer, and sat quietly. He figured out I made no major mistakes, but I did, as usual, make enough to make the thing not work. Of course...)
And. Hmm. I suppose I won't divulge names.
I have 2 members of my family going through some medical 'stuff'. If I could have good thoughts for them, I would most truly appreciate it. And for my parents and myself, who are in "hurry up and wait" mode.
So, if any of you get messages from me, it will be a sign that I am starting to make friends with my computer.
I am planning to name the thing, so I will have to figure out some fun thing for that on the blog.
(The name Hal need not apply...)