July 27, 2010
So my 3 year old laptop that I use for my LIFE up and died this weekend.
Yes, that sounds a little dramatic, I know. But seriously- with just 8 weeks or so before I need to be Done With Work before Baby Girl arrives, this is not good timing. I have DEADLINES, COMPUTER. I mean, I kind of knew I would need to buy a new laptop in a year or so- these things have lifespans, after all- but I was hoping that I could make it at least until my maternity leave and then I could save up and get one when I came back to work. But no. Boo.
Dan tried his best to revive it, but the graphics card- for the 2nd time- is fried. And replacing it would mean replacing the entire motherboard- AGAIN- and that’s just not worth doing at this point. We have 2 backup computers in the house, but they are old. Like, REALLY, REALLY old. The desktop we have is over 9 years old and amazingly, it’s still working. Sorta. And the old laptop we have works okay, but it has absolutely zero software on it and tends to overheat and crash. (Plus, it was Super Cranky about connecting to our internet yesterday- but Dan fixed that so I can at least get to email and write this blog post. WHAT A RELIEF, I KNOW. ha)
So anyway. Long story short, I’m off to buy a new laptop. Preferably today, if possible. I don’t have time to wait for one to ship from anywhere, so ordering a custom one is a last resort. There is one I found (hopefully in stock!) that will fit my needs so I’m going to check it out today. Then spend 8,298,287 hours transferring thousands of files and installing a bajillion programs. And then- THEN!- I can get back to work.
I’m just thankful that we have the means to replace it so easily, because seriously? As a one-woman-show running a business? What the heck would I DO??
In other news: my belly is huge and my kid is adorable. The end :)