Herself: Drawing fractionally better in class. Very slow. Ambivalent about G’s computer decisions. Have to tell Marta that we can afford her only once a month starting July….until G gets a new job. Will she understand me is the problem.
Reading: One and a half more Dresden’s to go.
Balance: Not minding cooking dinner early yesterday. Usually I do.
Oh, his arguments are all valid. This 32 bit XP Gateway is truly an antique….maybe nearing ten years old. By moving my giant hard drive over to a new one, am I not just replicating my existing problems? It’s a good idea to copy the contents of my HD to a new one, but will I be bringing my problems with me. Unless we do this, it’s not economical to replace the existing computer.
You know when a computer is tired. Mine has taken to half closing things. Or even half opening things….and there it halts. There’s one button in the “My Computer” program that freezes everything if pushed. For years I’ve just worked around this “beyond-Windows-annoyance” by going back and starting the program all over again just to find something that’s stashed one folder away from where I started. But sometimes I forget. You can hear me at the ends of the earth when I get stuck in this little problem.
There’s a lot of these little wear factors that have added up to High Speed/Slo-Mo me. My pictures are stashed in the “My Computer” section of the HD. My JPG’s have begun a quiet little war with my antique Word…and again things sometimes come to an abrupt halt when I am working. My chip overheats. My Word was designed in 1998….tho it is called Word 2003.
My argument is valid too. He’s losing his job in five days in the middle of a depression. We may have money we can spend on a new computer, even a new used computer, but is it wise to do this right now. One computer equals six weeks of food. That’s the bottom line. Not only am I a pessimist, I’m paranoid in my old age.
Then again, yesterday Himself found a one year old, still sealed in its box, 32 bit, dual core Gateway for $350.00. A new Word…..and the new program is compatible with all the old ones which is great progress, will be another $125.00.
Himself the optimist bought the computer.