I've had my laptop for years. I love it. It was love at first sight. But lately, we've been less than happy.
Two weeks ago, I threw my hands up in frustration and took my laptop to see the Geeks. It's been doing all kinds of frustrating things like stalling when I try to open Twitter, not letting me into Facebook at all, and slow, slow, slow. But...they couldn't just fix it while I waited. Ah, the angst. She suggested I go ahead and pay the yearly fix-it fee and do the fix in the comfort of my home via the on-line chat help.
I bit. Not being able to part with it, I hugged my laptop to my chest and ducked out of the store. Unfortunately, I didn't think about the amount of data it would take to sit for up to two hours connected to the on-line Geeks while they repaired my lifeline. We use a hotspot device because we move between RV and home frequently. We have a limited amount of data.
Now, two weeks later, I couldn't put off the inevitable. The slow speed and timing out were driving me crazy. Yesterday, I parted with my laptop, and turned it over to the Geeks. Hopefully, I'll have it back by Monday. I have to check email on my phone and do what I can to keep up with blogs and social media. Not the best alternative.
The upside is we're going to the farm, and I'll have no excuse for not getting a lot of work done to get the place ready to sell.
I'm sure all of you have tales of life without your computer. Did you feel as lost as I as I do?
And as you can guess, I wrote this in advance of losing my dear laptop, so I may not get back to your comments promptly.