It wasn’t just losing a commenter and friend (they live close to our former home and used to visit) but for some reason these last two days have been murphy type of days.
Yesterday I had a migraine lasting about 24 hours. And today my remaining computer of 4 I started the year with decided to go paws up. It started having issues two days go, but today it won’t boot for love or money.
Why did I have four computers at the beginning of the year?
Mostly because over the years of not being able to afford a better computer, we kept adding cheap laptops to take some of the load. So I had a computer for writing, one for travel, one for publishing, and another one for art (that one was a desk top but almost fifteen years old.)
One by one they rolled over and died early year, until all I had — ALL I HAD — was the travel laptop, which was the youngest of the bunch and had become my social media, blog and evenings computer (because I leave the office and sit in the living room and chat with friends, while we watch something or just hang out.)
We’d talked about getting me a travel one that could handle rudimentary image manipulation (mostly for blog posts) but there was no real urgency. And despite a strange tendency to take a long time starting, it worked fine.
Well…. three days ago it started having issues, and today it just wouldn’t start. We took it apart on the kitchen table to see if it was cat hair. It wasn’t.
So I took the last few hours to rehabilitate and set up the old writing laptop (long story, but it sort of works for just social media, provided I don’t try to also write or heaven forfend anything more exciting than that.)
Maybe there will be enough money for a new travel computer but probably not right away.
Meanwhile, I need to do work I SHOULD have done yesterday, when I couldn’t think through the migraine.
So, sorry, playing hooky today.