Wednesday, February 26, 2014

Enforced downtime

With all great intentions, I had planned on participating in Jen’s 7-in-7.  I even had a few ideas for things I wanted to write about.  Alas, it was just not meant to be. 

Sunday after doing some futzing and clean up on this page (I added labels) I decided to install some patches on my laptop.  Sometime after that, my eight or nine year old machine gave up the ghost.  The screen went black and the hard drive started making an awful noise and just spins and spins. 

I knew I was going to need to get a new machine, I was just hoping it would be at my leisure.  I have one ordered and it should come early next week.  Do you know just how hard it is to find machines that still have Windows 7?  Very.  And I know I do not want Windows 8, not my thing!

As annoying as it is to have to scramble to get a new machine, there’s been a big plus in all this.  I don’t have a device that is eating up all my “spare” time.  I knew I spent too much time on the computer playing games and catching up on my favorite TV shows that I can watch online.  I now see just how much that was.

Just in the couple of days that I’ve been laptopless, I’ve gotten a lot of long neglected chores done.  A year and a half worth of paperwork has been gone through and is ready to be filed.  Cleaning has been done.  I’ve been reading another great book

So, I sneak writing and posting this at work and I’ll see you sometime next week!



  1. Sorry to hear about your computer woe! But now you're tempting me to go computerless for Lent. Ok, I really don't think I can do that. But dang, you got lots done! I wonder what I could get done away from the screen...

  2. Enjoy your time without your computer! I hope you are happy with the new one when it arrives.

  3. Some enforced break time from the computer sounds like heaven to me! I hope that you're able to get all your work done :)

  4. Sorry the computer died suddenly, but way to go on getting things done!