We bought a new desktop computer and “Wow!”
Our old one was close to 7 years old but it really didn’t seem like it was THAT long ago. It was the first desktop that I’d ever purchased and I made some upgrades which I thought made it fancy. Lately the poor thing has been pushed into the corner of the baby’s room and only infrequently used. After all, we can’t just work on the computer in the baby’s room while he plays next to us. That room is a disaster and probably the least baby-proofed room in the entire house. The only time he sees it is when his cute little butt gets changed.
Instead, I have been working on the laptop from the dining room table but the baby likes to try and kill it by pouring water on it and beating it with a stick. He has even succeeded in pulling off some of the keys that I can’t figure out how to get back on.
When we seriously started discussing replacing it I researched the hell out of the subject and ended up with the simple conclusion that the higher the memory, processor, and hard drive the better the computer but the higher the price. I’d figured out the realistic price we would have to pay for the one we needed but I wanted to find a deal/bargain and so I held out. Then we left the baby with my mom and went to Costco because he HATES Costco. This gave us time to leisurely walk around spend a crap ton of money we don’t have and impulsively buy a new computer. Lesson learned; always bring the baby to Costco. He screams while we run around collecting items on the list as quickly as possible with no extraneous glances at “luxury” items –eg, a pillow-sized bag of Skinny Pop Popcorn.
So, we now have this beautiful new desktop that even has a keyboard with no keys missing and when you press a button things actually happen . . . right away and not 2-3 minutes later. How much of my life do I waste waiting on computers?
Ahh, it’s been so nice having this new one. It took be several days to reload all the software and transfer files over in a more organized manner but now it’s just the way I wanted it to be “somewhat organized.”
This past year I’ve been working on a digital life project, more about this in another post, but it has lead me down a path of accumulating a LOT of adorable files and I had no way of being able to find them. I took a short online class about the ACDSee 17 program and I was sold. Being able to find the files I need and do so quickly has made journaling less frustrating and more productive. I just finished December’s pages and maybe with this computer I can finally catch up.