Friday, April 16, 2010

Lousy Week and Computer Problems AGAIN!


I usually don’t post personal stuff here, but we’ve had a pretty lousy week, which includes a back-in-the-shop-computer. I wanted to let people know that I’m still here, even if I’m slow in responding or posting.

Here are the highlights of this past week: bad news about our house (about $15,000+) , ineffective prescription drug (major heartburn), a dead computer (once again) and a not-so-quick trip to the emergency room (not related to the above mentioned drug). To top if off, my twin sister “forgot” to call me on my birthday. I called her, but she hasn’t returned my call. Nice, eh? *sigh*

Anyway, the one bright spot all week is our huge impulse buy. Well, sort of impulse. My husband had been talking for months about buying a portable (laptop) computer. When my computer died this week, I mentioned that I should have bought a Mac instead of my stupid HP. One thing lead to another and 4 hours later I was back a home with a new MacBook. Once my PC is fixed, I’ll probably return to using it at least for the time being. It’s only 1.5 years old...far too young to be put out to pasture even though I’m pretty fed up with it. My husband will probably take over this laptop. :( If I can figure out how to get my camera hooked up to this thing, I'll post some pictures of the Mac. Those Apple folks really know a thing about design. Even the box is pretty.

In the meantime, there’s a learning curve associated with this MacBook so expect me to be slow at responding. Also, I’m having some trouble with my email. If you sent an email that requires a response and I haven’t replied, please email me again.

I also don’t have access to any of my data which included some rough outlines of reviews that I should have posted. Not sure if I’m going to start from scratch or wait for my PC to return, but I should have a couple posted by April 23, 2010.

Of course, I’m still behind in reading and posting reviews, but I’m catching up. If you have questions or concerns regarding this, please email me.

Things have got to get better, right?


  1. Chin up Daisy! Here's spreading some sunshine your least it's FRIDAY.....

  2. Hey Marie poor you. It always seems like its always something eh? I know what you mean. Sending positive vibes your way.

    You mention heartburn, I use to be like that on all kinds of heartburn mediciation until the dr finally sent me to a specialist and it turned out that I had gallstones. Not sure if you were checked for that. Just a heads up.

  3. Thanks you guys. I feel better already.

    Thanks for the tip Cindy. My medication works great as long as I'm consistent. I had a mix up at the pharmacy and missed one day. No gallstones. They checked ;)

  4. Marie,

    Sorry to hear about your crappy week. We have those every so often and when we get to Friday we breathe a sigh of relief because it's over!!!

    It's pretty sweet about your new MacBook, though. I would be wrestling it from my hubby, PC or no PC, LOL! Have a great weekend!

  5. Sorry to hear about all the down sides to your week - hope they all work out easier and faster (and cheaper) than you could imagine.

    Congrats on the impulse purchase - sounds like fun!

  6. I love my Imac and we've had 4 Macs in our house. Once you learn how to use it, you'll never go back to your PC. Macs rarely get computer viruses. Enjoy your impulse buy.

  7. Thanks guys. I'm getting used to the MacBook. It's actually not that different, so far. But I haven't done too much yet. It's just nice to have something that works consistently.

    Once I get my data back, I'll be much happier.


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