As you know, my wife’s computer decided to give up the ghost a couple of days ago. I’m not sure yet – because I haven’t really felt like investing the time and energy into the troubleshooting, frankly – whether it’s a system board failure (likely), a hard drive failure (possible also), or both (not as likely, but hey – stranger things have happened … to me). Until I know, I can’t say what it will cost to get the machine back up and running again. We do know replacement of the PC at this time is impossible. Even cheap computers are more than we can handle right now, and I’m not willing to buy someone else’s cast offs.
That being said, we are currently sharing this computer. And so far, it’s been fine. She uses her PC a lot more extensively than I do. She spends most of her day on it (so in one way, this has been a good exercise for her too, forcing her to do other things), and has a couple of favorite games she plays. She’s not able to do that on this machine without having to start from scratch and that sucks, so she’s sitting tight.
What this means, ultimately, is we have to spend the time we have on the computer concentrating on doing things we need to do as opposed to things we want to do. In one way, it’s a good thing; it means I spend more focused time and eliminate some of the time thieves I’ve allowed to get into my schedule and muck it up. On the downside, it means I may not be as prompt in responding to your comments, and I may not be as faithful at commenting on your blogs.
I hope that’s not offensive to anyone. I truly do. I don’t mean to be a taker without giving; I hate not reciprocating with you when you’ve been so kind about coming around my house and leaving me your thoughts.
I’m sure this means I won’t hear from some of you as much if at all anymore. I’m sorry again, but right now things are stretched, and if my employment situation doesn’t change, I’ll be going offline for a long while anyway.
The point here is to let you all know how much I appreciate you coming around and being faithful about commenting here and letting me share your lives. And to let you know I’m sorry if it seems like I’m not doing that in return. I don’t have the time I used to, and won’t for a while. Be patient, because I’ll either disappear soon or I’ll be back around your houses eating up your food and dirtying your dishes again. Hang in there with me, and thanks.