Will be needing a new computer
Saturday, August 08, 2015
Well, the computer problem wasn't the "easy fix" I thought it was going to be. It turns out the problem is with the processor inside the computer. I can't remember exactly how the tech put it, but basically, as far as processors go, it's one of the lowest in quality, and my current computer was one that was made to last about 2 years. I guess the fact that I'm still able to use it all after 3 years means that I am lucky. So, they were not able to get the USB ports or the camera card slot working. I also asked if it could be changed back from the Windows 8.1 to Windows 8, and I was told once it's updated like that, there is no going back.
So, I'm going to have buy another computer. We (Penny was with me today) looked at some options while we were there, but I was so tired (we stopped in there after she took me grocery shopping), and not expecting to be told my current computer could not be fixed, that I was feeling overwhelmed; not the best time to make a decision about a major purchase, so we are going to wait until Monday and then I will decide which one I will go with.
I'm thankful my current computer at least works for now for being able to get online, and my printer works with it too. The last time I had to replace a computer, my old one had crashed completely and I was without a computer for several days until I could get my new one.
I'd be lost indeed without my computer. With the health issues related to the cancer, I'm not able to get out a lot, so my computer is like my "lifeline" for being able to socialize. I also pay most of my bills online, and there are certain things I order online instead of going to the store because I'm not able to drive now. I also rely on being able to get my lab and other medical test results online instead of having to go to the hospital to pick them up, or waiting to get them from my doctors.
I'm so glad Penny is here this week! She is helping to keep me sane and not to feel so overwhelmed. A lot going on this week again; CBC on Monday, and depending on those results, possibly a transfusion, and possibly another CBC on Thursday; pain clinic appointment Tuesday, and also on Tuesday, I have a meeting at the bank because I have a CD that has reached maturity and I have to decide what to do with it. And somewhere in that week, fitting in another trip to the grocery store.