My desktop computer, which Dell shipped to me on January 17, 2003, suits me just fine. As long as it will keep putt-putting along, I'm keeping it. Yesterday, it developed a little "miss" in its engine.
It was a strange little problem that had occurred once, months ago: It would start to boot up, then stall out. The first time, it simply decided to start working again, and I thought no more about it. This time, it didn't want to start working for me. So I sent it to the home of my local teenaged computer nerd, one of my grandson, Arick's, friends. I expect to have it back soon, because if Lee can't do anything with it, I'll take it someplace else. We have no air conditioning in our house, so with the heat (it's been over 90 the last two days) and the dust that flies in the windows from cars passing on our gravel road, this is not a good computer environment.
So, how am I making this entry?
I've wanted a laptop for quite a while, but really couldn't justify it. Cliff has wanted a Global Positioning device, and couldn't justify it.
I found out that, for $79 (after rebate) I could buy a Global Positioning program for a laptop computer.
As if that weren't enough to make us both happy campers, we also bought a plasma TV at Sam's Club today while we were out. Thanks to those of you who recommended Sam's Club as a good place to buy a television.
Life is good.