Wednesday, January 03, 2007

Well....Hell....

Only 3 days into 2007, and already have had things go wrong! The hard drive on my computer completely crapped out, resulting in the loss of all the Christmas pictures I had taken, except for the few that I'd happened to post on here. Glad I did at least that much! And fortunately, since my Dad had given me a cd burner the last time my computer had problems (that time it was the motherboard, which was recently) I had burned all the other pics to disk...couldn't have been more than a month or so ago! 2 GB worth of pictures!! I also lost some programs that I had, but that's more a pain-in-the-ass kinda thing, getting them reinstalled...not that big a deal. Good thing too, that I changed my template when I did or I wouldn't have the saved copies of my old templates to get my links from! Damn...that reminds me...I lost my Tigger template to my Myspace. Dangit!! Sigh...

BUT...instead of sending my computer to my Dad to fix again, I decided "Fuck it! I want a new (or at least new-to-me) bigger, better, faster computer!" We checked a couple of pawn shops to see what kinda deals could be had, but eh... Wal-Mart? All I needed was the tower part, really...everything else works fine. They had I think just one desktop set and it was around $450. Went to see if they had just the tower part for sale, and yeah they did...over $600 freakin' bucks for JUST the tower!! WTF? And it wasn't any big name brand or anything, and seemed to be very very basic tower. So anyway, we decided to check at this rent-to-own place, just to see what they had to offer. (I can make payments there in cash since I don't have a credit card). I am now the proud owner (well, kinda...but I have it anyway) of a shiny new Compaq Presario desktop with a 3200+ AMD Sempron Processor, 512 mb memory, 80 GB hard drive, CD-RW/DVD-ROM combo drive! WHEEEEEE! Supposed to take 12 months to pay it off if we just pay the payment...but I'm gonna try to get it paid off by paying MORE each month, thinking it'll be about 5 months. Sooner I pay it off the less it's gonna cost me overall.

I haven't tried yet, but I take it that a DVD-ROM means I can actually watch a movie on my computer if I want to, right?? This is new for me! I've only had two computers since joining the internet world when I was 28 (just turned 35) and both of them were built for me by my Dad, and were not particularly fast. The one I just replaced had only 150mb memory and only a 20 GB hard drive with a slow processor. Yeah...big difference now performance-wise, and I actually feel like I have high speed internet now! LOL...I have for awhile, but it didn't seem all that high speed on the other computer. It's much better now and I'm loving it!

Still kinda bummed I lost the Christmas pics, though.

The other bad start to the New Year is I am sick...AGAIN...with a nasty cold! What was it? About a week or two before Christmas when I had that other one?? Can't believe I've already caught another freakin' cold already! It sucks and I feel like shit, and Mommies don't get sick days!! Oh, and Meghan, it seems, is finally starting to get more teeth in we think. She's has been THE crankiest baby the last few days. Bleh.

I'm going back to bed to try and get some sleep. Hope y'all have had a better start to 2007 than I have!

6 comments:

BTExpress said...

Congrats on the new computer. Yes, you can watch DVDs on it too.

SignGurl said...

I'm so happy for you about the new 'puter! You deserve it.

Ryan said...

congrats on the puter!!!!!!!

Mel Chickk said...

A new computer!! I am so excited for you. I cant wait until I can get a new one. That's a bummer about the Christmas pictures but at least you saved all the others. I remember my first computer. It had 2.9 GB hard drive and my friend who went with me to buy it said I would NEVER be able to fill that much space. Funny huh? Now with the 80 GB and higher hard drives.

Hope you feel better soon. Hubby came down with the same thing a few days ago. He even stayed home from work today so I know he is bad.

Monica said...

Sorry you're feeling so rough. I hope the second week of the new year starts off better. :)

Take care.

Tommy said...

congrats on the computer and that sucks about the Christmas pics. Sorry to hear that sugar. Hope the rest of the year is a great one for you. Happy New Year.
TG