Friday, February 12, 2010

Ode to a Computer

With saddened heart and weary soul,
not sure if you've been friend or foe
the last decade of your life has been one of work and of strife
and now it may be that your time has come,
"Farewell, and "thank you" for a job well done."

(sorry, that's the best I can do on one cup of coffee this morning!)

It wasn't my intention to leave the last post up for almost two weeks, but my computer had other ideas. It would die a quick death each time I tried to open it, and if I did get to stay on for any length of time, it didn't want to get on the internet. So, I had to take it in to see what the problem was. The Mac team gave me their diagnosis, and it isn't good, :(

The logic board is about to go isn't connecting with the power source (unless I precariously prop it up with a novel!). I can get it powered up for a bit and then it loses power quickly. So, it looks as if a new computer may be in my future. This makes me a little sad, 'cause I do think my computer has served me well...but, I realize that they don't last forever. Now I have to start saving money for a new Mac laptop, and these are not cheap!

In the meantime, Willa Cather's "O Pioneers!" is keeping my power cord connected and while I have some power I'm going to try and visit some friend's blogs!


Lynn @ Painting Thyme Needfuls said...

Not good....what did we do before the age of technology????

...Miss...Maddie's... said...

Just think of all the individuals that little charmer has brought into your life... to share common goals, the beauty of your art, the growth of your sons and most of all the friends that you have made.
It has indeed served you well.
Enjoy your weekend and Happy Valentine's Day.
Susan x

Cassie Shella said...

Oh how I know about computers that are on their last key boards! Mine is still running okay but VERY slow. Not a lot of memory left- had to buy an external drive to hold pictures. I'm glad to see that the "Pioneers" are holding it together! Have a great Valentine's Day!

Manuela@TPOH said...

Sorry about your computer! I've never had one last more than 4 years!


Carole said...

Dear Suzanne, It was so nice to find that you left a comment on my blog today. I was sorry to see that you need a new computer, I know how expensive they are, but I was happy to see that you too use an mac laptop. Aren't they the best! Mine is getting up there in years too, and I want to buy a new one, but I am going to wait it out as long as I can. It sure isn't as fast as my hubby's, but it does a great job for me and I would have any other kind! Glad you enjoyed the post and yes, those silhouettes are the best I have EVER seen! They are even more wonderful in person!