|Out goes the old Gateway computer (is that company even in business now?)|
No longer could I postpone the inevitable. My old iMac was five years old (purchased in January 2010 - where does the time go)? I have found from experience that computers only last about three years (no wonder they make so much money). As much as I love my iMac it was beginning to run slow as molasses on a January day. So frustrating, having my brain to my fingertips blog postings constantly interrupted by the spinning rainbow wheel. I just couldn't take it any more folks.
In my home office I have two computers. My very old Gateway computer (purchased 2001 - and just where did THAT time go?) and my "new" iMac that I purchased after my latest Dell computer crash (I have a history of Dell computers crashing). I kept the old Gateway because it had a some things (old photos, address book and genealogy records) that I couldn't transfer to my iMac. Well, to make a long story short (and not bore you all with the details - after all this isn't another one of my fun blog postings about my fabulous ten days in California last month), I bit the bullet (spent a lot of money) and purchased a new iMac with all the bells and whistles. Specifically a new iMac with the maximum RAM 32 gigabytes) and memory (3 terabytes) that was available. Delivery is set for this Wednesday.
I've been putting off cleaning out that corner of my home office but I could no longer do so. So, with gritted teeth, I dived in. Two hours later I had it cleaned out, reasonably so. Dusty? Oh yes. Lots of wires? Absolutely. I took some wires out that weren't hooked up to anything (what was that all about?) and consolidated other wires.
I really should clean out the rest of my home office but these days I would just rather sit at my computer, update my blog and check other blogs. But since my computer is that "molasses" computer, I had to do something.
I am so ready for this new computer. I just about rationalized all the reasons for the amount of money I'm spending on it. The way I look at it, what I don't spend on the computer the rehab center or doctor's bills will eventually eat away at my savings. Again, at "this time of my life" what am I saving for? Keep a nest egg Ron but if you really need something . . . . . get it. My friend Ed, who died on January 27th, was a very rich man (millions). Tight as a fat man in spandex he was but you know what? He didn't take a penny with him. There will be some money left behind when I go (mostly in the value of my home) but I'm not going to be tightfisted and do without the basic necessities of my life that give me pleasure and contentment. The new computer, the new EXPENSIVE (no one said Apple was cheap) computer arrives Wednesday. I hope I can buy another five years. I figure that's about all the productive years I will have left anyway. I'll be closing in on eighty years old then, and whoever heard of an eighty year old blogger who was relevant and that people were interested in reading anyway?