In the middle of last month our old computer pooped out. We’re pretty sure the RAM flizzled out but with all the work we’ve done on that thing already (and it’s less than two years old) we decided to cut our losses. It was a very tough decision for me, because as you may have already guessed, that was NOT what I wanted to do with our tax refund. Paul was very sweet, and went through the process slowly, allowing me time to adjust to the idea that our old computer just wasn’t doing the trick. He sealed the deal by getting all thrifty and researched a super-amazing deal in which we got $325 off a Dell Inspiron with free shipping.
Dell, for their part, gave us a 4-year warranty (which satisfies my demand that we will not buy another computer until after we are out of debt,) a very fancy set-up, and shipped earlier than promised. Their customer service has been fantastic. I can finally stop worrying about how soon it will be before we have to shell out more money on the computer.
(Not having the computer has been a pretty good thing for me. I had a lot to do to prepare for Aiden, and once we started with him I haven’t stopped moving.)
The new computer arrived yesterday, but I did nothing. I couldn’t very well set it up when I was trying to get three boys to nap (and babysit the neighbour’s little one.) I couldn’t very well set it up during the first installment of the Phreeley Friday Pajama Party during which time we had three 3-year olds, an almost 2-year old (with a broken leg) and a newly 1-year old (Boy Blue) in our care.
This morning I had one hour from the time Little Red woke me up to the time we had to get moving on today’s activities. I had hopped to catch up on my blogging, on facebook, on emails; I squandered the hour browsing photostreams and blogs trying to figure out how to splice three adjacent photos to make one. However, now that I have a computer again, hopefully I can catch up on my all-important blogging! (But only when I have three little boys napping.)