Monday, August 29, 2005

Lost Weekend

I've been taking a little break from blogging while I was getting my new computer. First, there was the endless time configuring (and reconfiguring) it on the Dell website till I was sure that I had the right stuff for the best price possible. After I placed the order, I obsessively tracked it on the UPS site as it made its way to Massachusetts. In the meantime, I had to burn many, many CDs to get my stuff off the old computer -- seven CDs for just the music, not to mention the fonts, clip art, and other junk. While all this was going on, I listened to the death rattle of the six-year-old Gateway and hoped that it would hang on for just a few more days.

The new computer arrived on Friday, and I spent what seems like the entire weekend setting it up. I think it took as much time to disassemble the old computer as it did to set up the new one. I now have empty boxes and old components everywhere. I have to figure out how to give some things away (old inkjet printer), sell some things (old speakers & subwoofer, external CD drive/burner) and recycle the rest. I have no idea how I'm going to get the gigantic old monitor downstairs and out of the house. How did I ever get it in here in the first place?

Now I know why I kept my computer for 6 years, my car for 13, and have appliances that are over 20 years old. This is a ton of work! But soon I should be able to turn my attention to having some adventures and blogging about them.

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