Yep folks, right after the last post the PC officially died. The long and short of it is that it may be a few days before I post again...
Yesterday I trudged off to Best Buy (yes, Judy, sadly it's not a Mac... too much software I need/have isn't Mac friendly... such is your life when you're a bean counter). They had the model Consumer Reports recommended as a best buy (Toshiba Satellite A505-S6005) and I got a spiffy new backpack for toting.
While I now have intertube access, you all know how long it takes to set up and tweak a machine to be the way you had it. Plus, now comes the fun part... reloading all the software (and I have tons) and reloading the data (safely backed up... thank you, thank you neph for getting me an on-the-fly backup unit!).
Unfortunately all my software disks (including camera software!) are buried in the basement because of the construction AND there's no light on that side of the basement. Wish me luck with the flashlight!! LOL!
This is my first time doing the set up for a new machine. My wonderful neph has been my own personal Geek Squad for 15+ years (yeah, he was really young and a geek prodigy when he built my first PC). But now he's a married guy and doesn't live as close so I went with my very first "out of the box" computer. Auntie Lisa is learning to do this stuff for herself and she's SLOW. It hasn't been hard (knock wood and thank heaven it is 2010 not 1995... we have stuff like plug'n'play now!)... oh, well, it's good to be self sufficient even if getting there is kinda like starting to exercise for the first time in 15 years!
See you again as soon as we're in working order!