Sunday, 23 March 2014

Cannot Compute

Computer problems have been driving me crazy lately. We can't afford to get it fixed so hubby's been tinkering. They love to tinker don't they? Most of my childhood memories of my Dad are of him with his head stuck under the bonnet, or talking to his legs as they protruded from underneath the car. I'm sure most of the time there was nothing wrong with it, he just enjoyed tinkering. I think his attempts were more successful that my husbands though. The more he insists he's 'fixed it', the more problems I seem to have.

I rely on the internet to connect me to the outside world. I don't socialise, we don't have the money to go out really, and I don't really like leaving him on his own too often. We like spending time together (good job really) but it does mean that since moving to Cornwall a few years ago we have made no friends. We'll chat to neighbours, and there are one or two people we know locally but we see them rarely (and when I say locally I mean 30 or 40 miles away) so I can feel very isolated at times.

I use facebook to keep in touch with family as it cuts the cost of phone calls, and for the same reason use emails to deal with most problems that arise. As a result any problem with the laptop is a major headache. I suspect the poor, overworked, old thing is on its last legs and I really don't know what I'll do once it finally gives up the ghost. Still, it seems to be cooperative this afternoon and working reasonably well so I thought I'd drop by and say hello to let you all know I'm ok, just battling with a burnt out, stream driven old computer that likes to put its feet up and have a rest every so often.
Usually when I have the most work to do.


  1. Hello, I have read through your blog and am overwhelmed how you cope with so many problems with such dignity. Your computer sounds a bit like me!
    We have also had computer problems and have managed to find a eplacement - not new or hyper-modern, on Freecycle - would that be an option for you??
    I know it's a long shot...but you never know, you may be lucky. Hoping all goes well, Sue.

  2. Glad you are ok!!!
    Sorry about the computer troubles though.

  3. So sorry to hear about the computer problems. Look after yourself

  4. Hi Hope, I've also just found your blog and I'm in awe of how you cope with everthing life is throwing at you at the moment, I don't think I could manage as well. I tried to follow your blog but for some reason blogger will only let me follow you anonymously.........I wanted to follow so I'm afraid I'm your anonymous follower until blogger lets me fix it
    Hope you can manage to sort out your laptop problems soon,

  5. Hello
    I'm a new follower....computers....I tried using the ones at our library but it is so hard to fit in the hour in between bus schedules etc. I have my own now but who knows how long this sad little beast will keep clicking over. Just wanted to say you and your family are an inspiration to us readers. Hang in there....and know we your readers are holding you in a special place....sending strength.

  6. Hi,
    My husband works on computers - maybe you could tell me what it's doing and I can ask him. Many blessings!