So I was just sittin’ there on the couch Homesteadin’ my heart out when my 6 month old Toshiba laptop went black!
No power surge or lightnin’!
Just Black and Dead!
So I plugged it in thinkin’ the battery needed charged… no!
I took the battery off. Nothing.
There’s no reset button or nothing… JUST DEAD!!
Roy took notice of my cussin’ and distress instantly!! He said, without hem hawin’ around, “So I guess we’re goin’ to town tomorrow!”
6 months old!!!!!
Turns out it had a defective motherboard! MOTHERBOARD!!!!
What the Hell?!?!?
I love the Geek Squad. They had it for a little over 2 weeks… one THE longest 2 weeks of my life!!!
Remember Dial-up?? That’s what my desk top PC is like… with it’s slowass granny panties on it loads pages… with errors… I have to refresh over and over and over…
I managed to blog for 5 years on the old girl but after drivin’ a Porsche of PC’s, it was hard to get back behind the wheel of that old Ford LTD!!
Have you ever driven a Ford LTD??
It was a ‘78 Black with a Orange Racing stripe wrapped around it. That car was more temperamental than me! I referred to her as the Old Black Bitch! She was hard to start when she got hot. She was long and had no A/C, so I was always misjudgin’ her nose and hittin’ things and she was hot to drive… I hated that car. But that was EarlLee’s kinda car.
She finally died… Luckily in the Driveway... EarlLee replaced her with a ‘76 Ford Grand Torino Elite. It was Christmas Tree Green with white interior. It was THE Top of the Line in Elites. It was my 3rd Elite. I was lucky enough… if you want to call it that… to have had each Engine size that Ford put in ‘76 Elites. I bought more parts for all of them than you can shake a stick at. I know the difference in the 351Windsor, and the 351Cleveland!
The Green Bomb was in the shop all the time! I lost track of how many times that car was on the rollback!
I got rid of EarlLee and Roy got rid of the Green Bomb!
So I guess what I’m gettin’ at here is I was deeply disappointed in my Toshiba Laptop. It should be able to withstand me. I’m not hard on it by any means. I am on it a lot but still… It hasn’t been abused. It didn’t take one of those brown outs that we get at least 3 times a week like the Fridge and Window A/C takes! It should last as long as my GrannyPC! Which is 6 years old!!
It didn’t cost me anything but frustration and stress that I MIGHT HAVE DONE SOMETHING TO IT.
Shit just happens to me. It really does.
That’s why I’m not allowed to swim without a buddy… I slipped on the steps of the ladder gettin’ in the pool. As I’m fallin’ towards the water, I’m thinkin’, “This is where I hit my head and drown.”
And come to think of it… we even had the ‘76 Ford Ranchero. It was Red with a Huge Purple Racing Stripe. Roy and I called it Nadine!!