Oh, how on earth did we ever get along in the world before personal computers? As is the same for quite a few of you, I am completely dependent on the ever changing, inexact science that is the PC. My computer has been acting up lately. Which really shouldn't be shocking since it was a Christmas gift in 2001. I took my tower in to have it looked at before we head off to New York. It turned out pretty much as I expected it to. The tech took it to the back to blow out all the dust and then he came back and told me immediately that my system is toast. Some of what he said after that I kinda already had guessed. But not ALL of what he said. Sheesh. The power supply is dying. The hard drive is dying and that might be connected to the fact that the CPU fan, isn't always spinning. Another fan next to it on the motherboard doesn't spin anymore. And finally, the fan on the video card is no longer spinning either. Also, there are at least four capacitors on the motherboard that are quite visibly blown. In short, it is amazing that I can EVER get this thing to boot up(that is why I usually just leave it on). Plus, I didn't bother taking in the monitor, but that is dying too. Anytime I turn is back on after being off for a bit, it makes a quiet but high pitched pulsing blank screen for at least twenty minutes before the screen finally comes back to life.
I really don't know it it will survive the move to New York. But hopefully I can get it to hop along for a bit longer, as finances aren't great for needing to replace it yet. I don't know how I would survive with out it though. I email, network,and blog all the time. I pay bills and such more on the computer than checks or mail, I hardly ever have to buy stamps. I relax online or playing freecell and listen to music. Losing it might not be tragic as losing other things in life, but I admit, I am somewhat obsessed and might flip out if I can't get a regular fix. AHHH! It hurts to even think about. So, if I disappear from cyberspace in the near future, you'll know why. Sad.