Life is never simple, is it? That's especially true in this electronic age. I just had my 5th computer crash with my old Gateway PC. It died for good this time. It has been back to the factory twice, had a new hard drive installed once and was restored with just doing a full restore once. Each time I lost some, or all, of my records. I am obviously either a very slow learner or a glutton for punishment. Take your pick. Each time I vowed to buy external storage and then put it off. When I buy another computer I will add external storage to my purchase. I may be slow, but I do learn eventually.
I do not have time to spend on the computer now. If I have to reprogram a new machine with all of the things I consider essential to my computer viewing it will take days.
This came at a very bad time for me as I recently purchased a VHS/DVD recorder and I have stacks of old tapes to put on disks. I found the learning curve to record on this frustrating machine to be very difficult. I have spent one whole week ruining disk after disk thinking I was recording, only to find that I recorded a blank screen. Much of my wasted time has been with Tech support and with tearing my old white hair out.
I have yet to record a disk on my own, but my guru came over last evening and managed to make the stupid machine work. I plan on repeating the steps he used and get started with this project. I had hoped to make disks of old movies for my children and grandchildren for Christmas presents. It takes hours to record each disk so I may not accomplish the task at hand, but if I do I will not have any time to spend on the computer. Incidentally, I will not be shopping for a new one soon.
Meanwhile I am able to use my laptop and I will try to keep up with what is happening in the wide world as well as with your world. Please forgive me if I do not comment often or write a post in a timely fashion.