Friday, 6 February 2015

Happy to say goodbye to a very long week

To be part of this blog hop, all you have to do is put your name on the linky list on Lexa's Blog, and then post every Friday about something you're grateful  for that week. 

The washing machine has bitten the dust. A new one is being delivered tomorrow 'some time between 7am and 1pm'. So much for the Saturday morning lie-in, then. Putting on my Polyanna hat, I'm celebrating that I have a credit card for just such emergencies.

My second celebration is probably going to tempt fate, but I'm cheering (albeit with my fingers crossed) because my computer has made it to the end of the week. It had started closing down for no reason, so on the advice of several people I had its innards blasted with an air line. I also updated everything that could be updated, and scanned and rebooted until my fingers bled. Today it seems to be, if not fine, at least still breathing.

The trouble is, I know I'm going to need an entire new system soon - and where do I go for it? Given the appalling problems my husband has had with PC World I certainly shan't be going there. Any suggestions?
Ooh, a last-minute celebration has just crept in: there's a blackbird having a bath in a plantpot saucer on my lawn. Aw.


  1. It's the revenge of the machines...Terminator of the appliance world has struck. Hope the resolution is not too painful.

    We have had no trouble with ordering computers directly from Dell. If you want something portable, I'm pretty impressed with a recent demo of a Microsoft Surface Pro...that will probably be my next laptop/tablet.

    Good luck!

  2. Don't know much about PCs. A Mac person here. Somehow, Macs just don't fail. (At least not on me, yet.)

  3. Hi Julia. Glad the washer deal will finally be resolved. I'm with Cherdo on the Microsoft Surface Pro laptop.

    Glad you added the bathing blackbird! Such a sweet image. (smile)

  4. Maybe we should all have our innards blasted with an air line from time to time - it might make us work better! Afraid I have no advice re the computer - wherever you buy from, I think you take pot luck.

  5. Hope you get your computer problems sorted! I'm going to need a new one sometime in the near future, I think. Have a great weekend!

  6. Maybe the death of the washing machine has used up your quota of bad luck and the pc will be fine. I laughed at the part about the bathing blackbird! Good luck with your computer and have a great weekend!

  7. My son and d-in-law's washing machine died too this week. Good luck with that new computer system - not easy to choose these days!