Wednesday, February 9, 2011

No-Spend, Computer Dead Edition

Good thing this was a no-spend month! I woke up this morning, turned on my computer, did about 5 mins or work, and then the screen went black. I tried to reboot, and it wouldn't acknowledge that I was pushing the reboot button - never a good sign. Cracked it open, all the fans were working, took out the hdd that had been giving me crap earlier and replaced it. Didn't fix problem. Listened to sound it was making, diagnosed motherboard. Husband agreed that it was motherboard, so now have a new one on the way, aa well as new memory that's compatible with it. So much for not spending the toy budget. I'm currently typing this on the very inadequate keyboard of an iPad (cool looking, great for streaming Netflix, not so good for any sort of real typing) but that won't really fly for the rest of the month. I haven't got the total on my damage; I'll have to update that tomorrow.

I did make it to the gym, so I am 4/17 days on that. Swimming doesn't feel like much of a workout, but it really takes it out of you a couple of hours later. It doesn't seem to melt off the pounds like jogging, but it's far more sustainable on the joints. So it's become my new favorite workout. What's yours?


  1. Maybe swimming just feels easier because the sweat is being washed off you before you even know you're sweating.

    My wireless card has been busted on my laptop for weeks and it's only 6 months old. I still haven't gotten it fixed yet. junk.

  2. Hope you get back up and running soon. My iMac is 4 yrs old and about reaching the end. It gums up and slows down and right now I don't have the patience to get it fixed.