We all know that I have been having issues with my much treasured laptop.
It's almost my best friend. Almost.
I've had this thing four and a half years and it has been a constant companion, bringing me friends and news from all over the world.
But enough is enough.
Breakdowns, viruses, turning itself off unexpectedly and often.....it's just too much.
The last few weeks have been hair-tearingly frustrating.
So when I saw that Harvey Norman was having a 30% off all computers sale, I sprung into action.
I'd already begun saving towards a new laptop, so scrounged cash from every possible source, added it to my savings envelope and went shopping.
Got a great deal on the computer I'd been saving towards, ($300 off), a sweet little Toshiba Satellite. 640GB hard drive and 4GB RAM.
And it's small enough to fit into my biggest handbag!
I took it to no-one's house and she helped me set it up with her broadband connection.
Because that's so much faster than my dial-up.
I'll be buying a mobile broadband usb thingy as soon as my budget recovers.....
Then I asked no-one to put up the test post you all saw yesterday while I watched as she did it.
So I had a little play around, familiarising myself with the icons, finding out which ones opened my documents and picture files, then I went home.
And couldn't connect to the internet.
Clicked on the "diagnose connection problems" that popped up and discovered that my regular phone line is the wrong one.
My new laptop needs an "ethernet cable".
So this post and the Sunday Selections I'll be doing later is on the old laptop, and I'll be buying the correct cable from Officeworks as soon as it opens later today. Probably need some sort of adaptor too......