Sunday, October 9, 2011

Sammy and Bandit Sunday...and the Laptop Saga

Why does Bandit look so sad?

Well, he knows my laptop bit the dust.
It has been limping along, with more and more problems, for quite awhile. A day did not go by that I did not curse Vista.

But Friday, it informed me my battery was dead and could no longer charge. Sure, I could buy a new one and pour more money into this piece of...trash.
Then, when I tried to update my virus software, which it insisted I do or suffer dire consequences, the problems mounted. The outcome, after lots of wasted time? No working virus software.
I had had it, trying to work around all the problems and issues.
So, first thing this Saturday, off I went to Best Buy. After reading one article about Top 10 Laptops on PCMag, I bought one. It's a ASUS, and I also bought a new router...which is another story.

What is amazing?
Within 30 minutes of getting home I had the router and laptop up and running.
Wow, how easy these things are now, compared to the years ago when we all first got computers.

I restored my pictures and music and documents from my back up [you have a back up, right?] and I am good to go!! Yes Sammy, you can play with it next!
I love shiny new electronic toys.
I love finally being able to access the wifi on my Nook and iTouch. I love that the battery life on this laptop is more than 7 hours and it has a huge hard drive.
I love that all my photos [approx 18,000] are safe and that, once again, I have protection from the evils out there in cyber land.

By the way, I stole these two pictures of the wee puppies from my niece.
Specially from her blog, the world from down here. Finally after a year, she has again posted. A YEAR! So I figured she might not notice.


  1. Yay for a new laptop! I got a new one recently rather than replace the battery for the 4th time. I bet Sammy and Bandit are missing each other.

  2. New laptop is such a reason to celebrate! Yippee! Batteries are so darned expensive, sometimes it is just better to get a new computer. My cheap little netbook has about an hour's worth of battery but it never was great, even when it was new. But then again the computer cost about $200. Love the pictures of your babies!

  3. I must say...they are SO, SO cute!

  4. That is so true about the 20 minutes now versus the 3 days or something just a few years ago! Yay for progress!

  5. Congrats on the new laptop. My cooling system went the other day so I'm debating on whether or not to just buy a new one. Hopefully Best Buy can pull the stuff off my old one for me.

    Anyhow the puppies are adorable. It's been such a long time since I've seen Bandit and Sammy is as cute as ever. I love how he's posing - that is the cutest thing ever!

  6. Thumbs up for new laptop, for easy setup, and for absolutely "eat them with a spoon" puppy pics. Glad to know we will not have to be deprived of your marvelous pictures. Enjoy being productive instead of being frustrated.

  7. Congrats on your new little computer baby!! When you haven't had a new one in a while, it is amazing how much better they are!

    Love the boys!

  8. Congrats on the new laptop!! It IS exciting having a new device to play with. That is exactly how I felt when I got my iPad. The pups are soooooo adorable!

  9. I hope this isn't the way mine is going. Vista is a pain in the neck or other regions. For some reason it now has rejected my camera and I can't even re load the disk. It does not and will not recognize I even have a camera. It's starting to do other wonky things too.

    I hope your new one works great. Don't you have one click backup? Does that work well for you?

  10. Did you consider moving up to the elegance of a Mac?

  11. sure, why not pay two or three times as much for the same specs?
    ...mine $625...15 inch MacBook-$2000-$2400. Elegance is expensive!

    I'll stick with the PC thanks.

  12. Congrats on your new laptop!! A slow computer, or having one that just doesn't do what's it was made for is the worst!!

    Love the doggy pics!

  13. I have had my ASUS for a year now and I still love it. Good luck!

  14. HURRAH to you and the new laptop! I'm glad it's working beautifully for you and all data intact. The puppies are super cute!


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