This isn’t the first time a computer has tried to die on me.
I remember my computer’s struggle after I got married and the last valiant attempts to fix it.
And the hard drive full of pictures that had to be pulled from it.
Then we bought a gaming computer, fast and with cool gadgets on the front- the blue light and temperature gauges were companions late at night.
That and a comfortable chair meant hours of entertainment.
I played World of Warcraft- Mr. Wonder played first-person shooter games on Steam.
We centered parties around games of Worms on the desktop.
They got brutal.
Life changed, things changed, and it’s hard to pay attention to a video game while taking care of a young child.
My computer became full of bookmarked blogs and folders of photos.
The hours of entertainment have been changed to email, blogs, Facebook and Pinterest.
Amazing what a couple of years and a kid can do to you.
My computer has endured about six years of constant use and abuse, I think it may be time to change the scenery in the office a little.
I definitely have different needs now, and while I am lucky to have an iPad that helps fill in the void of interneting, it is not the best for a long term option.
Also- I can’t upload my pictures to them from my DSLR.
I’ve already cobbled together blog posts between my iPhone and iPad ( goodness, I sound like such an iFan) and at least that is a system I can work.
And with all of this usage I am realizing I have never written about my family’s relationship with the iPad.
Is this process a lasting one in my blogging career? Probably not, but it’s a system that works, and one that can travel with me, since I have posted once entirely from my phone.
It takes forever to write an entire post on that tiny keyboard.
However, unless I can find someone to repair my computer, I will be in the market for a new one.
And a new life with a computer means new priorities and new options.
I can stick with my big desktop or go for a laptop.
Stick with a PC or go for the Apple trifecta?
What are you reading this post on right now?
What kind of computer do you have?
If you are a blogger, did that impact your decision?