My Computer has Been Repaired! Time to Get Back to Work!

in The LIFESTYLE LOUNGE3 months ago

As a few readers of these pages might recall, my primary work computer took a dive back at the beginning of December. Since then, I have been trying to do my work and my blogging from my laptop... which has been a chore, even with it connected to an external keyboard and mouse, and a larger monitor.

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Thankfully, I just got a call from our local computer fix-it place that my machine is up and running, with new parts installed.

So why five weeks to get back up and running?

I suppose it's just an example that many people's personal economies are teetering on the edge of the abyss. We simply couldn't afford a $340 fix to get back up and running.

Sure, we could have gotten it back right away... and then the electricity and phone would have been turned off. It took a month of extra long work hours and primarily eating only what we had in the freezer and larder to scrape together the chunk of change I am about to go give away.

Sound extreme?

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It isn't.

Even in 2016, 63% of people in the US would not be able to cover an unexpected $500.00 expense, according to an article in Forbes Magazine.

In the meantime, we've had Covid to wreak further havoc on a bunch of people's personal economies. Including ours.

I don't share this because I am having a so-called "pity party;" it's simply a straightforward answer to the question of why I would wait a month to get my computer fixed.

Well, time for me to head to town! Hope everyone is having a great day!

How about YOU? Could you pay a $500 car repair or medical bill tomorrow, without blinking an eye? Comments, feedback and other interaction is invited and welcomed! Because — after all — SOCIAL content is about interacting, right? Leave a comment — share your experiences — be part of the conversation!

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I have a modest cash reserve set aside for just this sort of emergency, although my recent dental problem ate into it.

Well done for having cash set aside! I hate needles and dental work, but it sounded like you came away from the experience fairly "intact."

I think we just have too many "old things" in our life that have reached the point where they will break down and will need to be fixed... or replaced. The self-employment route has not been easy this past year... falling income and rising costs is an unhappy mix!

I know I'm likely OK in the short term as a librarian. Technically, I am not a government employee, but we all know where most library funding comes from anyway. Still, us parasites will also suffer from the rising prices and reduced supply of goods as the fallout from economic restrictions and money supply inflation continue to ripple through the economy.

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