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.
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.
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!
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Created at 20210105 14:12 PST