Back to the (not so) Dark Ages

I need my laptop back!  It was my favorite friend during kid free nights; we traveled to many different locations and perused the many characters and settings.  “Click clik, tap, tap—“  Well, mainly I pretended to be busily writing (sh…don’t tell).  Facebook and Nova Science News kept me company as well. I do have my smart phone, but it is SOO time consuming to text thoughts and dribbles.

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The nice (hot) guy at Office Depot stated that the computer will need to be fixed by a professional.  He *thinks* the charger port has become disconnected from the motherboard.  A simple fix, really, for the teachie, but for me, it would cost me a new machine.

Picture this:   black rectangular box atop a bunch of papers on a desk.  Frizzy haired wonder (me) attempts to open it up with a screw driver (doesn’t matter the type!), but strips the screws in the process. Somehow the top comes off revealing the bare components beneath. Magically, (*cue Wiley coyote) a cup of some low viscous liquid pours from above.  *POOF* fried computer.

Thus, this will be a $100.00 fix.  I have already spent $225 on 4 chargers in the past 1 ½ years, and the darned thing was only $350 to begin with.  Should I spend the money to fix it?

This rant was brought to the surface by the desire to edit/discard old work.  After many hours of trials and tribulations, the files were *finally* retrieved off my old PC hard drive.  All my hours of creativity and sweat condensed down into one ity-bity jump drive space.

That said, there is a silver lining to this storm cloud; my long neglected notebook gets to be ink splattered once again!

What do you think: Should I go through the trouble of fixing said computer, or rejoice in my old pals ink and paper?  How do you draft your musings- paper or computer (or smartphone)?

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