Anywho, back to that new laptop that was gifted to me in December 2006. It was a Dell Inspiron and I babied the crap out of it. I treated it much better than I ever treated ye olde Latitude. Last year I did have to replace the hard drive (my computer got pulled off the coffee table in our living room and somehow this caused like...a mark or crack on the hard drive, I don't know; I'm not saying it was one of the dogs' faults, but it certainly wasn't a human or a cat that caused this accident); thankfully Steve was able to just buy me a new one and install it himself and it cost us all of $60 or $80. This was a new boost for my tired laptop, but unfortunately lately it's been lagging again. Being really slow, freezing for no reason, making strange noises.
And this time, I knew it was the time. The time I'd been putting off, because I couldn't afford the computer I wanted. But I saved some money on our Florida trip last month, and my birthday is coming up - so I didn't feel bad for splurging. Today, it arrived.
|Sorry for the crappy iPhone photo.|
Of course Steve said I wasn't allowed to open it without him and BOO to that! But I'll humor him and save the real excitement - taking it out and turning it on and using it - for when I'm not at work ;)