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Electricity is cool!

My motherboard is dying. And yes, it’s pretty tragic. It’s not cheap to replace a computer.

My computer geek friend Robert Samuel has been out to the house several times over the past few months. He was about to resort to mouth-to-mouth to resuscitate my motherboard, but we couldn’t find a mouth, so...

It was time to order a new computer. Robert told me what I wanted and then he went on Amazon and found what I wanted and sent me the link.

Right about that time I developed pneumonia (what they call “walking” pneumonia). I had grandson-in-law Tim drive me to the emergency room. I thought I’d get a breathing treatment and come back home. Four days later I did get to come back home.

But that’s off the track here. While in the hospital and not breathing, I tried to order my new computer off my phone. My phone not only does not know my favorite websites, it does not know my passwords.

By the time I got through trying to order the computer tower, Amazon had refused my order and my bank  card was in heavy-duty denial.

As soon as I got home, I straightened everything I’d messed up out (on the same “smart” phone) and re-ordered the computer. It’s a whiz! Quad core with Intel, 8 mg ram, 2 terabytes, etc. And no, I don’t have a clue. That’s what Robert said I wanted, so that’s what I got.

Side note: I Googled terabyte. This is what Google says -- “A terabyte (TB) is a measure of computer storage capacity that is 2 to the 40th power, or approximately a trillion bytes.”

I don’t even remotely understand that, but I do know I have a lot of hard drive!

I also know I have Windows 10 now, which I hate. I loved Windows 7. Oh well. Can’t have it anymore.

Robert also suggested a Wi-Fi router for my computer, just to boost the Wi-Fi in my sewing room for my phone and my tablet.

Monday, I obediently stopped on the way home from work and picked one up. After computer geek son Kris approved, I installed it and nothing happened.

At supper I complained long and loudly to son Kris, who then asked me about the power supply.

Turns out that you have to plug it in, with a cord that was still in the box. It’s amazing what electricity can do for all your electronic gadgets...

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