While I was trying to read mail, and IM with a friend, the darned power went out. It took forever to crank up the laptop. It is always hooked up to a phone line for these emergencies. I needed to tell them what had happened, so they wouldn't think of me as rude. But I missed them, and had to email.
While the laptop was online, I thought I might as well update the version of AOL. The newer one, 9.1, doesn't take up so much space and is easier to use. I must have pushed the wrong button and it started installing, not upgrading, and I didn't notice the difference. I busied myself with things around the house, organizing my pictures on the PC, but after 2 hours, the laptop said it had only installed 50% !
I had written down the specs of my laptop and PC. Just like most people, I wanted faster than what I have!! I have 5 computers sitting around here, they all work, but I have never had a brand new one. One laptop even has Windows 98 on it!! It was given to me, maybe because I live at the lake, they must have thought I needed a boat anchor! The sixth computer was my first one, it had 32 RAM, is no longer here.
I stopped at WalMart just to see what they had, but they weren't much help. So I went to Best Buy. I picked out an HP duel core laptop that I liked, but I am going to ask other folks who know about computers, before I buy it.
My slow laptop got my goat, today.