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Back in Business

May 29th, 2008 at 11:30 pm

Well, my laptop is back, and working. It cost me $118 to get it fixed -- but I had a $100 Best Buy gift card to put toward it, so it would have been $218 otherwise.

I've loaded all my programs and have started rebuilding my spreadsheets. One nice thing about having to start over is that I can do things better now -- leave out some stuff that doesn't matter any more. Put things in folders that make sense. You know.

Other than repairing my laptop, I don't have much financial news. I had to buy Frontline Plus ($91) for my dog and cats -- oh yes, I have two cats now. I've adopted my son's cat, since he can't take her to his new apartment in Chicago. While I was at the pet place I got cat food ($14). Radio Shack was having a sidewalk sale, where I found a great toy for my grandson for half-price ($15), which I'll probably give him for Christmas.

I did some pre-totals of my May spending, and it doesn't look good....

4 Responses to “Back in Business”

  1. Analise Says:

    It's hard to have to spend so much on repairs, but at least it was fixable, so that part is good. Who would've thought 10 years ago that having a computer would be almost more important than a phone? Your experience made me realize I really need to back up my files and photos ASAP.

  2. boomeyers Says:

    Those pet expenses can sure add up!

  3. sagegirl Says:

    I need to take my laptop in an get an estimate--I dropped it about six months ago. Luckily we have the desk top computer we use for everyday use.

  4. Aleta Says:

    I'm glad that everything is working alright now. I've read several posts that have had problems with their computers as well. It's a good idea to back everything up before something happens. I have alot of photos that would be hard to replace.

    My older son has suggested cleaning out the computer and starting over again like you were saying. Everything works better when you do that.

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