Oh, my darlings, we are back in business! Thanks to you, I was able to get a gorgeous new HP Pavillion last night. Mind you, I only intended to price a few machines and do some further research, but Office Depot had a superfast, superpowerful laptop on a smokin’ hot sale ending yesterday, so here we are today!
The Woodinville location was fresh out, so I had to battle through rush-hour traffic to Lynnwood to get her. Then I had to battle my overprotective bank, which was all like, “You haven’t spent this much on a computer in, like, half a decade,” and I had to call them twice to say, “Ya rly it’s me! LEMME BUY MY ‘PUTER!” And they finally did.
I didn’t want to stumble through setup whilst exhausted, so I left it safe in its box and got a good night’s sleep before I started it up. Misha, of course, decided to help.
After ushering the cat off to one side, we were ready to begin.
Of course, setting up a new computer takes time. There’s updates, and downloads, and questions, and annoying invasive nosy bits to turn off, so Misha got bored and took a nap with the packing material as a pillow.
And now, I have gotten everything to the point where I can actually write again! HUZZAH!
I’ll be sending out personal thanks to those who donated and offered other assistance over the next few days. I cannot thank you enough! You took me from abject despair to boundless hope overnight (and it would’ve been sooner if I hadn’t had to crawl away from everything and hide in a cave to shut my anxiety down. Stupid bloody anxiety disorder). I was able to get the best machine I’ve ever owned because of your generosity. I’ll even be able to bust out the Wacom tablet again, which I haven’t been able to use since the powerful beast died last year! I have a 10-key pad! I CAN DOWNLOAD MY MUSIC!!! And listen to it while writing a post and editing photos! My productivity is going to go way up now that I have a machine that can efficiently multi-task.
So you can probably see why I view each and every one of you as a miracle worker.
(No, I’m not crying! My eyes are raining. That’s all.)