The story of my laptop problems rumbles on. The old laptop could not be fixed, so a new one had to be ordered. Then the computer shop called to say the chosen item was out of stock. I want a small, compact computer, like the old netbook. I travel on the bus a lot, so a big laptop is simply too unweildy to use as I travel.
I cycled back to the computer shop to speak with the owner, but he seemed reluctant to suggest another laptop, even one with a slightly larger screen. He found the first choice online, and suggested I buy that, rather than choosing a computer through him.
Thus, I ordered online, when I really wanted to buy from a small trader. I paid extra for delivery today, but it is nearly 1pm and nothing has arrived. Nor have I received an email about the delivery today. So, maybe I need to wait longer.
As expected, I struggle to write without my data files, or indeed a word processor package. Even when the new laptop arrives, there will be a transition period as I download the software I need and work out how to unlock the old data files. So, much of next week will be lost too.
In the meantime, I will scrabble about for a long article for this week. It is frustrating when my schedule falls apart like this, but it cannot be helped. I plan to build things back up next week, then return to normal.
I hope your week is progressing better