Post 1896: The kitty boys are back!

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We’ve had a grumpy few days, thanks to a laptop giving up the ghost, but my new laptop means the kitty boys and I can return to regular posting.

What’s going to fall apart next? I suspect it’s time for the smart phone to go belly up. I mean, don’t expensive things always fail close to expensive holidays like Christmas? And it’s about the only bit of technology I use that’s left to croak!

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44 thoughts on “Post 1896: The kitty boys are back!

  1. 2 more installment payments and my iphone is all mine! Will it break or be lost or will I get mugged? I have a selection of obsolete computers that still work at least going to the internet, so we are always able to post.

  2. Well, I did have a slow leak in one tire that cost $16 to fix – and the cause weas a very small nail. Or brad…. when I was waiting for the guy to fix it, he came into the waiting area and told his boss he coulb=dn’t find any problem with the tire. His boss said “Check the wheel for cracks.” I thought, “Yeah, here’s the next big expense – replace the dang wheel on a VW! It will cost an olutrageous amount and onlhy come in sets of four or some such thing!” Fortunately, it turned out he was working on a tractor tire, not mine at the time. Mine turned out to be what I’ve written above. Whew!

  3. Glad you have a new laptop! And fingers crossed that your phone doesn’t die now. My iPhone 6 isn’t THAT old, but by tech standards I guess it is. The battery now unexpectedly drains and the phone will go dead at the worst possible times, like when I need to call for a ride. The Apple Store told me I need to replace the battery, meaning I have to go without a phone for a week or longer. Since this is the only phone I have—I chose to go without a landline so I could afford wireless service—I can’t do that. Hope you aren’t in the same boat.

    • Actually, I am in exactly the same boat on my phone. I haven’t stoppoed by the provider to see if I can get by with a new battery or whatever. It’s the “whatever” that bothers me as the phone is a bit over two years old, which is 354 years old in human terms. You know….

  4. Yep, when you’re throwing money away for Christmas and there isn’t much left is when a camera or tablet decides to kick the bucket. No wonder peeps are so gloomy in January when they have to pay the bills.

    Jean

  5. what’s that saying; all things in three’s. I hope your phone is not next to go; COD, the prices are ridiculous. My iphone is a 4s and the 6 with the most gigabits is close to 500 $$$……that’s a LOT of cat food !!! 🙂 ♥♥

    • Yes, the one I have was ridiculously expensive. I guess they all pretty much are. Mine is not even the most expensive one I could get. Basdicvally, all I need is one that takes pictures of good quality for this blog and – what’s that other thing they do? Oh yeah! You can call people on it!

  6. I hope the expurr-ation date on your phone has a little extra bonus time, Mr. Doug. The printer at my house decided not to work anymore as of last week. I used to watch it spit out paper with little ink marks on them. Tee hee hee.

    • Yes, the kitty brothers find the printer fascinating, too! Fortunately, they haven’t caused paper jams, but I have had to surrender some printed pages for roosting spots when they knock a page off the printed page tray onto the floor. You know cats (being one…!): even a fraction of an inch higher than the rest of the room is suffiecient to be on the highest spot.

  7. You’re right, Doug. It’s always on the occasion of very expensive parties or celebrations that the expensive objects we use break down! But now everything is normal again: everyone in his place in the apartment! 🙂
    In friendship
    Michel

    • Thanks! I’m fortunate that I had enough money in a couple “rainy day” accounts I keep for the purpose of this sort of unexpefcted emergency. It shortened the downtime a lot! The new laptop is a much better on than the old one and I managed to get a good price on it.

  8. I sympathize with your tech angst. I feel deaf, dumb and blind without my internet lifeline. Maybe check out Black Friday or Cyber Monday deals just in case. Glad your back.

    • Exactly! I only have one bill that isn’t auto-debited, and I was thinking about moving that over to auto-debit before the laptop died. I’ll probably still do it.

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