By dropping my work week down to 4 days instead of 5, I would not only have the one extra day for much-needed rest, I would also have a whole free day to catch up on housework, shopping, etc.
Hasn’t happened yet. Turns out I really did need that extra day for rest, and I pretty much spend the time just frittering around, playing videogames, blogging, and maybe an occasional light chore like dusting (although last week I did manage to scrub and wax the kitchen floor, woo-hoo!).
Who would have known that when I told my boss I needed the reduced work hours “for my health” that it would actually be true? Ulcerative colitis can really take a toll on one’s energy levels.
Anyway, enough self-pity.
One of the projects on my ever-growing to-do list is to transfer all my computer games to disc so as to save storage space on the hard drive. I don’t want to go out and buy a new computer, but the one I have is getting slow because it’s nearly three-quarters full.
Being technologically incompetent, I pondered the problem for quite awhile. Would a memory stick work, and how much storage would I need? When I bought my current computer, it took me a full two weeks to re-download all my games. True, Big Fish Games (where I get my games, please don’t laugh) keeps a record of every game I’ve purchased so that I can re-download them if need be. But I like my games handy – what if the Big Fish site goes down and I really want to play Return to Ravenhearst? Don’t even wanna think about that bad scenario.
Finally, I decided my best bet would be to purchase an external hard drive which plugs in with a standard USB cord. I didn’t even have to pay for it because I had sufficient points on my banking rewards card to cover the purchase of the portable drive. Therefore, I’m not losing anything if the darn thing doesn’t work.
Today is the day I’ll find out. It’s my scheduled off-work day. As usual, I’m too worn out to do much more than sit at the computer, so it seems like the ideal time to try out my new toy.
I’ll let you know how it goes. But if you don’t hear from me for awhile, it’s because I somehow managed to blow up my computer and have to dig up funds for a new one.
Wish me luck, folks.
Image by Cordelia’s Mom