Yesterday, I signed off by saying I was going to set up the new computer.
Which I tried to do. I’m not a novice at setting up computers, and today’s computers are relatively simple to switch. I was so excited that I had the old unit out, the new unit in, and most of the wires attached within minutes.
I found myself holding the cord for the old monitor which I planned to use until my new monitor comes in. Looking between the cord and the back of the new computer, I realized there was nowhere to plug the old monitor in. Say what? I’ve done this numerous times, it can’t be that hard, right?
So I called the Geek Squad at Best Buy and explained I had just brought home this new computer but couldn’t figure out where to plug in the old (really old) monitor.
Which is when I learned that computer hookups have been changed, and the old VGA plug will no longer fit without an adapter. The tech suggested that since a new monitor would be coming within the week, I probably should wait rather than buy the adapter. Having spent more money this week than I wanted to (damn furnace), I agreed.
(Yes, I could have avoided this particular problem by purchasing either a laptop or an all-in-one, but I happen to like the power of a tower.)
So, the old computer went back into place.
And wouldn’t you know it? After uninstalling and reinstalling, that old computer seems to be running just fine now.
But the new computer is sitting in an open box, so if I returned it I would have to pay an open box fee. And I really am looking forward to the new computer’s upgraded features and capabilities.
Just another day in Cordelia’s Mom’s World, where nothing ever goes exactly as it should. At least the old furnace is still limping along and should make it through today (knock on wood).
Happy Sunday, folks. If you’re a Superbowl fan, enjoy the game; if not, enjoy the quiet.
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