I’m waiting for the proverbial third in my current run of Bad Things.
You’ll remember our bird in the main line. Then my computer crashed in a spectacular way with a black screen and the dismaying message: No HDD Hard.
The good news: the plumber cleared out the line and I got my computer going again (mostly) by uninstalling Windows Office.
The bad news: Paying the plumber $790.67 because of the bad direction of one dumb bird. And while I don’t use most of Windows Office, I have a love affair with Excel. I’ve done our budgeting with Excel for over eight years and have refined the spreadsheets to be exactly what I need them to be. I could buy the one program but we don’t have $139 to spare and my laptop is still dodgy and I’m trying to anticipate that some day soon, I won’t have access to a computer. Which means doing our budgeting on paper. Like an ANIMAL.