Rejoice in the Lord always. I will say it again: Rejoice! Let your gentleness be evident to all. The Lord is near. Do not be anxious about anything, but in every situation, by prayer and petition, with thanksgiving, present your requests to God. And the peace of God, which transcends all understanding, will guard your hearts and your minds in Christ Jesus.

Philippians 4:4-7

18 September 2009

Computer and General Hardware Update

Well, my computer is dead. We won't be getting it repaired. It's just not an option. A new one has been ordered. I was a bit reluctant to do this - not an item we budgeted for this year - but it will be nice to have a new one all the same. It will be here in about three weeks time. Then there is setting up time. Blog life will be a bit random, as it has been this last couple of weeks, until then.

It has been quite a year for hardware...

The washing machine started leaking. I have worked out that it can still be used (without leaking) if I don't use it on FULL LOAD. That's OK.

The fridge started leaking too. That was repaired when a man came to fix the chest freezer which suddenly stopped working one day. (That was a problem given it was full of frozen casseroles, soups, pasta sauce and bargain priced meat and bread.) He tried to repair it by doing the usual sorts of things a repair man would do and when all was unsuccessful he said, "With this particular brand there is one other thing I can try, which has worked in the past. It is a bit unorthodox and it may break the motor but then the motor isn't working now so you probably have nothing to lose." And so he fixed it by kicking the motor. It is still working and the fridge still seems to be going along OK too.

Then today the microwave died. Just last night I was wondering if any households actually have TWO microwaves. I am sure I could use two microwaves simultaneously most evenings! But tonight I won't be using any. It just doesn't pay to think greedy thoughts.


Mrs. Edwards said...

Oh boy. When it rains it pours.

Anonymous said...

Oh dear.Meredith. Life wasn't meant to be easy ! (Who said THAT !!). Sympathy from me to you about the hiccups in your hardware - I do hope things are a bit better now, if not all fixed up and going well. You just don't need that with 2 small and 1 big boy to feed and clothe. Love your columns. Love, Dot C.

Meredith said...

Hi Dot and Amy!

Yes, it was a tad showery here for a while. The good news is that the new computer arrived yesterday. It isn't up and running as yet - and we probably won't sort it out until next week - but it is here.

Interestingly, between the microwave and the computer, it was losing the microwave that caused me the greatest grief. (Maybe because there is still a computer in the house that works that I get to play on when no-one else is using it...) But I didn't even last a week without the microwave before getting a new one. Mind you, it is much cheaper to replace microwaves than it is to replace computers. And more straight forward.

So the bank account is somewhat diminished but the house is full of new, shiny gadgets. And hopefully the fridge, freezer and washing machine will keep going for a bit longer!