December 2, 2018
Well… if you follow my blog you know I write A LOT.
Sometimes I write 10 or 15 blog posts in a day (if my kids are out of the way for an extended period of time and I have no distractions!) Usually my blog posts are just 2 or 3 pages long, but sometimes they are 5, 10 or even 30 pages!
There are currently 1,409 posts and pages here on my blog!!!
What you may not know is that I also type close to 100 words per minute (with some typos, but I’m fast…) That’s one of the reasons I able to produce so much content (even with my disabled kiddos underfoot)!
As I was writing the post about kitty litter today I took a look down at my keyboard. Luckily I was trained in traditional typing methods back in high school (c. 1985) so I actually don’t need to look at a keyboard to type – and mostly I don’t ever look at the keyboard. If I did I might get just a wee-bit depressed.
These are photos of my keyboard today:
E is basically “disappeared.”
A is gone too.
N – also gone.
S is on the way to being gone soon!
That’s how much I type. That’s how important a laptop is to the work I do.
As you can see from the screenshot below I have a kind of crappy computer by modern standards. Also to note…it’s not even mine… my husband “loaned” it to me about two years ago and I have never even installed most of my stuff on it…I just use it for blogging and social media (my work helping families and answering questions about Lead.) I haven’t had my own computer work station since I lost my non-profit (through the whole legal mess I have been in for the past three years.)
My husband got this five year old laptop a couple of years ago from a client (he fixes Mac computers for people – or at least he used to!) It was a “brick” – completely non-functional. After helping the client recover her data and getting her up an running on a new machine, the client gave him this “brick” so he could have it and try to resuscitate it.
My husband is a Mac magician. Together we were among the original members of the Apple Consultants Network when it was first founded. I have been a consultant working with Apple Computers since 1987, and my husband started working on Apple Computers in 1989.
As a result, he eventually got this “brick” back up and running.
In addition to the laptop being beat up it also the following other issues:
- In only has 128 GB of storage, which is almost filled up because of all the photos I take for my blog.
- It has a dead “audio out” port – so I cannot use it to show my videos for presentations I give.
- The microphone also does not work – so I cannot film Facebook videos or any other kind of Face-timing with anyone (like Skype consultations, etc.)
- I also cannot install the current operating system because my drive is full, so that makes things run pretty sluggishly.
I share this with you today (as we head into the first night of Chanukah) just to put it out there for two reasons.
- I think it is really quite funny that I have totally worn off so many keys with my typing and
- If anyone has a newer / better/ less beat up Mac laptop that they might want to donate to the cause (give to me for free OR give to me so I can pay them for it in 6 or 12 months when I have some $)… that would be very much appreciated by so many.
I would appreciate it.
My readers would appreciate it (because it will keep me blogging.)
My husband will appreciate t (because then I can give him back this old beat up resuscitated laptop so he can have a laptop again!)
Thank you for thinking about it!
For good measure, here’s a link to my dream/fantasy computer – a fully configured brand new 15 inch MacBook Pro! [Link] But any computer that is a step up from what I have would be lovely!