A How I’m Doing update for…what day is it even?

Oh,hi. Remember me? I’ve been lost in the land of sick kids and sick me. Even when the kids weren’t sick, I swear they never had school this month.It’s been challenging to keep up with all of that and keep up with work (the kind that makes me money),
it’s been hard to find time and energy to blog. February has been a lot like January and December and November with the recurring theme of us having like $2 the day after payday to get us through to the next payday. Repetitiveness is never great for blogging.

Plus, I have another reason. Last September I had to give my laptop to my daughter when she went away to college. Since then I’ve been blogging on an ipod touch that I acquired secondhand through a bartering deal. It’s been a great ipod but it’s having issues and I am so over using it to write. As Taxmas approaches (that’s what I call the magical time of the year that we get our income tax refund) I’m less patient with the quirks of writing on the ipod. I’m sure all those nosy jerks who worry about how low income people spend their tax refund will be appalled but you can bet the first thing I’m doing when the money hits our account is to go buy myself a new laptop. No apologies. Especially since I’ve had to turn down paid writing jobs because I had no reliable way to do the work. PAID. Do you know how hard it is to get paid for writing these days?

I think I will continue on with the blogging hiatus until I get my new laptop. But the Twitter app on the ipod still works great! I mean, if you miss me too much…that’s where you can find me. I’m @dumbsainted .



11 thoughts on “A How I’m Doing update for…what day is it even?

  1. Buying a new computer is an excellent use of Taxmas funds! We bought a new all in one with ours. I love the term “Taxmas”, I’m going to use that from now on 😀

  2. Dell sometimes has good deals on laptops people ordered but never paid for. This is where I got mine. Best of better luck. I’ve been having a hard time too. The worst winter of my life.

  3. In our local high schools, it is very difficult to take advanced classes without a home computer and home wifi. Our county library is greater than 5miles from our town. Only public transport is an expensive taxi service. Using your money for business and school is a very good thing. I do banking and some shopping on line,which saves on gas and wear tear on the car. Also, no long distance fees to talk to out of town family. Also.get to look up garden tips and other household tips.

    1. Exactly! I tried writing at the library but it’s a 30 minute bus ride and rural service schedule is terrible. I had a hard time making it back in time for my kids to get off the bus

  4. Simply sending you my support, my love, and a ‘virtual mental rope’, as best it can be, to grab on from inside that bog photo. Hope those ‘thumbs up’ feel it, catch it, and can at least pull you up for a breath of fresh pre-Spring* air, if not more.

    Also feeling the wishes here for any combo of dollars, sense, spoons, work for someone who lives lying down, and other magical things.

    hugs if wanted always

    (autocorrect kept insisting this was ‘Pre-Raphaelite,’ which made me giggle)

  5. I have a dell d430, with debian linux installed on it that I no longer use. This thing is rugged, classed “road warrior” in it’s prime. I maxed the memory out a while back, it came with winxp, but I use linux so that got wiped first thing. it’s an older dual core intel machine, but it works fine. you can find the spec’s on the web.

    I can wipe the drive and reload debian, wrap it in bubble wrap and duct tape and figure out how to ship the thing to you. It’s the first laptop I have owned that didn’t have a battery problem. (I bought a newer model and have to pull the battery off it when I’m not using it or it gets drained. sad really.) Currently it’s living in the garage, it would be nice to give it a new home.

    if you’re not interested, just delete the post, thanks!

    if you are interested, send me an email, I’ll need to know what user name you want me to use for your login, that is set at install.

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