Would it be too much to ask for a funeral? Who died, you ask? Not who, but what. My laptop finally gave up the ghost this past week, and I’m having a hard time adjusting to being computerless.
I still have access to the ol’ interwebs via my Kindle, but it’s not quite the same, nor can I really type on such a small tablet. I haven’t been able to post all week, and I’m experiencing something akin to withdrawals. Who am I kidding? I’m having withdrawals and drying out sucks.
I’m able to borrow my brother’s computer from time to time, but it’s not the same. It’s not familiar It’s not mine. I need my own laptop and I have plans to replace it. Too bad it’s not high on my list of items to get. There are other things more pressing at the moment.
The truck I’m working on is nearing completion, so that’s where my focus is concentrated, and where all my money is going. I’m sure some of you may be saying to let the truck go and get a computer first, but having my own vehicle again is the only thing I care about. It’s even more important than my writing, and that’s saying something.
It’s a necessity to get a working vehicle again so that I can begin looking for another job. Having my own set of wheels opens up my possibilities whereas I’m pretty much at the mercy of others at the moment. That truck represents my impending freedom, which I hope to regain shortly.
After that, I hope to start looking for jobs again. I feel like I’ve said this before, probably because I have. I’ve been limited geographically to where I can apply, and it’s not an area I want to work in. I want to get back home, back to North Texas, where I spent twelve years, before my life came tumbling down.
I guess I could list what all I lack to finish the truck, but it depresses me just to think about how much it’s going to cost. A new windshield, the A/C compressor, condenser, hoses and dryer, There are a ton of little things that quickly add up, but I need to get them to make it roadworthy. Oh, I forgot to mention that I need new tires, too, and a battery!
After that’s done, I can start looking into getting a laptop. For the time being, I’ll be taking an unplanned hiatus from writing, but I’ll try to keep up my blog. It’s the only thing that keeps me somewhat sane. Wish me luck, and sending me some money couldn’t hurt, not that anyone will.