In the meantime…

I hate having ideas with no way to do anything about them. I miss having a computer where I can type until I’ve run out of things to say, to create on a page a world that exist solely in the depths of my mind. Plus, keeping up my blog has been difficult.

I have no timetable as to when I will be able buy myself a new laptop, but I fear it will be quite a long time. I’m nearing the completion of my project, cleaning up a 93 Chevy pickup. When I’m done, I should have the money to begin saving up to buy my new toy, but one thing at a time.

In the meantime, I’ve resorted to using pen and paper to get my ideas downs. It’s not as quick, and many times more illegible than using a keyboard. As bad as it is, it’s better than nothing. At least it affords me the luxury of moving ideas out of my head and onto a more permanent format. It’s just so freaking slow!

I’m also glad that I have access to the important files of my now deceased computation machine. Thank you DropBox! All my works in progress are safe, ready for me to get busy on them all over again. I’m raring to go.

Patience is required of me. I will get things lined up all over again, and I will get back on track, though I’ve bitching about if for three years and it hasn’t happened yet. Just smile and it’ll get better.

Or maybe people have been lying to me about that…

R.I.P. my little laptop

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.