The Fun of Switching to a New Machine


Is it secret?  Is it safe?

Is everyone staying indoors and only going out for the random grocery run?  That’s what we’re doing here in the bunker.  It’s kind of surprising how quickly we go through milk when we only use it for coffee.  Like, why so much?

But I digress…

Before all this excitement kicked in, I had to order a new laptop.  The old workhorse was struggling daily and its OS is a thing of the past.  She’s still a great machine and kicking right along.  But I’ve read enough horror stories of authors and artists losing all of their work when the machine bricks.  I had a couple scares last year with the old one struggling to boot up and she held a lot of invested time, thoughts, ideas and all manner of other things.

So how is the new one?  She is pretty solid though many of my external accoutrements are umm… old.  Let’s just say I’m glad deliveries are still coming in with the odds and ends I’ve had to pick up to keep close to the same setup.

But it’s all together!  Everything works!  Well except some apps I’ve been using for virtual write-ins and author collaborations.  I’m still poking my toes into that bizarreness and crossing my fingers for a solution.

All in all, a mostly painless switch.  Mostly…

Image by aytuguluturk from Pixabay

Author: jongraylang

Novel Writer, Screenwriter, Filmmaker & occasionally an Actor. Handy with a Sword, Ukulele, and Skis. Author of Nun With a Gun: The Town with No Name, The Matilda, Twistin' Matilda, Black Matilda, and Secret Matilda. Writer of the upcoming Sci-Fi sequel, Waltzing Matilda.

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