Life Without MY Computer

Photo By Dan Taylor

Until the last few days, I didn’t really realize just how much I depend on my computer. You see, last Sunday my Macbook died on me. Technically speaking, the hard drive went out.

Thankfully, my husband was able to recover all my files before replacing the hard drive. (It had been a while, or should I say way too long, since my last backup.) Lesson learned.

Anyway, back to my point.

I keep so much of my life on my computer

  • Recipes
  • Photos
  • Music
  • Notes
  • Calendar

– and spend too much time on the computer.

I can hardly remember what life was like before I became so dependent upon technology for many aspects of life. Just for the record, I admit I wasn’t without a computer, my husband left his so I would have one to use, but it just didn’t have all my stuff on it.

You know what I mean.

  • The saved passwords for some of my favorite sites were not on his computer.
  • My email accounts  and RSS feed subscriptions were not set up on his computer.
  • My Swagbucks toolbar was not at the top of the browser on his computer.

I could still get to most of all this stuff, but it was definitely more of a hassle.

So, you’re probably thinking this is sounding pretty drab about now, all about me missing my computer.

Well, the truth is I learned something from this whole ordeal. Since it was more difficult to do some of the things I take for granted on my computer, I just stayed away from the computer more the last few days.

By staying away, I actually was able to accomplish more around the house and I spent a little more time with the kids too. I learned that it’s not going to kill me if I only check my email or facebook twice a day, instead of 10 times a day. It was actually nice to take the break.

Maybe my computer dying was really a blessing in disguise.

What would you miss most on your computer if it wasn’t there tomorrow?

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Posted on February 24th, 2010 in Home and Organization | No Comments

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