A Hard (Drive) Bargain

A Hard (Drive) Bargain

It’s tough to get yourself out of debt. Just when I start to make progress on paying back what I owe, something comes along and sets me back.

Our Flophouse

It’s tough to get yourself out of debt. Just when I start to make progress on paying back what I owe, something comes along and sets me back. This time it’s my computer’s hard drive – and a good portion of my next paycheque is gonna be devoted to getting that repaired.

sigh.

Well, at least there’s some good news this time:

  • Mac has an amazing backup system so I’m not likely to lose any data.
  • The drive hasn’t failed completely yet and, while it’s really frustratingly slow as a result of the damaged drive, I can still use it for essentials for the time being
  • This has also prompted me to upgrade the memory and, fingers crossed, the repaired computer should last me three more years.

I’m also lucky in that my partner is a technophile, and willing to do the hard-drive swap himself. That should save me both…

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