And the bad news is…

MrPloppy blew up the computer yesterday. He had it unplugged to clean the fans (which get pretty dusty with three cats in the house!), and when he switched it back on, it went bang in a most impressive manner. Apparently the power supply blew (if so, this’ll be the third time we’ve had to replace the power supply on that computer in the two and a half years we’ve had it). We’re hoping that’s the only damage, and that the hard drive is still ok – if it’s been damaged we won’t lose too many important documents (backups? what are they?) because we tend to use that computer mostly for games, with the older computer (which has never had anything go wrong, despite being twice as old) reserved for emails and other important stuff, but it’ll still be a pain having to reinstall everything (and I’ll lose all my saved games – my poor Sims!!!). The one bit of good news is that at least it’s still under warranty (that extended 3 year warranty has definitely paid for itself!) so we won’t be facing a huge expense.

I did get all excited about the fact that Guns N’ Roses are coming to Christchurch next month… until I looked at the ticket prices. They start at $99 and go up from there 🙁 And as I wouldn’t want to go without MrPloppy (who doesn’t really like GNR much anyway, but I’m not going to a stadium concert on my own, especially not for a metal band – most things I’ll happily go to on my own, but that’s a bit too scary), that means a minimum of $200 just to indulge in a bit of nostalgia. Nah, think I’ve got better things to spend my money on at the moment, really.

Currently reading: Harvesting the Heart by Jodi Picoult
Currently listening to: The Invisible Man by HG Wells (because the rest of the mp3s of the Bill Bryson audiobook were on the computer that blew up)

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  1. I thought I had read all of Jodi Picoult’s novels, but that is a new title to me, hmmm, must get that onto my reserve list at the library. I haven’t been disappointed by one of her books yet.

    Yikes, on the computer, not a good thing to hear a bang where computers are concerned. Our phone lines were hit by lightning once and my modem was fried. Now I hear the least bit of thunder and all gets shut down quickly. Hope you get it up and running soon.

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