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I wanted to let you all know where things are at regarding my computer. I'm once again using my cousins computer. My own less than 6 month old Dell All in One which has been a nightmare since it came out of the box (it's had a new power cord and power box, 2 hard drives, 2 motherboards, and more hours spent on the phone with Dell than you can imagine) is going to be replaced (finally).
Dell initially said (on Monday) that they'd send a "refurbished" unit, but called again on Wednesday saying that they'd be building me a new one instead. It will take 2-3 weeks and, with many hopes and prayers, will provide me with the reliable system that I need. Sadly, I hoped that their solution would be faster, but I'd rather have a computer that works reliably than having one slapped together as fast as possible.
So, I hope to be back sometime around mid-December and sporadically until then. I've been sad since there has been so much happening that I haven't been able to share or discuss with all of you (Reindfleisch and Russel plea bargains) and far too much happening for me to get from the TM (I'm getting more stupid by the day).
Until then, I've been driving to my cousins at times to use her computer and even toyed with once again setting up my over 7 year old tower of misery that was so slow and error-ridden that I couldn't open diaries with open comments and that routinely just froze up. I'll do that and renew antivirus on it when it gets too tough to go without anymore.
I HAVE, however, found that I can read front page and recommended diaries on DK on my prepaid cell phone (I can't sign in or comment). It's kept me sane and better informed than I was except for state and local news. I never fully realized how horrid our local television news was until I relied on it exclusively for news. They never bothered to cover the Reindfleisch sentencing or Russells either. Of course anything about the John Doe Probe doesn't see much coverage since our TM is pretty much in the tank for Republicans and they just love Scott Walker.
So, this is where things are at right now. I miss you all and hope to be back soon.
Many thanks for your support.
11:41 AM PT: I'm heading back home now. See you sometime in the future.