Thursday, January 11, 2007

Preparing for Isolation

In a little over a weeks time I have to return the laptop I've been using to Mum. This is only fair as it is her laptop and I've been using it since late September. I had initially planned to have bought a new computer before this time, but due to various circumstances this has not happened. I could afford a cheap one in a few days time after pay day, but I'm currently planning on waiting until February. At this time I'd have plenty of cash. February will be my first pay that doesn't have a repayment for my advance taken out of it, so will be a fair bit more generous than previous pays. Plus by splitting the purchase over 3 months, I will have more overall and won't have to skimp as much in the meantime.

At the moment I'm preparing for the lack of a computer for a month. This will be the first time since the first year of university I haven't had access to a computer of my own. I'm burning a lot of stuff to DVD (my diminished music collection and videos from recent months) and removing a lot of the programs I've installed during the time I've been using this computer (I doubt Mum is a fan of Starcraft or Wizardry).

During the time that I don't have a computer, I think I'll be visiting an Internet cafe on a regular (daily) basis. There is one on the way to work, so I may just head into work an hour earlier each day (I'm not sure about days off, we'll see).

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