I know that I have not been the best at keeping this thing updated, but I’m not kidding that this time was not my fault! As my munchkins and I are currently living with my parents, I have been using their computer for all of my computing needs. Logan decided that this new model was just too full of wonder and mystery to not tinker around with, so he did some Logan voodoo on it and crashed the thing (I’m going to say right here to all of you: it DOES matter if your kid flips off the surge protector while everything is running–back your stuff up!) I called a computer guy and told him what happened.
Him: So what is it doing now?
Me: blue screen
Him: Oh, that’s bad. I can probably fix it for $$ dollars.
A few days later, I learned that “oh, that’s bad” really means “I hope you have an extra kidney to sell–and you might want to think about indentured servitude.” Bottom line: $$$. On top of this, the computer does not actually WORK. No, after all the work was done, I was told “Btw, your motherboard is corroded and it’s probably not going to be long before your computer crashes again–oh, and you can make the check out to _________.”
I think the most frustrating thing is that I have no idea how much this kind of thing should actually cost. If my child is broken, say, has a runny nose, and someone says, “this is going to cost you $800 to fix.” I know that he is an idiot, because I know something of what he’s talking about. However, I don’t speak binary so I don’t have a leg to stand on.
I can appreciate a life lesson learned though. So here’s mine:
Save all your money, because one day your computer is going to crash and it is going to cost a lot of money to fix it–or not fix it.