Sunday, February 22, 2009

Life's Full of Ups and Downs

Well, I broke down Thursday and bought a new computer. My old one was six years old and had a lot of problems even before it konked out Wednesday. I had an assignment to compelete online and couldn't do it at the local library, work or at DBF's. So I bought a eMachine from Wal-Mart. It wasn't really what I was looking for (I wanted more memory), but it was better than what I had and didn't cost a fortune. Luckily, it was only $298 for the tower (I didn't need a new monitor). My associate discount is 10%. I also bought Ginger 10 more cans of Purina One dog food because I had 10 FREE coupons. After my discount, the dog food and computer were $287.xx! I put it on the credit card, but thankfully I can pay the bill in full (out of the EF) when it ocmes in. I may be able to deduct part of the expense off my taxes next year since I need it for my class.

The computer is working great---except for one thing. I can't get onto the GC board! In fact I can't get into any of the moneycentral sites. I get this message: "An error occurred on the server when processing the URL. Please contact the system administrator." Does anyone have any idea why? Or how to fix it? It worked Thursday night when I first hooked the computer up because I bookmarked it to Google. I'm going through withdrawals!!

Tomorrow will be another expense....the dentist. I finally decided to get my upper left wisdom tooth removed. All my wisdom teeth came in when I was a teenager. This one has been chipping away for several years, but thank God, it doesn't hurt. However, I thought it's best to get rid of it before it starts to hurt. Hopefully, my dentist can remove it and I won't have to go to a dental surgeon. I have no dental insurance and I don't want to spend $1000+ on it.

I still need to post pictures of my Valentine's presents from DBF. Thank God I keep on my pictures on my media card! I accidently gave DBF one extra present---my cold! I've had it for nearly two weeks and he came down with it last week. Well, he can't say that I don't share!

Oh, good news---finally! I will be teaching summer school again! Four weeks of fun with pre-schoolers and I get paid nicely for it. Therefore, I won't have to work full time at Wal-Mart for eight weeks. I might pick up a day or two in July, but I doubt it.


centralillinoisian said...

I am glad you were able to get a new computer. Keep us updated on the dentist though. I really don't like going to the dentist, mostly cuz I cannot afford it.

Chicagolandia said...

I unfortunately gave DH that same gift - a cold! I'm just getting over it and he's still suffering through it. Certainly not the most romantic Valentines gift, but definitely a memorable one.

Shelly said...


I don't like going and couldn't really afford it, but I figured I needed to get it over with. I was only in the office 30 minutes and it was only $101. No pain so far, but I had no pain with a root canal either.

Yes that's it....I wanted to make sure he remember our first Valentine's Day!

Lisa B. said...

On your emachine, what does it run? IE and what version. I'll check around and see if I can figure out What's going on for you.

Shelly said...


It's got Windows XP just like the old one did. The only think I can think of is that I got NetZero service Thursday night instead of my usual internet service. I want to keep my normal provider so if I get rid of NetZero it might go back to normal. But it worked w/ NetZero Thursday, but not Friday.

I appreciate any help I can get!