The appliance repairman saved us. With my boys home from college for the summer, we have six people filling the clothes hampers. The very nice and efficient repairman took care of my washer problems in less than thirty minutes. Somehow one of my headbands floated where it had no right to be and got stuck in the pump. He took care of it though the headband didn't survive. It was my favorite one. Still a small price to pay for getting the washer running.
And I took the laptop to the repair place. They're going to call me in 3-5 days with a diagonisis. Even if they can't fix it, they're sure they can save my data. The helpful man who took my information said because I had a black screen instead of a blue screen, it might not be a crash but a virus. Little beasties. I have a security program I paid good money for and I'm going to be unhappy if it failed me.
Still the blogging is going okay on the desktop and I'm working on another project off a zip drive so I'm not completely stalled out.
If my cheap laptop isn't worth fixing, I'm thinking of what I'll replace it with. Financially, I hoped to make it last one more year and then replace it with a MAC. The repair shop had used MAC's for sale. My first laptop was a MAC and I've wanted another one but the cost is prohibitive for me.
Are you a PC or a MAC? How about some pros and cons for both?