Thursday, January 29, 2015

A shared computer

Cliff's computer has been giving him problems lately.  It has been freezing occasionally, and starting up with error messages.  He's been having problems watching videos. Then yesterday and this morning, every time he tried to go to Facebook, the computer froze.  I keep telling him it's about time for a new one, and he argues with me.  

It's four years old, and I've been trying to decide whether we should have it checked over by an expert, or maybe just buy a new laptop.  

Today I said, "Well, I guess you could use my computer to look at Facebook, since that's the thing that is giving you the biggest problem."  

The words were no more out of my mouth than I remembered that I could easily set up a user account for him on my laptop, and we could share one computer!  I now have it ready to go.  

Now, this wouldn't have worked so well a few years ago.  But because I have the IPad, I don't spend nearly as much time on the regular computer.  I think our marriage could survive a shared computer at this point in our lives.  Cliff stays up later than I do at night, and that's one of the times when he does a lot of web-surfing.  He often uses a computer while I have Cora down for a nap, too (yes, I lie down on my bed near her for my own quiet time).  

And there will only be one laptop littering up the living room.  I think this will work out just fine.    



You are so lucky that this is working for you and Cliff. My husband and I could never share a computer because he would hog it when I wanted to be on.

Margaret said...

It sounds like a great solution!

Barbara In Caneyhead said...

It sounds like Cliffs computer may only need a good cleaning and that it may have some viruses on it. It really isn't all that hard to clean a lot of things off yourself.

I'm mostly known as 'MA' said...

Having an iPad in your case is a life saver or I should say saves you the need of another computer purchase. Definitely a plus for you.