I love and hate shopping. Online, at Amazon, I keep a Wish List, actually several. I sorted them. I keep anything I’m interested in there. Once in a while, I go through and delete things that I never bought. I’ve kept a few, for years, namely a couple of place settings. One is gold rimmed. I simply cannot justify spending $150 for one place setting, but I enjoy looking at it once in a while.
My sister loves material and had to make a deal with herself. She keeps all the lovely fabrics at the fabric store. She’s allowed to visit whenever she wants. Yes, I learned from her example.
Why am I devoting a whole post to shopping?
I need to update my computer. I hate buying electronics. I want it to work. I don’t understand how it does. I don’t care that I don’t understand. I love my current computer and hate that I have to replace it because the technology is old.
I hate shopping computers. It means a new modem, new surge protector/battery backup, and Office (I need Word and my 2004 is no longer supported). None of it is cheap. I’ve been saving for a few years.
I don’t need fancy, with all the bells and whistles. I do need reliable, and I know basic is a little too basic. I actually know which computer I want. My trouble is deciding on the little details like memory. Yes, I’ve asked my experts, and they talked me through. However, I’m actually looking at the site, now. I took notes, I promise, but I don’t recognize some of this stuff.
Today, I’m taking a trip to the store to actually look at the machines. I will have pen and paper in hand.
If I could keep my current computer, I would. Unfortunately, the technology is a few generations old, even though the machine is less than ten years old. At least one of the sites I use requires a computer no more than three years old. Bah.
I also have to consider the possibility of changes. When I bought the computer, they had a system upgrade only a month later. Do I buy now or wait?
To end on a more positive note: I enjoy grocery shopping. Really. There’s something about seeing the shelves and shelves of different foods, the fresh baked goods, the deli selections. The joy of book shopping is a given. Receiving a box from Amazon is fun.
A croissant at P.croissant. Mmm…