It's a Love / Hate Relationship

Real Estate Agent with Atlanta Communities 303302

I opened my 2 year old laptop the other day and within minutes it made a very electrical POP and it left this world to go where dead laptops go. I now have a very expensive boat anchor. Not only did it die after just 2 years, but it died last February as well. I was able to breathe life back into it then, but this time I welcome its demise.

My laptops are 17 inch monsters with lots of horsepower under the hood because I need that power for the video and picture editing that I do. Unfortunately these behemoths come with large price tags.

I really love a great computer that is fast and does its job well. What I hate is having to rebuild the new ones. I do have backups available, but all the software still needs to be reloaded and adjusted just the way I like. Inevitably, there is something that I can't find. I always struggle with getting email up a running as well. You would think with all the recent practice I have had I would be getting good at this. Nope.

It is definitely a Love / Hate relationship between me and my computers. Oh, if anyone would like a lightly used boat anchor, please let me know.

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Peter den Boer, Associate Broker, Realtor

Atlanta Communities Real estate Brokerage


Ph. 770.713.1545


I write about daily life as a Realtor in the Towne Lake Community in Woodstock Georgia.


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Wayne Martin
Wayne M Martin - Chicago, IL
Real Estate Broker - Retired

Good morning Peter. Just had to switch computers. Still looking for many things, so I fell your pain. No anchor needed, have one! Enjoy your day.

May 03, 2019 05:11 AM #1
Sheila Anderson
Referral Group Incorporated - East Brunswick, NJ
The Real Estate Whisperer Who Listens 732-715-1133

Good morning Peter. That stinks. I had that a lot and finally bought a Mac. It's a new world and I would never go back.

May 03, 2019 05:24 AM #2
Grant Schneider
Performance Development Strategies - Armonk, NY
Your Coach Helping You Create Successful Outcomes

Good morning Peter den Boer - yes, I hear you.  It does take a while to reinstall and sometimes you need new version.  I also have high power laptops.

May 03, 2019 09:35 AM #3
Michael Jacobs
Pasadena, CA
Los Angeles Pasadena 818.516.4393

Hello Peter - replacing technology is not one of my favorite things but it's definitely a part of life today:  at least every so often or more(it seems).

May 03, 2019 10:52 AM #4
Myrl Jeffcoat
GreatWest Realty - Sacramento, CA
Greater Sacramento Real Estate Agent

There are only a couple of things that rock my boat significantly.  That's car problems and technology issues.  I had a laptop to make that pop noise before dying a couple years ago.  I am now wondering what caused it.

May 04, 2019 06:17 AM #5
Joan Cox
House to Home, Inc. - Denver Real Estate - 720-231-6373 - Denver, CO
Denver Real Estate - Selling One Home at a Time

Peter, this is always so painful, especially when you need it RIGHT THEN.  I had a Sony go the week after the 1 year warranty was up.

May 10, 2019 09:51 AM #6
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