I knew this day was coming soon. My trusty steed, my noble companion, my side kick in world of electronic adventures has finally shuffled off this mortal coil. Things were going so well for so long, we would play together on the side of the information super highway -mooning passing packets of information and occasionally hitch hiking together on wild and crazy adventures. Then a couple of months ago I noticed something of a wheeze to the old fella’s breath, no matter how much I cleaned his fan or rolled back the operating system to require less and less resources, his struggle simply to exist grew harder and harder. It killed me to see the pain he was in and so, with a tear in my eye and ice in my gut, I took him out to the fields near the brook and… 😥 no, it’s still too hard to talk about…
Well, somewhat less melodramatically, my computer had died. This makes me very, very sad as I have been getting into my stride somewhat when it comes to my writing and to be without the tool of the trade that I’m learning is bothersome -to say the least. Luckily all my work is backed up to an external hard drive and my Dropbox. What is extra bothersome is that despite all my efforts I have still not managed to find full time work since I left university last year. Seriously, a whole bloody year and nothing, nada, zip. Which means that there is no way that I can afford to replace my computer. Even if I were to land a full time job tomorrow it would likely be many months before I could put aside enough cash to pay for a new computer. Living pay cheque to pay cheque is not fun.
So, to try and remedy this situation I have set up one of them there ‘Go Fund Me’ campaign hingmies for people to be able to throw money at me, to stuff it into my skimpies along with hotel room keys and…. wait, no -that’s plan B. For people to be able to help out with getting back into the world of writing and such things.
So, if you would like to help out by donating a little it would be GREATLY appreciated and if you can’t afford it then that’s just fine but please share either this blog post or the campaign page itself as far and wide as you can. Click the image below to get taken to the campaign page.
Thanks a lot friends. 🙂