I have been wanting to buy my own laptop for months now.
Ever since my husband decided to give our laptop to his nephew in the Philippines, we have been borrowing his brother’s laptop whenever we need to go on the internet. Not that I’m complaining. But the only thing that initially bothered him was the fact that the audio was always playing up. He was contemplating getting a new laptop just for this simple issue until he was advised to look into finding an audio manager online to help find a solution to this issue. Fortunately for him and us, it worked. For me, when it came to using the laptop, it was ok the first few months since all I ever really did on the internet was check my Facebook account which I could so easily do on my iPhone or iPod.
But just a few months ago, I decided to start blogging. And that’s when I realized that I needed to have my own laptop so I can do all the blogging I want.
I’m a stay-at-home mom. Aside from taking care of my baby, I also need to clean the house, wash the dishes, sterilize Baby Sam’s bottles and nipples and do the laundry which includes folding and organizing all our clothes. And did I say that the laundry seems to never end? Anyway, my point is that when I’m alone in the house, I take care of and play with Baby Sam. And when he’s asleep, that’s the only time I can do my blogging.
But more often than not, the time I get for blogging is not enough. And once my husband gets back from work, he will want to use the laptop. And there’s his mom and brother too. So there’s 4 people sharing in one laptop.
So as you can see, I really need my own laptop, or at least that’s how I feel. It’s not just something I want. It’s something that I need. So I talked to my hubby about it. He said his plan was to get a Macbook next year after we get our tax refund. So knowing that we don’t have a lot of extra money right now (which isn’t exactly true because we just purchased a $10-hour massage package at a spa), I told him I’ll only get a laptop if I find one around $100. He initially said no. But seeing that his response made me really upset (I wasn’t smiling at him), he eventually said yes. He said he was worried about it turning slow but I told him about CleanMyMac X and I think that reassured him!
As he had expected, my face lit up.
I didn’t waste any time looking for second-hand laptops on the internet. It wasn’t easy. Most second-hand laptops are sold for at least $200.
***Watch out for Part 2 of this story on how I got a cheap but nice laptop.***