I had a cold all weekend, so I stayed inside. All. Bloody. Weekend. Two. Whole. Days.
It was mostly pretty boring.
I did exciting things like not get dressed till 1 in the afternoon. I managed to get a bit of laundry and cleaning done too, but that was quite sporadic. I just didn’t have the energy. Besides, I was sneezing and blowing my nose every ten seconds or so, which definitely cut into any activity I tried to do.
Finally, I simply parked myself in front of my laptop to watch old episodes of Buffy the Vampire Slayer. I never watched that show when it was first broadcast in the late 1990s, and I don’t know why. Maybe because it was too teenage? Whatever the reason, I missed a good thing then, but I’m thoroughly enjoying the show now. It’s not so much the vampire part that I like (I am NOT a true vampire fan, not at all!), but it is all presented in quite an intelligent, logical manner, and there’s lots of clever humour and wordplay that I enjoy. The characters are believable, and from my vantage point of 50+ years on the planet, teenage behaviour hasn’t fundamentally changed a whole lot – even if said teenagers are fighting vampires every night.
Anyway, Buffy was on for seven seasons, so I have a lot of episodes to catch up on. I’d already downloaded episodes up to Season 3, and I finished those by Saturday evening. DD already had Seasons 4 to 7 on her laptop (which I’m not permitted to touch), so on Sunday, she uploaded them to my external hard drive so that I could transfer them to my laptop.
Unfortunately, I only got some of them transferred. My laptop apparently had no more storage space. I couldn’t transfer everything over, and I wanted to! I wanted it all on my laptop, not on my stupid external hard drive! I didn’t want to have to drag that thing out and plug it in every time I wanted a Buffy fix!
The solution? Upgrade my laptop’s hard drive. For this, DD’s boyfriend is quite useful: he’s a computer tech guy (I may have mentioned this in the past. I do sometimes have computer issues, you know.). He works mostly on PCs and is not that familiar with Macs, but he does have access to cheaper computer parts than I do. Parts like hard drives. He says that a 750GB hard drive will fit in my laptop, will only cost me just above 100$ plus tax, AND he can install it for me.
So tomorrow, my computer storage problem will be solved.
But when I run out of Buffy episodes, that may be a whole other problem.