Just because my husband needed a windows laptop for his als I cannot get a Mac

@suspenseful (40316)
Canada
August 10, 2010 12:27pm CST
My husband got a laptop because he could not use his hands and had to use a dot on his nose to point out the letters on the keyboard and it would type automatically. That program was only made for Windows. Also because he only uses the computer for emails and surfing, there was no need for him to get a top of the line or a middle of the rode model. It does have a large hard drive and is 64 but not the best. Now I have been saving money for a Macbook Pto. I do not have enough because I was also considering the extra keyboard, 3 yr warranty, case, etc. But now my husband might not live for more then 2 or 3 months and even though I have some set aside for the funeral plot and we are going to get money from selling the van, my sons advice that I do not get the Mac but use the Windows laptop instead. On top of that, our fridge is going, but I figured that I would have enough for all three, since I am using the money I make online to buy the Mac and the money from our pensions, etc. for the funeral and the refrigerator. It is not as if I am going right now and buying, but what I want is to have enough money for it and the taxes on the Mac as well as some interest. The trouble is if I wait too long, because my husband will be dead, my credit rating will go down, so I just cannot switch the computer money over to the funeral money because then it would mean no Mac. I am a writer who writes science fiction fantasy and I need one that does for making ujp maps, new music.etc and will not break down. So just because my husband got a windows laptop because he needed it does it mean that is the only choice I have?
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@Lakota12 (42684)
• United States
11 Aug 10
Why would your credit rateing go down as you are keeping up with the payments and all ? Mine didnt go down untill I got behind on some bills. BUt I am building it back up!
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@suspenseful (40316)
• Canada
11 Aug 10
I did not know that. I assumed by seeing the old ladies having to open their purses and bring out the cash or using their debit cards that as soon as their husbands passed away, that meant that they lost their credit rating.
@Lakota12 (42684)
• United States
12 Aug 10
WEll here that isnt the case I use cash or my ATM dibet card mostly debit card fo I dont want to write checks or have much money on me. cedit didnt go down for we kept ever yhtng currant and didnt have credit cards. Now I have credit cards and they are a pain to keep paid down! Id like to get rid of them they are a pain to behold for sure.
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@suspenseful (40316)
• Canada
13 Aug 10
I do not like carrying much cash around with me. And I also want to keep money in the bank and with a debit card, I would have to make sure I have enough money at the time. Most of our pension comes in at the end of the month, and our main credit card statement is due about a week later. The other one comes in the middle of the month and since I just use it for personal and clothes for myself right now, there is not month. So if I have to pay cash for anything, unless I know that in so many weeks or months I will have to get so and so and they only accept a check or cash, I am stuck. I also hate to take money from one account that I put aside for certain things, like emergency *if one of us got into an accident* or "to use until the will is probated" and use it for something else.
@carmelanirel (20979)
• United States
10 Aug 10
So you need a Mac to make up maps for your writing? You can't do that on windows? I don't know much about making up maps, but I think I did hear that artists do prefer Mac to PC..I myself prefer the PC because even though they don't break down as easily, once they do, since parts are more rare it is more expensive to repair. Can you maybe get a used one for just your writing? Then it may not cost as much..
@suspenseful (40316)
• Canada
11 Aug 10
It is just that I have never had much success with windows and the main reason they want me to use it besides the cost is dad already has a windows laptop so why not forget about the Mac And use windows instead . But I already figured the cost into the equation and I am the type who buys stuff of quality. For instance I had a purse that last 10 years and I will not tell you how long I had my kitchenaide The point is I think that there are people like me who like the Mac and feel they have to justify the reason or are supposed to feel guilty because they did not choose windows
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• United States
11 Aug 10
I don't need you to justify, I was just wondering..I think buying quality is a good thing..Yes you do spend more, but it lasts so much longer..But still, what if you could buy one used?? Some people just want a different computer and end up selling the one they have, not that there is anything wrong with it..My sister in law got a windows laptop for 50.00 on craigslist..I am sure you could probably get a good deal if you look around..
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• United States
13 Aug 10
That's understandable, but sometimes people sell their old laptops not because they have problems, but because they upgraded or someone had rebuilt a laptop and is selling it for the work that was done to it..
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@Thoroughrob (11750)
• United States
11 Aug 10
If you need it, you need it. Maybe you can sell his when he is done with it. It always is something isn't it. Take care of you!
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@suspenseful (40316)
• Canada
11 Aug 10
I was thinking of that. I am going to use the free word processor with the Mac, so I really would not need to buy Word with it. I am a bit more confident about my grammar and they do have a dictionary on it. So it is much easier.
@Grandmaof2 (7603)
• Canada
11 Aug 10
I am really sorry but I have been reading all your posts now for the past two years or so and the more I read the more I knew I just have to delete you from my friends list. I think you are one very selfish individual and if I am punished for saying so I can at least say I spoke the truth as I see it. For a very long time you have done nothing short of complaining constantly about your husband. He is dying for the love of God think about what you say. It's always about You You You. One day the man that built your credit rating will be gone. You're right so appreciate him while you have him. He was willing to move to an old folks home long ago and you fought that too so now I think you need to put on your big girl panties and suck it up.
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• United States
10 Aug 10
I know nothing about the computer sorry. I just wanted to say I am sorry to hear about your dear husband. I hope all will be at it's best. take care.
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