Help me handle the loss of a cherished friend.

@ajk111 (2527)
May 19, 2011 5:54pm CST
I wonder how my friends and fellow mylotters handle the loss of a close friend? last night the worst thing in the world came to pass. My computer crashed and died. This means i have to be absent for a long time! currently i am using my sons' girlfriends laptop but she will be taking the laptop back this sunday. she needs it for her uni work. I ask you! is university more important than mylot!!!!!! on a serious note, those that have been daft enough to laugh at my day to day meanderings, i do not know when i can afford a new PC so i will respond from time to time on my MIL's PC. but i have life up till saturday night How do you handle a uninvited loss of mylot? i am not looking forward to it!
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@allknowing (72674)
• India
20 May 11
Go get a new one ajk. Don't say you cannot afford one and that will be an insult to myLot!
@ajk111 (2527)
20 May 11
i took to the streets with my banjo and sang and danced for the crowds to raise money but i was so bad they took money off me! time for plan B
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@allknowing (72674)
• India
20 May 11
Good Luck with our Plan B whatever it is. You better keep it under wraps!
@thesids (22351)
• Bhubaneswar, India
20 May 11
Hi ajk That is terrible and I can understand what you are going through. I lost a PC a few months back and so I can relate to all this. Anyways, now that the chances are initiated, I can recommend you using the MyLot from a Hi-tech Cell Phone - at least it will help you catch up with some of the virtual world. A few months back a friend of mine had met with an accident and was hospitalized. I remember borrowing one of these Hi-Tech gadets from another friend as I used to stay with him as an attendant for a few days and I really needed to be a light sleeper during the nights... that worked but it was a not so good experience... Maybe I am not that versed with typing on a micro keyboard
@ajk111 (2527)
20 May 11
thats a good option thesids but these phones are as dear as a new pc i wrote a long response to your discussion on friends and when i pressed post the pc lost connection! i will try again later
• United States
20 May 11
I was not expecting the subject of your post to be about Mylot. That's funny, I was expecting it to be about a friend dying, something really depressing. I would probably just find something else to do. I'm usually playing games on my iPod. That keeps me entertained. I guess losing MyLot for a little while wouldn't bother me because I'm not as addicted to it as I was when I first joined the site. I've just recently been getting back into it.
@ajk111 (2527)
20 May 11
i do like mylot as it is the only place that listens to my ramblings. if i do it outside i will probably get put in a straight jacket and locked up!
@gloryacam (5543)
• Philippines
20 May 11
Oh, sad to hear about your loss. Isn't there anything that can be done to your computer? Maybe show it to computer experts or something? I couldn't imagine life without mylot since I've been on it. I do hope you find a solution to this, and so in the meantime, enjoy it while you can.
@ajk111 (2527)
20 May 11
prob be cheaper to buy a new one. but you are right, i am going to make the most of it!
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@sender621 (14956)
• United States
19 May 11
It can be difficult to lose a close friend at any time in your life. It is never an easy relationship to let go go of. hold on the treasured memmories you have with that friend. they will mean so much to you now that this friend is gond from your life. as long as you keep that person in your heart, it will be a friendship you will always have. Don't think of the loss so so much as what that friendships gave your life.
@ajk111 (2527)
19 May 11
thank you for those beautiful words. now the dark clouds disperse and the light eminates. thank you.
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@yoyo1198 (3643)
• United States
19 May 11
Oh, I have had that happen to me. As above, I would use the computers at the library and go to a friend's place and use theirs. Finally, I did without a lot of things and went to a computer repair place and they sold me a used one for not a large amount of money. So while I was using the used computer, I saved up and bought a better one. You might want to look into getting a reworked machine at a repair place. They usually have several setting around.
@ajk111 (2527)
19 May 11
excellent suggestion! i should of thought of that as this computer crashed 3 yrs ago and the IT dept at work rebuilt it. sadly i am no longer at that place of work and it was a disaster waitingto happen. I will look into that
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@mysdianait (64147)
• Italy
21 May 11
When a close friend moves on, it is so sad for those who are left behind While I am near to you in this sad moment... I am also wondering if you have thought about your friends here and what they are going to be doing until you get a replacement It's the week-end so time for a shopping spree don't you think? Don't they have yard sales up where you are?
@ravisivan (14053)
• India
20 May 11
U are in UK. Are there browsing centres like we have in chennai, India. Even if they are there are the charges at least commensurate with what one may get in mylotting. this again tells us nothing in the world is permanent. Everything changes. We have to change with everything. In fact sometimes myself and my wife use to fight for laptop time. Mostly we will adjust. It happens. some solution will come soon. have a good day