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Ahem. My computer is on the way. I don’t have an ETA yet. It’s not actually in the tracking system for another couple of hours.

And it’s 3-5 day shipping, so we’re looking at next week.

I’m’onna come out of my skin.


Comment from OldFert
Time: December 5, 2018, 9:51 pm

Congratulations! But…
Three to five days? I could see that if it was, say, being shipped from San Diego to Miami, but within the UK? I thought everything there was no more than a day’s bus ride from each other.
Is it going through Paris or something?

Comment from Deborah HH
Time: December 5, 2018, 10:35 pm

Steady on. Tell us about your first computer. I like first computer stories. I had a Radio Shack TRS80-4P.

Comment from Uncle Al
Time: December 6, 2018, 3:33 am

1st computer: Kaypro 2 luggable: 29 lbs. CP/M 8-bit operating system, Z80 processor, 64K RAM, 9″ monitor, dual 5¼” floppies. Purchased in 1982 or 1983.

Comment from catnip
Time: December 6, 2018, 3:36 am

I’m more excited about yours than mine. Will you share the un-boxing? I love un-boxings.

Comment from M
Time: December 6, 2018, 4:21 am

Isn’t this an English company? England is roughly the same size as FLORIDA. Why not just go pick it up? My brother in law was in a car accident today driving from their place up north to their vacation home in Fl.. He was injured and their Husky was killed. My husband is driving 2&1/2 hours one way on a work night to pick up their dead dog from the side of the high way so she won’t have to lay there the extra three hours it will take the wife and sons to get there. ‘Merica.

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Time: December 6, 2018, 4:30 am


Comment from dissent555
Time: December 6, 2018, 6:03 am

Well, on the plus side, you are quite safe from hackers.

Comment from Ric Fan
Time: December 6, 2018, 10:31 am

@M: Terrible news.

Comment from Anonymous
Time: December 6, 2018, 3:12 pm

That’s awful, M.

Comment from Deborah HH
Time: December 6, 2018, 4:01 pm

Very sad news, M. Your Husband is a good and kind man.

Comment from Drew458
Time: December 6, 2018, 7:19 pm

Someday your PC will show up. { this is the part where I don’t mention that Amazon will sell me a computer and have it delivered in less than 12 hours for free. }

M – very sorry about that terrible news.

Comment from DurnedYankee
Time: December 6, 2018, 7:25 pm

Geeze M, that’s awful.
How sad, for everybody.
Deborah is right, your husband’s a good egg.
There’s nothing about that drive that was good, except him.

Atari 400 & 800.

Comment from M
Time: December 7, 2018, 2:10 am

Thanks for the well wishes. BinL is going to be ok. After I pushed the button on that post I thought “That was just TOO much sharing”. I was a bit rattled. Sorry. And yes, husband is a really good man. I’m lucky.

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