Fix or Buy New

I now face the ‘time that tries men’s souls.’ With a laptop this slow, is it more cost-effective to replace it or keep spending the time and aggravation to nurse it along. When Shakespeare wrote our first sentence, I think he was thinking the same thing about his writing nib that probably kept breaking or running out of ink.

It is a dilemma that has plagued us all for millennia. What is our hourly rate? How much do we drain from our schedule, trying on an endless quest to drag another six months out of something that continuously frustrates us?

There is a tipping point. I must consider my aggravation and what it does to my body. I have to consider my delay of work, And what’s that costs me. I have to consider the cost of my time and whether there is a fair price to charge for my time or if it is just something that I am wishing.

What I believe is we should think wisely and sanely. A new machine would last longer. My old laptop, then donated to a charity, would clean it up, fix it and give it to a school kid who does not have a computer.

I may shock those who read my blogs, presenting the articles in a timely and sane manner. It would help me focus on other problems without frustration.

Have you ever faced a dilemma over whether to repair or replace something?

Author: Mike Balof

A retired Air Force Master Sergeant, Mike used to lay in bed at night and worry about what would happen if his plant closed or found himself without a job. One day his plant closed. Rather than panic and hysteria (OK, maybe a little) Mike found himself carried away on the adventure of his life. Mike started with the best job he ever had working at Home Depot. He spent 8 years working with job seekers at a local workforce center, helping them to find employment. He then started his own company developing courses, writing books and urging others to follow their own paths into the future. Mike holds a Master of Arts in Adult Education and Training and a Bachelor of Business Management, earned through the University of Phoenix and an AAS degree in Electronics Systems Technology from the Community College of the Air Force. Mike is a member of the Delta Mu Delta Business Honor Society.

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