But, alas, my Simming computer is dead. :( The power surge that killed the power supply also toasted the motherboard. It’s a proprietary Dell one, and it’s cheaper/less work to buy a new system rather than find/replace the thing. Plus, work has been nuts. The lead-up to Memorial Day always is, since it’s a huge movie-release weekend here in the States, and there’s always last-minute, OMG-the-world-is-ending crap happening.
Anyway, now that the super-crazy is over, I had some time/energy to search for a “new” Simming computer. I found a refurb HP machine on Newegg for $120 that ought to work well enough. It’s stripped-down and loaded with Win 7 Pro 64-bit (No way do I want Win 10) and has a newer, much faster processor than my old machine. I’ve got stuff to stick in it, like a video card and whatnot. The only thing I don’t have is more RAM for it, but it’s coming with 4GB, and that’ll do for TS2 until I can get more. I ordered it yesterday, but with the holiday it won’t ship until Tuesday, so I should have it by the end of next week. Then I’ll need to get everything loaded on it (UGH!), and i’ll be back in business. I had everything backed up on an external drive plus I’m going to stick the old hard drive in it (if it’s not damaged) to use as extra storage, so i’ll be good to go.
Hope everyone is well. I can’t really look at Tumblr since the Amazon app doesn’t really work and the dash doesn’t update. I’m surprised I can post with it, even. But, hopefully I’ll be back around for liking and commenting and all that next weekend.