My computer crashed! This has happened to me twice before in my lifetime (lost everything) and I still haven’t learned to back up everything.
None of it was really essential (I have learned to back that stuff up), but there were a lot of things on there that not having isn’t a tragedy, just an inconvenience.
The computer is old enough that buying a new one probably is more affordable than fixing the old one (if it can be fixed – the first computer I had that this happened to, I ended up paying half what a new computer would have costed just to hear “there’s nothing we can do.”)
My husband’s friend loaned me the computer I’m writing on at the moment. I’m very grateful, but it’s pretty wonky and unpredictable, “broken” really (which is why he was able to loan it to me), but at least I can do the essentials.
It’s funny though that what I’m “limited” to doing, is far more than my first computer was even able to do.
My weight loss has alot in common, but in the reverse way. I am celebrating successes that are so small, that several years ago I would have seen as failures. If I lost a quarter pound, I’m excited, when in my 20’s a quarter pound loss would have had me depressed and ready to quit. It’s funny what a change in perspective can do for you.