Amongst the many bad habits of my middle age is misplacing things. More properly, I think that I'm putting things away in a logical manner, but the logic is only temporary. It will suddenly occur to me that I have to have something, and then it can't be found.
And can't be found.
And cannot be found!
When I bought my last computer, I tried to make it as top of the line as I could. I wanted it to become my art machine. I bought Photoshop and Illustrator for it. I bought an expensive tablet for it. I maxed out the processor and the RAM (for the time). It cost me an enormous amount of money.
Of course things never turn out the way I want, and I got adept at Illustrator instead of using the tablet. When I developed a hardware conflict, the bonus RAM card that I paid $300 for had to come out, and later had to be replaced by the manufacturer. And had to come out again.
Then I moved.
In the four years I've been here, I've been unable to locate the RAM card. I've looked high and low. I looked in every box of knick-knacks. I opened every carton that came from the old computer room. It was nowhere to be found. So I had resigned myself to simply purchasing a new card. What's another hundred dollars really?
Last night, I thought that I should check my laptop bag. The RAM card is for an iMac. My notebook is a Gateway. What logic would I have for putting it there, except the card was small and the bag was for a computer? And yet, there it was! And much, much smaller than I remember. But the RAM card was found and so I severed all of the iMac's attachments and peripherals so that I could turn it upside down and install the card.
Of course, it takes a precision phillips screwdriver to remove the protecting plate. And I have two sets of precision screwdrivers.
But do you think I can find them?