Wednesday, August 27, 2008

Roxy's Laptop Has Landed...but I Could Still Use a New One!

As my loyal Roxiticus Desperate Housewives readers know, my HP Pavillion notebook crashed a couple of weeks ago, only a few hours after I wrote my "Sympathy for the Housewife" post introducing a new Roxy's Best Of... WordPress community of blogs. My notebook, a 320GB hard drive loaded with Windows Vista Ultimate and all the latest tools for investment banking and blogging, was only a little over a year old, so I was able to ship it back to HP in a pine box for service under my extended warranty. Of course, they made no warranty that I would ever see my precious data, documents and photos ever again, so I ended up buying a newer cheaper version of the same laptop right off the shelf over at Staples in Chester, NJ, and restoring most of my life (but you can never get it all back, and I'm still struggling to find myself) to the new PC.

Good thing. Because Roxy's repaired laptop landed yesterday, and it's not quite the same. At all. I was sitting out on the screened-in porch at our beach house in Bay Head, New Jersey, and was delighted when the FedEx guy pulled up in his truck and handed my the huge package from HP. I ripped open the box, turned on my computer, and....a brand new shiny WELCOME screen labelled "test." All of my data...gone. All of my photos....gone. All of my preloaded Microsoft Office software...gone. Tabula rasa, a blank slate. I put it back in the box, hid it out of my sight under a desk in our home office, and hit the beach with Lynette, Susan, Rex, and all of our kids. Out of sight, out of mind.

Meanwhile, Charter Communications is asking, "Could you use a new laptop?" and offering Charter Laptop-a-Day Giveaway with the promise of "30 Days, 30 Laptops, 30 Winners."


I can order any Charter Communications service online and be automatically entered to win one of 30 HP Compaq Presario C770US Laptops (They're even offering up my brand)! Each laptop prize is valued at over $600. Here are the computer details:
  • New HP Compaq Presario C770US Notebook
  • Intel® Pentium® Dual-Core Processor
  • 15.4" WXGA Screen
  • 2GB RAM -160GB hard drive
  • DVD Burner
  • Built in Wi-Fi and Ethernet
  • Plus a NEOtec Laptop Backpack!

The first winner will be announced on September 1st, with one winner a day for the rest of the month. Plus everyone's a winner, as all online orders right now will also receive a Shell gas card valued up to $100. Charter is offering three great Back to School deals online – Charter High-Speed® Internet at $19.99 per month for 6 months, Charter Digital Home™ and High-Speed Internet at $69.98 per month for 6 months or Charter Digital Home™, High-Speed Internet, and Charter Telephone® at $99.97 per month for 12 months.

Sponsored by Charter Communications


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I am sorry to you .Some time it happens. don't worry.Thanks for informing us about the nice offer.Waiting for your next post like this.

Mariuca said...

Awwww sorry to hear abt ur laptop Roxy! Maybe, in time, it will feel like yours again, you just need to start using it again and fill it up with ur pics and what not. Have fun at the beach! :):):)

LadyJava said...

Wow.. sorry about your laptop.. I know how you can lose yourself when you lose your data like that...Cheer up though.. the weekend is near!! I'm heading back tomorrow so be gone for ONE whole day... unless I can hook on somehow..winky2

Mariuca said...

Roxy! Am here too, wishing u a great weekend with Rex and the kids. Thanks so much for all ur b'day wishes and I'll see u back here or at my place later! :)