|Components Are from left to right - A, B, and C|
Enter one of my favourite frugality sayings: “Use it Up, Wear it Out, Make it Work, or Do Without!" Of course my power cord has already passed by the first two suggestions being completely used up and worn out. There is the option of doing without, however that means no computer at home, no online banking, limited communication with my family, no e-mail, no access to the many blogs I read or recipe sites, no TV shows or YouTube and no access to the many records that I keep electronically. Needless to say, being without my computer is not something that I particularly want. So I started thinking about making it work, without burning anything down. Then I realized that it's not the entire power cord that's shot, simply component A. There is no problems when I use the main cord (B) with the extension cord (C). I can make the power cord work by simply excluding component A and using B and C together all the time. Sure, it is a bit awkward because of the length, but it is much more preferable to tossing the lot and running out to buy a new one. Add to that the fact that I saved components A and C from the cord demolished by the kitten which means I have the added flexibility of two components Cs. (I did have two As but I haven't been able to locate the second one since my move. I'll let you know if it ever reappears.)
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