Bill Roper (billroper) wrote,
Bill Roper

Plan B. And Plan C. And...

I noticed that Google claimed that the CompUSA in Naperville had one of the LGA 1155 motherboards that I was looking for, so I suggested to daisy_knotwise that we drive down there after her harmonica class and see if it was true. (The comments about the store suggested that phoning was likely to be worse than useless.) Gretchen said, "Sure!"

And then she got to the first session of her two session harmonica class and the instructor never showed. So instead of being there for two hours, she left after half-an-hour of chatting with the other students. Since she was home so early, I figured that it would make more sense for me to go down and back rather than condemning Katie and Julie to a few hours in the car. Gretchen agreed, so I set out.

The motherboard was listed as "1 in stock" on the computer, but it wasn't on the shelf, wasn't on display, and the fellow who I asked about it wouldn't look in back, because "It wouldn't be there. The computer must be wrong." They did have three other LGA 1155 motherboards on display, all of the same type, all of which had been recalled. This wasn't encouraging in any case. Given the distance and the traffic, I doubt I'll go back there again.

I stopped by Fry's on the way home on the off chance that they'd gotten any of the revised motherboards, but they hadn't. I took advantage of the opportunity to pick up a camera case for the DSLR and the new camcorder. I also grabbed a couple of Wii games for the girls and a very inexpensive but functional pair of Vivitar binoculars for each of them.

And Godiva chocolate for Gretchen who had not only been deprived of her harmonica class, but who had been left with both girls during the back end of the afternoon.

It seemed only fair.
Tags: computers, home, kids, musings, tech

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