I have the use of one located on the 4th floor of the apartment complex where I live, but I live on the 1st floor. Invariably, I will leave the "computer room," make the trek back down to my apartment and remember something I should have done. Then I have to decide if it is worth it to go back or make a note to do it the next day.
It is not just that I have to go up there to work; others, descend on the computer room, as the day progresses. I go up at 6:30 AM so I can work in peace. There is usually a woman there a little later who plays games on the computer. In fact, that seems to be all that my neighbors use it for.
Another inconvenience is that I use the computer calendar for all of my appointments, etc. And guess what? I make appointments all day for all kinds of things, and I have to go up there again to enter them. I did print out my calendar to have at home, so I can make notations to add. Why all this trouble?
Well, when you get a little age on you, you have numerous doctor's appointments. I set them up on my calendar to send me a reminder a day before my actual appointment. Why? because my memory is on overdrive, and I sometimes forget what I am doing the next day. And I now need to make a plan.
So the Perils of Peggy are agoin' on. My senior income does not predict a time anytime soon where I can buy a new laptop. I am going to try to get a tablet so I can at least use email, my calendar, and other important tasks that I do. I will still have to come up to this computer room to write in my blog, since I understand from a professional who looked at my laptop, that it will be very hard to do things for this website since I will have to use a stylus for the keyboard.
I guess in the grand scheme of things, not having the use of my own computer is not a tragedy. But I have no fear that something like that can happen and probably WILL as I grow older. It's kismet.