Lately my little computer has been showing its age. Files have taken longer to open and to save, and more often I've gotten a “not responding” message.
I'd started to look at laptops in the weekend ads from big box stores.
But I don't want to learn Windows 8, and what use is a touch screen? Besides, our household is still digesting the expense of a new water heater.
So this past weekend as snow and fog kept me inside, I decided my computer needed a spring cleaning.
I deleted the download cache, transferred little-used video and audio files to my backup hard drive, and ran some overdue diagnostics. I discarded in-progress versions of long-completed projects. And I emptied the recycle bin.
Now the C and D drives show significantly more free space. And this past hour, each function again seems normal.
Looks like the next few assignment checks can instead go toward the water heater.