don’t like to throw tIings away until it is absolutely necessary. My first car was a hand-me-down that had been through both of my older brothers. It had a reworked engine in it and worked wonderfully for me for a few years. My first television had belonged to my parents as did my first computer and first cellphone. It seems that the days of hand-me-downs is fading.
New devices that are slightly better than what you have comes on the market and you find you need it. But what do you do with the old one? So many people just throw them away. I like to get as much use out of it as I can.
In my closet sits my laptop. It finally quit on me after several months of misbehavior. While I was typing the screen would suddenly go black and I’d have to restart it. While researching it would suddenly shut off and turn back on. It got to the point where it wod not allow me to connect to the internet. I reset the computer back to factory settings and that worked for about a month and a half. Then it needed to be done again. Through resets and restore point the life of laptop was dragged out longer. Now it waits until I can get it in to a repair shop.
My old phone was given to my daughter who decided she she didn’t need a phone yet. My Nook is with my brother who is going to replace the cracked screen for me. I like knowing that I or someone else can get more use out of it.
Hand-me-down devices are all over my place. My kids got an Xbox last summer. It had belonged to my brother. My kids love it even though it does not always connect them to the internet like it is supposed to.
Have you ever taken a less than perfect second hand item and give it new life?