… what you want to end up doing at either the most inconvenient or most inopportune time in your life. I learned this valuable lesson (again) a week or two ago when my daughter’s computer blew up a day before she had to return to University. You remember me talking about student computer safety tip how I wasn’t sure how I was going to give my other daughter a lifeboat in case her computer gave up, well I didn’t have to worry about that, because it blew up at a very bad time for me.
As background the computer had been giving my daughter problems pretty much from day one and had died at the end of the spring term. I managed to get it back up and running and it had been working OK for the summer, but I should have replaced the disk at the start of the summer, or replaced the system, but I kept thinking it would work just fine, but karma proved that I was mistaken in my faith in HP laptops (have I mentioned they are the Devil’s spawn?).
Did I do as I have been espousing to you good reader? I unfortunately did not and procrastinated, and paid the price later (over $600 for a replacement laptop computer). If I had just taken the system in for service at the start of the summer I would not be in the bind I am currently in (I also now have an extra laptop at home, which I suppose I should get serviced and then sell it?). This non-financial procrastination cost me the ultimate price, money, to fix, and that is the problem.
I have written about procrastination and finances but as I age I seem to find the things I don’t want to do always come back and bite me in the ass somehow. The biggest issue is that most problems can be fixed with money (other than health), and that is what ends up happening when you procrastinate on decisions (in life but financially as well), you will end up paying (in money, so literally) for it later.
The other nice part of this kind of bad decision is that you have hindsight to show you the exact path you should have taken in the first place, oh joy and happiness!