“So, the guy said the new hard disc I bought and installed is broken. I’m now at $173.78. But it still doesn’t work. As you could see. Drive back to Fry’s. Exchange faulty hard drive. Instal new hard drive. Again. If I’m lucky, I save $100. Cheaper price-wise. But cost much higher: about two hours of driving and repairing.
I used to spend lots of emotional energy in the world of “would of, could of, should of”—hindsight. Not no more. I made a decision to fix my computer. Didn’t work out as I intended. I still made the right decision. Not looking back. Because, if I had known how many problems I was going to run into before I finished, I can’t think of a project I would have (ever) started.”