In case I left anyone hanging by not concluding my story about my poorly functioning mouse, I just wanted to clue you in on the resolution.
I was pretty sure I was going to get a replacement, I just didn’t know if I was going to order one online, or go to the store and pick it up. I searched online and found many likely candidates at various price points. I figured I could quickly buy one and maybe even bundle it with some books that have been on my wish list for quite some time. The thing is I realized that I actually wanted to touch the thing as size and comfort level were going to be somewhat important.
After delays due to things beyond my control, I finally had the chance to go out today and pick one up. I chose a store that was convenient to me. Since Covid 19 we haven’t received too many flyers, so I didn’t even know if there was a sale or not. It is “back to school”, or so they believe at this point in time, so I expected things like computers and accessories to be on sale. As it turned out, one of my choices was on sale and I am now the proud owner of a new wireless mouse.
As I indicated would be most likely in the post, I salvaged an older, corded, mouse from the electronic scrap pile awaiting e-waste day. It was okay, but not much more than that. If I didn’t have to teach online, I probably could have put up with it for a while longer. However, the cord dangled and tickled my knees, it clicked loudly, and it scrolled…well, saying it scrolled is pretty much what I can say about it.
There are other things I could have spent money on–my back wheel isn’t true and a new one seems like the best option. I also should think about new, and slightly wider, tires. Also there are walls to paint and tools to buy. I could go on forever.
Now I just have to figure out how to use this new “block editor.