Wednesday, June 29, 2011

New Laptop

Today was a good day.  I'm typing my first post on my new laptop...wahoo!!  The jury is still out on whether I completely love it or not, but I do know it's going to take me a while to get used to it.  I bought another Dell because I'm a creature of habit, and I just wasn't ready to take the jump to the Mac.  That's probably a good thing considering the difficulty I'm having using Windows 7; whatever Apple has might have put me over the edge! As it is, I've already pushed several buttons typing this post that have changed the font size....a tad irritating.  All this while my husband and neighbor friend are accusing me of being unsocial, they're just jealous! As I'm typing this, Amy is reading one of my other posts on her phone.  I don't see a problem here, do you?

My parents had given me my old one for my birthday five or six years ago, and while I was very fond of it, it was time to replace it.  I had to move all my pictures to an external hard drive at Christmas because I was getting concerned that they were going to get lost in the big crash. 

As I'm griping that it's throwing my cursor in places I didn't put it, they inform me that I have to be putting my palm on the mouse pad...smarty pants!

Back to the story.  Recently, I can't even blog decently, downloading pictures to the post was almost unbearable at times.  It had a few cracks on the keyboard and had made more than a few trips to the repair store. 

I wasn't really in the market, but I came downstairs one Sunday morning a few weeks ago and my husband was watching QVC.  I did a double take and asked him, "What exactly are you watching?".  He replied something about a coworker saying he watches it and gets a lot of really cool stuff.  I thought, "Great, he really is old!", but I sat down and starting watching with him.  Getting through the really cool surge protector and trunk saver, my laptop was up next.  He had gone to wash his truck and I was supposed to be getting ready for church.  He walked back in to find me staring at the screen saying, "I need that."  He generally humors me, so he suggested I buy it.  I came back with, "Don't make fun of me, this is serious, I need this."  His reply back was, "Seriously, buy it."  Enough said, I picked up the phone and have been made fun of ever since.  It wouldn't have been a big deal except that I made fun of him first for watching the silly channel and then I'm the one that made the purchase!

It wasn't supposed to be delivered until July 5th, but I was surprised with an email saying today was the day.  I've already put all my pictures and videos back on it and am loving that they are all in one place again!  They are all still backed up on the external hard drive, but I really prefer to have them at my fingertips.  You never know when you might want to look at a picture of your kiddos from 2004 you know!

I hope everyone is having a great week, and pleases excuse any outrageous wasn't me! 


  1. How great!!!!! I know you are gonna be just soooo happy!!! Congrats on your new baby!!!

  2. I hate transitioning to a new computer because it means reorganizing everything, but then the joys of not dealing with all the old computer headaches start to overshadow the filing irritation. I hope this new one serves you well!

  3. I know this is late but congrats on the new puter! It comes with a learning curve but well worth it!

  4. Congrats for having anew laptop. When I had my new laptop, I was very happy. I'm sure, you are as well.

    Mary Joy from video-guitar-lessons-personal-teacher