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Five years into widowhood, after one year of incredible happiness and nearly 14 years of single blessedness. Have given up perfect manicures and pretty hands in order to resume playing the soprano recorder and to see if I can figure out how to play bluegrass banjo. Singing in the shower. Still really, *really* love to knit!

Thursday, April 21, 2011

Not dead. Nor kidnapped by aliens.

I had a great vacation. Caught a fish that was half an inch too short to keep, but was bigger than the one he had to throw back. Too excited about catching a fish after nearly 40 years to remember to photograph it before he threw it back. Grinned for at least an hour afterward.

It was an excellent date. He fixed me breakfast. He fixed me lunch. He fixed me dinner. What’s not to like?

Electricity issues at home until Tuesday. Turns out it was an electric company problem. They sent a nice man out in a cherry-picker, who trimmed away a bunch of branches and restored power and coolness and sanity to my home. Well, maybe two out of three.

Spent an hour and a quarter on my cell phone with tech support at the phone company yesterday, only to discover that the problem is with my antivirus program. We were able to get me online, in safe mode, which feels distinctly unsafe to me. And of course, after I shut down that window, I could no longer log on, even in safe mode, even with the antivirus program uninstalled.

So I am doing what I should have done some time ago: getting a new computer. 2BDH is building me one, and I will have a terabyte of memory [as compared with my current 4 gigs; I’ll wait while you all stop snickering], and his four old flat-screen monitors, when we are done. I have just printed off tomorrow’s paycheck, which is even larger than I had guesstimated. In a little while I will call him and let him know it’s a go.

I am a little spoiled by my workstation here at the office. I have dual monitors, and they increase my efficiency dramatically. I think it will be seriously cool to have four monitors at home. I can have Ravelry up on one, my blog on another, Facebook on a third, and design apps on the fourth.

I can Facebook from my mobile phone, but I have yet to enable mobile blogging. I may or may not remedy that after posting this, or maybe tomorrow. I came in early to work, so I could reconcile my checking account and pull some other information together.

And now it is ten minutes until the time they pay me to be here, so I am going to post this and bid you a gracious adieu for probably another week We are doing three-day shipping; I might have my new computer up and running by Wednesday or Thursday (the temple will be closed for two weeks, so I’m off the hook for next Thursday). In the meantime, I do have email via my phone, and you can reach me on Facebook.


Angeluna said...

Checked in to see if you caught a fish. Congratulations!

Jenni said...

Yeah for embracing (real) new technology. Now you will be able to use your iPod.

nekokoi said...

..you realize that i have a thumb drive with the same capacity as your dead computer? xD i use it to pass files to my sisters a few at a time.

i'm happy you're finally upgrading though, being able to use your iPod will be awesome for you, i think. i know i'd go crazy without mine sometimes.

Bonnie said...

I'm just as glad as the rest of them that you are finally entering the 21st century. Hurray!