Blogging took a back seat for a week and a half while I transitioned from a desktop to a laptop in the free time I had outside of work. Hard to believe I didn't have a laptop before, huh? I must be the last person in the blogging world to get one. But hey, I operated out of a home office for the past 12 years where a desktop worked just fine. And the few times I traveled I could take my husband's laptop. Now I also have an outside office. Must have laptop now.
I was very excited when my laptop arrived late last week. Then all the work ('er I mean fun began). I spent several mind-numbing hours deleting files from my old computer dating back to 2000. I ruthlessly deleted scads of email folders that had been backed up numerous times in the past.
Over the ensuing days, I loaded up programs and files onto my new laptop. I learned how to get my laptop to work with two different printers. I learned how to use the wireless network at my outside office. I made friends with the touch pad, with some annoyance. In spite of my husband's smirking, I bought a mouse to use with my laptop when I'm doing extensive work on the computer. I'll admit it, I am a wimp and prefer using the mouse.
Last Sunday I purchased my laptop bag. For a woman, this is a decision that can't be based on price alone. It must be functional, of course, but also stylish and attractive, and manageable. At first I thought I'd just buy a cheap black one. That was before my eye caught sight of the beautiful coppery leather bag. It was of course at the top of the price line. Leather justifies its price. I bought it. To justify paying this price, I had to go to 3 additional stores just to make sure I got the best one at the best price. I determined that I got the best one, though not for the best price. One out of two isn't bad.
As I write this post, I'm sitting on the couch. I have never blogged before while sitting on a couch. Two nights ago I sat at the kitchen table with my laptop and paid bills online. I'm giddy thinking about all the places I can go with my laptop. Mobility has a quality all its own, doesn't it?
On my wishlist - special "umbrellas" to attach to laptops to allow me to type away out on my deck on sunny days. Someday someone will invent the screen that will make this possible!