Yesterday the Purolator man delivered the big fella’s Christmas gift to me, a new laptop!! It’s pretty darn slick – a ‘Studio 17’ (in midnight blue). I pumped it up as much as I could, 4 GB of RAM, etc. Strangely enough when we were looking at them a couple of days earlier, a 500 gig hard drive was available, but when we actually placed the order, it was only the 320 gig drive (“only” – heh – my other laptop had a 34 gig hard drive). I have the 500 gig external drive that I just got, so I should be fine.
Vista (or Mojave, depending on which MS commercial you watch) is interesting. It looks a lot different than XP. I think I like it okay. I’ve spent the morning loading on software and files onto the new machine, installing printers and peripherals. And it has a built-in webcam, so I can see Ande and I “teleconferencing” via Skype.
The weather has improved just slightly, but still not warm enough to take the poopers for a decent walk. The forecast is calling for low 20s as daytime highs for the next several days. I guess we’ll just play in the back yard so they can go inside when they get too cold.
The big fella was away a couple of nights this week. Sabrina not only took over his side of the bed, but she crowded me almost out on my side. After I got out of bed yesterday she snuggled in and kept sleeping for another couple of hours. Tough life.
I’ve got knitting and chores to do … but I want to check out a few things on this new machine first!