Friday, March 18, 2011

You are now free to move about the cabin...

I have cut the to speak.

Back in 2004 my wonderful husband bought me my first laptop in the hopes that I would write the first of many bestsellers on it and he could retire early and become my manager. 

He's a dreamer, that one.

Over a year ago the screen died on the laptop. Just died for no reason, but the computer was still running.

My husband said we should just get a new one but I didn't want to buy a new one. I hadn't made any money using this one yet! 

So, being the cheap-o broad that I am I stole borrowed a flat panel monitor from my dad and hooked them together.

It effectively turned my laptop into a giant desktop PC but who was I to complain? It was still working.

But, I was chained...tethered...leashed. Laptops are supposed to be portable.

Long story short...too late...we invested in a new laptop just a few days ago. It was time. Things were flashing red. Things were slower than slow. Things were having issues.

So, I am now the proud owner of a brand new, faster than a speeding bullet, laptop.

I am hoping it is going to bring me some good luck with it. I would really like to use this one to bring in some extra bucks!

One thing I will have to get used to is working on Word 2010. I have been writing on Word 2003 all this time. Everything looks different, exciting and shiny, but different.


  1. Congratulations on the new laptop! I hope you enjoy breaking it in.

  2. My daughter loves Word 2010. I bet you will too, as soon as you see all that you can do with it.
    Best of everything on your new laptop.

  3. Congratulations on your new laptop!

    I signed up for the A-Z Blogging Challenge (number 472) and saw your name on the list so I just stopped by to check out your blog and say "Hi". I look forward to reading your "alphabet" posts in April.

  4. Congrats on the new laptop. I use a laptop, but keep it plugged in all the time, so it kind of defeats the purpose. LOL!

  5. Murees - Thank you. It's been fun so far. I am really looking forward to the nice weather when I can bring it out on the porch again.

    Mary - I hope so. I need to spend some time just looking around before I start on anything. Thanks for coming by.

    Gail - Welcome Gail. Thank you. I am very excited about April's challenge. Are you making a list or will you just wing it? Thanks for stopping in.

    Kristin - Set yourself free! Unless your battery doesn't last long. That happens too after a while. Have a good day!

  6. Don't think of it as wasted time or expense. It's all part of the process. Think of yourself as an apprentice. You'll get there, girlfriend! Keep writing!!

  7. I love getting a new computer. Wishing you lots of luck with it and hoping that bestseller comes from the keyboard.

  8. Liz - I will. I am! Really! Thank you!

    Rebecca - It was like Christmas in March! Thanks. I hope so too!

  9. Sarah - It is awesome super cool. Thanks for coming to visit!

  10. I got my laptop a year ago, although it has word 2007 it's not much different than 2010 and like you, after working on word 2003 for so long it took a while to get the hang of it. Maybe it's just me I have a really hard time with anything new when it come to computers... Good luck! New things can get those creative juices flowing.


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