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waiting and waiting and waiting…..

Posted in achilles, computer trouble, delivery man with tags , on February 11, 2008 by erin

I am not a good waiter, not as in a server at a restaurant but as in sitting around waiting for something or someone to arrive. I have patience in most areas of my life but this is not one of them. It does work both ways, I don’t like when people have to wait on me either.
I don’t like planning my day around the cable guy, or laundry dude or the UPS deliver-er. Today it’s the UPS deliver-er today. My new computer is supposed to arrive and so I am sitting here NOT patiently waiting and waiting and waiting for this blasted UPS delivery guy. Every other day his truck rumbles down the street at 11am and my dog barks his “hello” or rather his “get the hell off my street” not so today, it is silent except for the 30mph wind gusts. Now it’s almost 2pm and no sign of the guy. I wait here at the computer because I have a full view of the street so I can intervene when he arrives. My goal is to prevent my barking dog from waking the napping baby-that’s really my main concern and I know as soon as I start doing the dishes the UPS deliver-er will arrive, knock on the door and barkingdog-wakingbaby will ensue. At any rate I guess it’s a good excuse to catch up on blogging. I hope your day was more productive.

PS. I’m already done with the pink. Too much. Back to my basic black and white with just a splash of color. Much better.

Computerlingo II

Posted in computer trouble with tags on February 5, 2008 by erin

Woo Hoo! I’m getting a new computer already! Yippie! I thought it would be several months but my husband said he would order it today, awesome! My oldie but goodie computer was an IBM thinkpad. The best ever, in my opinion. As you may or may not know IBM isn’t making PC’s any more but they sold their PC division to Lenovo. So I’m getting one from Lenovo it’s called an ideapad, it’s pretty rad! Here’s the link in case you are interested…….
http://shop.lenovo.com/SEUILibrary/controller/e/na/LenovoPortal/en_US/special-offers.workflow:ShowPromo?LandingPage=/All/US/Portals/HHO

Computerlingo

Posted in computer trouble with tags on February 4, 2008 by erin

I know nill about computers. If mine’s not working I take it immediately to the “experts” aka The Geek Squad. And that’s what I did today. I love my laptop, it’s been so faithful to me for nearly 4 years, it’s super fast and never had any issues until just recently. The “geek” over at Geek Squad threw a bunch of computer lingo at me today using words I don’t know but sounded like motherboard-severed-from-hard-drive(or something)-backup-ASAP-RAM-it’s-about-to-die-new-computer. Basically my ever faithful computer is at the end of it’s life. I’m a little sad. This computer and I have been through a lot together. I hate to see it go. So I might be in and out for a couple of months as I work on this dying computer and buying a new one. It was a good run ole’ computer. You will be missed.