Whoa!

Okay – so. I upgraded WordPress and it’s, um, different! I mean, I guess I like it and all but it’s going to take some getting used to. I guess that’s cool… It seems I have to get used to a lot of new things lately.

Friday night, I sort of got a wild hair (thanks to Sandy S!) and went out and bought a new computer system. Oh.my.stars. I love it. It’s a Dell Inspiron with a super fast processor and a HUGE hard drive. I also got a 19″ widescreen monitor and a new HP laser printer. It’s running Vista and I don’t care what the nay-sayers say…I really love Vista. It’s sleek and cool. And … did I mention cool? There’s this really awesome sidebar that you can add widget-like things. I have a Magic 8 Ball and a Virtual Flower Pot along with the temperature and a photo gallery that does a slideshow of all my photos. It rocks.

We had soccer Saturday morning and it was very cool. The high was only 58 or something like that. Plus it had rained, so the boys were muddy and dirty by the time they got off the field (we won though!).

Anyway… It took me nearly all day to get all my software loaded onto the new system and then about 3402984 hours to get all my data transferred. I was going to do it the old fashioned way – you know by copying everything on a CDs but that wasn’t working. And then CD9 got corrupted (CD9 of 12 that is) and I didn’t want to have to redo them all, so I decided to hell with it. I went back to Best Buy and got a Easy Transfer Cable. After four attempts with the cable, I finally got everything (including all my settings) over to the new machine.

Everything is GREAT.  Except for one thing. My wireless keyboard is not Vista-compatible and it absolutely WILL NOT work on the new machine. Even with the updated driver installed. Oh and it has a PS/2 connector and everything on the back of the machine is USB. So I had to get an adapter. Well, guess what? That doesn’t work either. So the adapter will go back to the store and I’ll get my $30 back. I guess I’m going to have to get a new keyboard because I can’t type on this one and I detest it. I want my wireless ergonomic keyboard with the wrist rest. Yes. I’m spoiled.

My entire office was in shambles Saturday night and I still wasn’t done getting everything put together. I finally gave up and went to bed about 11 because I knew I woul dhave to get up and start all over again on Sunday.

Which is exactly what I did. I started over with getting everything moved and organized. One thing the new system has done for me is forced me to organize and clean up my office. The new machine is so quiet. It doesn’t hum. It doesn’t buzz. The fan is so silent I don’t even know the machine is on. I.love.that. (The other machine was awfully loud.)

So Sunday morning, I got up and had coffee, ate breakfast. And when I looked around the house, I coudn’t stand the clutter. Started laundry and cleaned the bathrooms, vacuumed, cleaned the cat box, hung up my clothes. And finally finished tidying up the office.

Man, everything is so great in here now. It’s ROCKS. Plus I have two computer systems, now. I told the kiddo the old machine was all for him. He can play on it now and I don’t have to wait for him to get off to get work done. Hopefully now I can manage my time better.

I’m just gushy about this entire system. It’s my very first brand new computer system. Ever. Yes, ever. The ones I’ve had in the past were all hand-me-downs and I’m so thrilled to have something no one else has touched. Kinda makes me feel all warm inside. 🙂

Sunday afternoon Man #1 came by bearing gifts – a new mailbox! Mine is rusted, beat all to hell, and literally falling off the post. Nothing says romance like a new mailbox. No, seriously. He’s going to install it for me for free. And … he’s my new lawn boy too. I’m going to totally love having a lawn boy. It’ll be nice not having to mow the yard in 5000 degree temperatures. Yes, I’ll be spoiled to that, too. I, of course, told him I’d help out with the lawn. I can’t have a guilty conscious and allow him to do it all alone. I offered to edge, trim the hedges, and stuff like that. If he’ll just mow and bag it – well, that’s just fabulous.

And of course it helps he’s awfully cute. hehe

Okay, I guess that’s it for me. I think I’ve rambled on long enough. It’s time to get going to work and school. Happy Monday, all!

By Michelle

I love dragons, castles, fairies and elves. I drink coffee, wine and martinis. Fantasy, paranormal and contemporary romance author. Proud Texan.