Monday, April 27, 2009

Laptop City Baby

At last …

I now own a laptop computer.

I have been so spoiled.

My husband has always set up our home systems.

Being a computer nerd and all.

This time I was going to set it up myself.

I started off having trouble just opening the box.

Too much tape.

Next all the cardboard and plastic.

Finding the release hatch wasn't easy.

I couldn’t get the thing open for my life.

Hubby had to help.

I thought, well this is going well.

Once I did that, I found the instructions that of course told me
where the release hatch was located.

Hubby tried to have me figure out how to get the laptop connected to our internet.

I was taking way too long to figure that one out
so he finally did that for me.

Thank You Very Much.

I was like, What ... this will take forever to set up.

Novice World ...

Next, was figuring out how to install the 60 day free office trial.

I clicked the wrong one and got a message that basically said,

No, you silly first time laptop user … try again. Dah Ville

We got one already installed into the puter but didn't know it.

Thus, the 1st key code we got wouldn't work.

Though I tried for 10 minutes before we noticed the button.

I was too busy opening the cardboard to notice the thingy on the side of the screen.

After clicking the correct button, I got my 2nd key code and wa la …
I was let into the wonders of office.
That only took an hour.

Anyway, a few words later we, yes, by then he was helping me,
finally found what we were supposed to do.

When office was set up, I found my lovely word program which I am using now.

I think I will like this.

Being mobile.

I’m at the kitchen table and not in the den.

That’s a first.

The keyboard is a bit smaller than what I am used to but other than that I think I’m in beginner laptop heaven.

I know that most people have laptops.

Got them a long time ago.

I might be old but I’ve finally got my own.

I went from mowing the lawn with my dogs to the electronic gadgets store.

Not bad for a Sunday afternoon.

And, yes, this also brings me peace.

Well, after figuring out all the gadgets…


Karen said...

JC...A laptop is very high on my wish list. Maybe when we get both of our girls through the meantime I am stuck here in the sunroom. But its not so bad, because Molly dog is in here while she recuperates.

Anonymous said...

We got our first laptop in January. It too me a while to adjust to not having a mouse to scroll around with. I do love it though. I love to be able to bring it with me to meetings or to the couch or in the bed (I try not to do this often). Sounds like you are really enjoying yours already! Glad it brings you peace!
~Dana from The Creek~

Noll's Nip said...

Excellent! Enjoy :)

P.S., true confession...I thought my notebook was broke right out of the box...because I didn't understand where the mouse

JC said...

So I just wrote something on it but wow did it take a while. I'm back on the den puter.

I keep getting pop ups from the free office trial thingy.

I figured that out but the copy and paste .. can't do that quite yet.

I'll get used to it though ..

The finger instead of the mouse ... I thought the cat took it LOL

LeAnn said...

JC~ Girl you are the Blog Queen!! I am so impressed! YOur content is so much more meaningful than my silly musings!!
(I am trying so hard to get OUT of my head these days!!)
So proud to have inspired YOU even a little bit!!!
YOU GO!!!!

There comes a time in your life when you walk away from all of the drama and the people who create it. You surround yourself with people who make you laugh. Forget the bad and focus on the good. Love the people who treat you right and pray for those who don’t. Life is too short to be anything but happy. Falling down is part of life, getting back up is living.

~ Jose N. Harris

Characters In My Garden

Purr Gang ~ My five cats

Cats ~ Al, Ashton Rosevelt, Jasmine Marie, Riley Andrew & Meredith Ann

Fur Gang ~ Jodie Isabella and Sally Jean
(The Original member, Sweet Bella is in memory only now. Maddy Jean, another original member, past away in August of 2014)

Mr. Boatman ~ my husband who likes boats

DD ~ my daughter who graduated and is now out living in the real world

DS or Dson ~ my son is studying computer science and math

Maddy Jean & Bella

Maddy Jean & Bella
Both gone but never forgotten

Jodie Isabella

Jodie Isabella


I adopted him from our local Humane Society


Adopted from my local horse supply store


I adopted her from Purrfect Pals


I adopted him from the local Humane Society

Meredith Ann

Meredith Ann
I adopted her from Purrfect Pals