Saturday, November 26, 2011

Saturday: My computer's dead. Long live the computer I'm living with (at the moment)

So, I just finished writing a post and forgot to save it. Now, I have to do it all over again. The way the day has been going.

Yesterday, my Dell laptop died. I smelled something funny and sure enough, it was coming from the inner workings of the machine. I'm thinking it's either the battery or the hard drive. Lucky, the last time I took it into the Geek Squad at Best Buy, they suggested I buy a $159 extra hard drive. I did. Not sure if everything I've written since then was saved, but one can only hope. Best Buy said after four visits to their shop (somewhere down South) they will give me an exchange computer. Not a new one--probably a refurbished one. One that will need all kinds of repairs in the months and years to come. Why me?

I'm working on my no-so-old 13" laptop. I hated it and gave it to my boyfriend for Christmas. He didn't use it. Somehow it ended up back in my house. He's never claimed it. One thing that bothered me about this smaller computer was the small font. I had trouble seeing, and when i discovered the hour glass that makes the font bigger the print would spill beyond the screen. Since then, I've gotten new glasses, and I don't seem to have the same problems anymore. Hmmm.

My writing life: I decided it was about time for me to start writing again. Working on an ongoing blog and tweaking my website (and boy did it need tweaking) would be a good start. I'm also writing new reviews (as opposed to my several year old reviews)
I've just finished reading Snowman, the Eight Dollar Champion, which takes place in the town where I grew up. I new the DeLeyer family and I knew Snowman. I saw him perform at the National Horse Show at Madison Square Garden. That was like taking a trip back into the past. I also review the Hobbit, which I've read a zillion times, The Shack by William Young and as soon as I collect my thoughts, Explosion Eighteen, the latest Stephanie Plum novel by Janet Evanovich. Now, I'm working on Hope Rising, vignettes about horses who give children hope and vice-versa. Charming book. Sad, poignant and funny all at the same time. I strong recommend all those books. There are good and bad about each, but each is worth the time.

Take care everyone. Hope you have a great rest of Thanksgiving weekend.



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