So. I finally got all my pennies in a big (really big) old pile and bought myself a new computer. (a mac book)
Things sure have come a long way since the one I was using was made. (2001ish HP Pavillion — which we still use) Switching from a pc to a mac isn’t as shocking (so far) as I thought. It’s hard for me to really tell, though, since the kids are all over the photo booth thing and wanting to watch Family Dog and whatnot on youtube.
The best thing so far was going to the coffee shop around the corner to work the other morning. I felt like a grown up, and without anyone to point and demand and no possible way to get distracted by all the chores I have lined up, I finished my work in record time. I was really hoping that since I live so close to the coffee place, I could freeload off their wireless, but it doesn’t reach here so I’ll have to spring for my own setup. Then I’ll be able to read blogs in bed. (!!!) And, since my kids mostly sleep through the night now after ten years of not, I’m always awake with not much to do.
Oh, as a public service announcement, I should tell you that This American Life is now available for free in podcast form. It used to be that you had to pay, but no longer.
Things are looking way, way up.