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Monday, December 28, 2009

Another learning curve!

I hope everyone had a wonderful and peaceful Christmas. I, of course, ate too much but that's a normal occurrence at Christmas!! We finally resorted to putting some of the chocolate in the freezer for a later date. If it's out where I can see it, there's no possible way it's going to last.

I had a huge shock when I opened my gifts. Shawn, RJ, Shawns girlfriend, and Jack went together and got me a new computer! I was rather expecting a new flat screen monitor because I've been borrowing one from Shawn for a few months, so I wasn't overly surprised when it was the first gift I opened. It's not quite as big as the one Shawn had loaned me and fits my space much better. I was a happy camper................................

................and then...................................

Gift # 2 also came in heavy box. I had absolutely no clue what was inside and you can imagine my surprise when I realized it was a new computer! I was completely stunned.

It's beautiful, it's wonderful, it's FAST, it's waaaaay smaller than my old one and gives me a lot more desk room. Right now it has Vista, but Shawn has ordered the newest Windows program. Of course Vista is way beyond what I had before, so there's a big learning curve.

I've spent most of today fiddling about with 'the book' because I found that the font I was using on the old computer isn't available on the new one, so I've had to do some changing about. That's a minor detail though!

Now Jack will 'inherit' my old one (despite his protests that he really doesn't want to play around with a computer). Nobody wants it, so he might as well spend some time learning on it.Who knows, I might be creating a monster if he finds out how much fun it is!! He's NOT getting his hands on mine!

Thanks guys! You're the best!


  1. WOW~~~ awesome~~~~~~~~~~~!!!!!!!!!!!

  2. How absolutely wonderful! You have some very special guys there.

  3. How wonderful for you. Now you know they do appreciate you and all you do for them. I have vista on my Toshiba laptop and haven't had any problem. Harv just ordered a new laptop and it has the new Windows 7 on it. He is on a learning curve with it and my son bought him the Dummy book for Windows 7. Not that he is suggesting his Dad is a dummy but they are good books.

    Enjoy Mary Anne.


    ps - good to have you back.

  4. LUCKY YOU!!!!!!!!!

    I don't expect anyone will get a peep out of you while you play with your new toys!

    Thanks so much for ALL your lovely comments that you always leave for me. You are a darlin'

    Sending you blessings and good wishes for a wonderful 2010

    Carolyn xx


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