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Saturday, March 17, 2012

Looks Like I'm Due For A Shopping Spree

March 17, 2012

Good morning from my grayish, dampish little corner of the world.  I'm not complaining though, it's really quite comfy outside.  Well, Tootsie and I got up early this morning because we were expecting the cable repairman to be here to find out why my internet speed is so slow. 

This is, of course, is very similar to going to the dentist.  Once you get to the dentist, the achy tooth does not hurt anymore.  The cable man showed up, and of course the internet speed was acting rather well.  Go figure!  He did, however, find that my router needs to be updated to access the higher speeds. 

My router was top notch in it's day, but somewhere along the way the routers went from G to N.  How was I supposed to know this?   One would think that cable companies would send notices out to their customers explaining about when routers needed upgrading. 

Thursday night, Wayne stopped by to drop off my poor sickly laptop.  I can use it to do my puzzles, and to play with Photoshop, but that is all.  So, I've decided to just let it sit and wait for Wayne to come back from vacation.  Then he can take it back and wipe it clean.  There's a 50/50  chance that it will be fine after that, but it's not a guarantee. 

So, this morning I'm going through the sale flyers to see what is available for laptops at a good price.  I'm a shopper.  I do not like paying full retail if I don't have to.  On the other hand, I'm not going to pass up value for a sale price.  So I shop around.

If I decide to get a new laptop, my sickly laptop will go to someone else once it is fixed and clean.  This is how I do it when I get new tekky toys.  If my older toy is still good, I pass it along so that someone else can feel that good feeling one gets when they get a new toy.

I'd like to take a moment here to let Nani know that yes, you can be the green teletubby, and I will be the yellow one.  Someone else can be the red one, and I'm saving the purple one for Moo's memory.  He just loved that little purple tubby.

Today, I have some fun photos to share.  This first one was taken at Old Town in Kissimmee, Florida.   Audrey and I were having a little fun taking reflection photos in a shop window.

Next, I have a photo of a "bungee type" ride at Old Town.  My Michael and I used to watch folks on this ride, thinking all the while "You have to have rocks in your head to do this!"   It's sort of like a sling shot.  You sit on the seat, and you get flung way up into the clouds, then back down and then back up....    You definitely have to have a death wish to enjoy this contraption.

Last, but not least, here is another blossom from one of the many flowering shrubs that grow everywhere in Florida.  This one looks like it might be a great attraction for hummingbirds.

That's about all the news for this morning.  It's time now to rustle up some brunch for Tootsie and me.  Till tomorrow, Y'all have a fabulous day.

Hugs, Edna B.


The Queen Jester said...

Nice flowers. I agree with your thoughts on the bungee ride thing - no way! I like staying on the ground where I belong.

smiekeltje said...

Agree with you about cable companies being lazy to let us know about the so called augrades etc. And when they by accident do, it's all so hazy and not understable written, that we let it pass. LOL.
Hopw your laptop can be fixed by Wayne.
How does it feel to be back home and in the "usual"routine again?
Great shot from you and Audrey!
Going to have a real lazy day today,finishing a kit, perhaps start another one, watch and or listen a bit tv, wonderful!
Have a lovely day