Well, I’ve managed to crawl out of the sucking (in so many ways) blackness of technological meltdown just in time to say I hope all my American friends had a happy Thanksgiving. My evildoer cohort/benefactor, “X”, came through and I have a monitor to use until the new iMac’s come out in early January, at which time I will have a brand-spanking-new computer on which to play Sims… Ahem, I mean write.
Thanks to everyone for their well-wishes in my absence. I’ll be back to doing the rounds of blogs in a day or so. I have one last mission to accomplish before settling back into the writing routine–climbing into the fifteen-foot long, six-foot wide, peaked space that is what’s left of our attic (which was stuffed to the gills with everything we owned when we started renovations) and finding the Christmas decorations stored at the very back. While I’m at it, I suppose it would behoove me to locate my party clothes, as the Architect’s firm is having its annual gathering on Friday, and all my festive clothing is trapped somewhere amongst the rubble. Oh, and on that note, allow me to give a piece of advice to anyone getting ready to renovate; don’t smash the crap out of your closet until you have an official place to stash your duds. Boxes, trash bags and your grandmother’s old powder-blue suitcase with the jacked-up zipper are paltry substitutes for proper storage.
I’m looking forward to getting back into the loop, catching up on everyone’s brilliant posts and getting my writing going again.
Thanks again, X, for the loan. I promise the cats aren’t getting hair on it.
December 10th, 2008 at 6:53 pm
Steve — Changes, or disposing of evidence?Jay — Thanks. Good to be back.
December 9th, 2008 at 9:29 am
December 8th, 2008 at 7:31 pm
Good to see you back!Your renovation advice is especially relevant for me, as I firmly believe in carrying out all changes to my various rentals with kerosene and a match…
December 8th, 2008 at 5:07 pm
Laughingwolf — Nice. I’ll have to post what we get on ours once we purchase it. Less than a month to go now before the new ones come out. Whee!
December 5th, 2008 at 6:41 pm
i ordered mine loaded to the nuts: 4 gig ram, total 1 tb hd, 24″, nvidea graphics card, plus pre-installed final cut express 4 and a semi-pro music program [forget the name]
December 3rd, 2008 at 3:14 pm
Spy — Yeah, I love them, too, in spite of all that hassle. I managed to find four strings of completely lit tree lights yesterday, so the universe must be smiling on my endeavors.Charles — Not wise, but better than the alternative. And yes, I do know where it’s been. Scares me all the more (right, X?)Lana — I’d say the same about renovations, but it would be a lie. I think I like doing it, because even sitting here in my craphole computer room writing about it doesn’t make me want to take it all back or even fast-forward to completion time.Miladysa — Thank you very much. It’s nice to be back.Sidney — Preachin’ to the choir, brother. We have a seven year-old G4 that was All That back in the day. It’s now just too slow for the Architect–also known endearingly as the iArchitect due to his deep knowledge of all things Mac–to do anything at all work-wise on it, and is starting to get buggy and weird. So, the iMac is the most affordable–within the immovable Apple brand parameters–that will get us everything we need, including a 24 inch screen! I’m going to lose my manuscript on that thing. I’ll be by in a bit to check out your movie.Sqt — I guess this old one of ours will eventually become my personal computer if we can find a cheap, decent monitor. I’d love to not have to share, because while I do have it to myself all day, if I ever get an idea in the evening and want to write, I have to dance around the desk until the Architect is done doing whatever it is he’s doing.Laughingwolf — Sadly, the “what’s in your computer?” issue is not my department. I know there’s a bigger graphics card thrown in there somewhere, and that we’re holding off on more memory because it can be obtained cheaper elsewhere (when I was told this I was picturing a dark alley and rickety stalls loaded with bargain-priced brains). Other than that, I’d have to check with the iArchitect.
December 3rd, 2008 at 2:28 pm
ok, i have a new imac… what’s missing from it you’re getting?as for renos, yeah… ruddy time consumers, but wb!
December 3rd, 2008 at 2:32 am
I so want my own computer. Glad to see you back.
December 2nd, 2008 at 3:55 am
Hey, I have a MacBook now and I love it. I bet your iMac is going to be great. Apple rules. Check out the home movie I put together on iMovie. It’s on my blog.
December 2nd, 2008 at 12:09 am
Yay! Welcome back 😀
December 1st, 2008 at 7:51 pm
Glad to see you back! Thanks for the advice. I think I'll avoid the problem by never renovating again for as long as I live (doing a bathroom years ago w/my ex was more than enough, anyway!)Good luck with the decorations & duds!
December 1st, 2008 at 7:48 pm
Hum, interacting with a new computer monitor eh? Does that seem wise to you? Do you know where it’s been?
December 1st, 2008 at 6:26 pm
LOL, Welcome back! DH is putting up the Christmas decorations as we speak. Sheesh, it’s a chore, and then you gotta take them down.But I love them and wouldn’t know what to do without them.Good luck!