Sunday, November 23, 2008

Waiting...

Just waiting for the email to all download. In this age of technology we are still on dial up in the booneys (or maybe it's because we're cheap? I'm not sure?) Anyway, the slowness of our ancient computer is driving the old man crazy, so maybe Santa will be bringing on the High Speed for Christmas. Also a new computer. We have a nice new-to-us monitor (thanks Kidz!) but I am ashamed to say how old our CPU is (also a Sara cast off from an upgrade). The mouse port died about a month ago...there is only one USB port that we have the mouse plugged into, so if you want to download pictures or use a stick...well, let's just say you have to be creative. It's called Macgyver computing. We are waiting on the mad Christmas sales to pick up a good buy on a computer that should last us another 8 to 10 years (quit snickering Kittens!) Last night we went out to dinner with some friends. I had some amazing fish tacos (mmmm, my doggy bag is in the fridge...is it bad to eat fish tacos for breakfast?) I sewed the fabric covered snaps on my coat last night while we watched Criminal Minds, and it is good. (the coat that is). I will probably wear it to work today since I won't have to get on the bus with all the dogs today. Everything gets covered in dog hair when we ride the bus. Not that I'm complaining mind you, I love the dogs, I just don't want their hair all over my new fabulous coat. I'm eager to get sewing on some new things, but am trying to be quiet as my Hunny is still trying to sleep, which may not be happening since Peaches is being a little punk and screeching for me to come back into the dining room...crazy bird! They are restless this morning...trying to dump their freshly filled seed cups and who keeps pooping in the water dish? Come on...fess up! They have a couple of water dishes and a Lik-it, but every morning there are two piles in this particular dish. I moved it today to see if I can deter this nasty habit. I think super glue is made from the components of bird dung, because it forms a bond like you can't believe. Sorry for the randomosity of this post...how's that download coming? Ughh...we're on 53 of 67 emails and it's slowed again...must be some cute, picture laden email. 64...here it comes. Maybe I'll head over to Craigslist for awhile and stop torturing you Kittens...later...Mary

3 comments:

Sharon said...

How in the world do you ever get around to reading all the sewing blogs and posting on your own with the slow connection? It would drive me crazy *LOL*

Sewfast said...

I can access wireless on my laptop at work...my saving grace! :)

Kat said...

Mary, That is a great-looking coat!!! Yes, the process is slow but enjoyable. Now I'm working on winter wear (DS#1's lined jacket and my coat) while doing some Christmas sewing. My sample scarf was cut out last week.

I sure do remember the days of dial-up! We put off getting DSL for the longest time, then when we got it we asked ourselves why we waited so long. Part of it was money, but then our phone company had a great package deal for phone, TV, and high-speed Internet. I always wonder what high school students do these days that have dial-up and/or limited Inbox space. My daughter's Chem teacher sends his students whopping 15-20 Mb Powerpoint Presentations quite frequently.