Change is hard for me. Very hard. I would rather put up with something that barely works than get something new that I have to learn. Such is the case with computers.
I have an older computer, probably seven or eight years old. Was spiffy when I got it, but lately it has not been the best. Kept freezing up, had to start it with the recovery disk, just wasn't something I had any fun with anymore. So, for the past.....oh, I don't know....two years(?) I have been perseverating about a new one. I have everyone's opinion and have made my head spin when I tried to sort it out. Then, one day recently, I read that Windows 7 was going to be discontinued in August and no computers would be sold with Windows 7 after December. After reading and hearing about all the problems with Windows 8, I thought do it now or be sorry. So, here I am typing on my new HP Pavilion computer. Jerry, the set up man, came today, put it all together, and although I am on a learning curve, I think this just might work.
Yesterday as I sat at the podium at Phipps, Mark, Curt and I began to talk. Curt was looking for a new pillow because he had a stiff neck. Remember when you could go into a store and just buy a pillow? No more. I have tried many different kinds. I have one for sleeping on your side. That worked for a while. You had to buy two for the price of one...$60. I didn't want two, wasn't even sure I wanted one. So I asked...I don't want two, so can I have one for $30? No, you have to buy two or pay $60. This was at Kohls. I found a woman looking at the same pillow, so we bought two and each paid $30. That pillow was good for awhile, but when I wanted to sleep on my stomach, it was a problem. Foam or feather, though I'm not sure what kind of feathers they are. Foam gets hot, so I went with feathers. Paid a lot again. Within six months it was flat. I put it in the dryer to try to fluff it. Nope, didn't work. Ended up at K-Mart and bought one for $10. If necessary, I'll replace it every six months. What ever happened to a good pillow?????
Wonderful fourth of July. Had to work, but went to Linda and Scott's for dinner. Scott grilled burgers and everyone was there. Had a wonderful time playing yard games, eating, watching fireworks and watching Scott, Matt and Mike so excited about setting off the legal ones in the back yard. A great night for all, I think.
Remembering things about my childhood. Remember hot summer nights when you would sleep on the porch? I do. I remember window fans when we had no air conditioning. Did you ever ride a bicycle down a hill and feel the wind on a hot summer day? And the Goodie Bar man and the sweet sound of his music. Doors unlocked and left open all night. Gone are the days!
Alyssa went to see One Direction last night with Cheryl's daughter, Sam. Matt had a semi-final tournament ball game. They lost that tournament. Katie had to work, but she is getting ready for her performance in West Side Story. Soon after that will be another road trip, this year to the Grand Canyon. Getting so excited...even going on a smooth rafting trip.
And the good news? This computer has run an ongoing spell check!