Friday, November 19, 2010

Friday Smile - Where Kris joins the 21st century

I have no pictures for todays post, mostly because I didn't have time last night.  However I didn't want this weeks Friday Smile to pass me by without posting what's really making me smile.   I, finally, have a laptop!!!!!  Woohoo!  Jump for joy!

I've been wanting a laptop for a really long time but Husband didn't see the need for it and we already have a working desktop, so wouldn't agree to spend the money.  I finally started saving for one myself towards the beginning of this year.  Let me tell you, that's hard to do when my only income is my work check and that gets used towards bills and savings (aka - the money Husband didn't feel should go towards a laptop since it wasn't "needed").  Finally, though, I was able to save up enough for a laptop (ok...I admit...I wanted a gaming laptop so I had to save up a lot of $$$$) and was able to get an awesome deal on one last weekend.

The new love of my life arrived safe and sound at my house yesterday.  All I had time to do was set-up windows 7, install an anti-virus program, verify the router I set-up the day before worked, install Google Chrome, and password protect the laptop.

Tonight I'm looking forward to sitting on the couch and playing with the laptop while Husband watches tv.  From now on, you can expect that some of my blog posts will be created in random places around the house.  The library? You never know.  Pool side?  Perhaps.  Family room couch? Most definitely.  Bedroom?  I'm sure I'll have some lounging in bed and typing posts weekend afternoons.

7 comments:

bermudaonion said...

Woo hoo! I hope you love it!

Kris said...

Thanks Bermudaonion - I can't wait to play around on it and customize it some more tonight.

Literary Feline said...

Yay! I am glad you were able to get a laptop, Kris! I love mine. It's so convenient. I don't take it outside of the house much, but it's nice to be able to take it to any room I want.

(Diane) Bibliophile By the Sea said...

Kris....I am so happy for you. ENJOY

Beth F said...

Woooo Hooooo!!!!! It's so freeing. I had a hard time justifying it too but I love that I can blog and reading email from anywhere in the house and on the road.

I admit that I do most of my serious computer work on the big screen of the desktop, but the laptop is great.

Alison @ Welcome Sunshine Home said...

Hi! Congrats on your new laptop!

We're giving you a blog award. Come over to pick it up then pass it on! :)
http://welcomesunshinehome.blogspot.com/2010/11/and-award-goes-to.html

Alison
http://welcomesunshinehome.blogspot.com/

Kris said...

Literary Feline - I doubt I'll take mine outside much either, but I love being able to do stuff while watching tv.

Diane - Thanks! I'm loving it so far.

Beth - I think it's well worth the cost, even though it was very expensive. lol! I got a 17" monitor, so it's pretty darn big for me. I'll still have to use the desktop for some stuff though.

Alison - Thanks for the award! I'll create a blog post soon.