Monday, January 12, 2015

Where Does the Time Go?

Decluttering, yes, but not all the time, what else have I been up to.  Well, I try to find time each day to play the piano, finally teaching myself to play was a major step for me and I want to keep it up.  Though my back is still not right, and probably won't be till it warms up and dries up here,  I still walk a couple of miles each day and exercise.
Then Friday, with other things sorted out, I sat down to order a new computer.  Mine has not died, but it's about 8 years old and in computer years that's about 800 years, so it was time for a new one.  I was tired of going to sites and being told my system was too old.  I couldn't even put Skype on my machine.  Anyway I went on-line, found the I-Mac I wanted, it had to be a Mac, we've always had Macs and even though they're a bit more expensive they're worth it, Macs don't die, they just get old.  Next I contacted a company we'd done business with before and called them up, ordered what I wanted,  and then it got complicated.  They no longer do their own financing and sent me to another site.  Now I could pay cash, but if a company will give me 6 months same as cash I save my money and go that way.  Several calls later, many misunderstandings and I cancelled my order, I was not happy.
I then contacted Apple directly, ordered my Mac and it will be here Tuesday or Wednesday, no problems, no hassles, just a quick sale.
Today it's raining, in fact they've forecast rain for most of the week, grumble, grumble.  Other than an umbrella I have no rain gear, no waterproof anyway.  So when we went to walk this morning, I got wet and I grumbled.  It's not that I mind getting wet, it's that I hate changing clothes!  I'd have been a terrible Edwardian (watched Downton Abbey last night), I'd have worn the same clothes all day and people would have thought there was something weird about me.
But anyway, I'm in dry clothes now, getting ready to go make some Springy pillows, work on the puzzle that's trying to drive me round the bend and work on a new painting --- I have one started and I'm going to start another. Hope you have a good week.


  1. Maybe I need a new computer.
    Keep dry. You can buy wellies and a slicker on line, too. :-)

  2. Enjoy your Mac when it arrives - I wouldn't have any other computer either, they are brilliant.

  3. I wouldn't be without my Mac either. Sounds like you could do with a rain mac as well with all that wet weather.! :)) P x

  4. So annoying when you have to do computer things and it doesn't work, I hope that the new one is a charm for you! It was beautiful blue sky here earlier then we had the most terrific downpour and thunder and lightning - when I was out doing errands of course! - and now it is back to grey! I hope that you were not too wet, although I guess if you needed dry clothes you were. As others have said, you can order a new coat when you get your new computer! Stay dry for the rest of the day! xx

  5. Two miles a day is good but I agree it's miserable when the weather is bad. I got a cold last week after getting very wet in the rain.

  6. I am trying to keep my walking up too.
    Enjoy your new computer you will have fun setting it up. Good thing to do when it is pouring rain.

    cheers, parsnip

  7. How exciting -- a new computer! I need some repairs but I'm putting off taking it in because I just know they are going to tell me to buy a new one. I think mine is going on five.


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