Tuesday, June 23, 2015

Hello...

                                    

Vol-E

Yes, it's really me.

Here's what's been happening:

In October 2014, my son came to stay with us. Yay!
In November, I had the opportunity to purchase a used Windows 7 desktop computer from my employer for a very reasonable sum. I sold my old 2006 Windows XP computer on Craigslist.Yay!
Day after Christmas, the hard drive on the new computer died. Boo!
Soon after, we cancelled our internet service. I mean, who needed it with no computer?Boo!
In February 2015, my cellphone carrier told me I was using way too much data on my unlimited plan and kindly offered to buy me out. The amount they were offering would have been enough to pay for a nice new computer. Mostly Yay!
Except we ended up using it to buy a new refrigerator, which we'd been needing for about 11 months.Yay!
I switched cell providers but could not get unlimited data. Boo!All I could get was 5GB per month, which I managed to use up within about 2 weeks.Boo!
Everyone kept telling me about this thing called wi-fi, which sounded way too complicated for me.Boo!
But then somebody finally explained it. Yay!
At about the same time, a friend from church got rid of her old computer and now I have it.Yay!
Time to revisit the internet situation...
One of the BIG providers was running a special, which gives me a year of very affordable internet, and a wi-fi router, which I can use with my phone and not use so much data.Yay!
Which means I can post here again (hard to blog from a smartphone keyboard).Yay!

Meanwhile...
My son got:
A girlfriend in February,
A good-paying job in May,
And (with the aforementioned girlfriend), his own apartment in May.
...all Yay!

It's a new day. 

Now tell me: What's new with you? Use the comments!

Ta for now.