Sorry about the blog silence. My ancient (12 years old? 13 YEARS OLD?) MacBook's battery just up and died, so convenient blogging with morning coffee became...inconvenient. I have written many posts in my head, and even started a few on paper, but they somehow don't magically appear here. I just don't want to sit in front of the elderly iMac anymore, it's too much like being at the office. Not that there's anything wrong with the office, but I sit in front of large, bright computer screens all day at work, and really need a change of posture and attitude when I get home.
So I just emptied my coin can (no, seriously, I have an old Harney's tea tin that has been collecting coins for this purpose for a year) and scraped the couch cushions, and went out of pocket for the rest, and dropped a couple hundred dollars on an "in a pinch" alternative to the shiny new Macbook real computer my soul covets. My soul will have to suck it up and make do.
I think this HP Stream 11.6-Inch Laptop (Intel Celeron, 2 GB RAM, 32 GB SSD, Violet Purple) with Office 365 Personal for One Year will get me by until I can afford a real (by this I of course mean an Apple) laptop. And damn it's just so cute! For writing in bed with coffee, I think it'll work just fine. It is precious! And it's purple! I suspect I'll have to pry it from Delaney's covetous fingers when she sees it. I'll get her one of her own when she can type, but until then, it wouldn't do her much good. It doesn't have a touch screen or any fancy stuff, it's a utilitarian little device that types words and shares them with the internets. But it's PURPLE, and it is my Christmas gift to me. (If my kids would like to get me a new, faster router, that would be really appreciated.)
Anyway, no drama here, just technical difficulties. Thank you to those who still stand by. I have plans for the Bossy Little Doghouse, I swear.
Next week, maybe?
P.S: For those who are wondering "Why doesn't she just buy a new battery for the Macbook?": A new battery for a 12 year old Macbook is hard to find, and therefore nearly as expensive as the entirely new notebook from HP. I can't update the OS on the Macbook anymore, it's just too old for all the newfangledness. It was still functional for Blogger but not much else, and if I had to pick where I would put my tea tin of quarters, it didn't make sense to spend on a new battery for what is basically a relic. The Brave Little Macbook served well, but it's time to retire it.