I am not going to talk about the mud, the beautiful 75-degree sunny day with high winds that was starting to dry out the ground, immediately followed by a day with a high of 42, more rain and a low of around 21. Nope, not going to mention those things at all. Instead, it’s all about new computers.
I have been using for the last two years Ellie’s old Vista laptop that she bought with her own money six years ago. She sold it to Levi for $5 and he gave it to me for free. (Of course Ellie and Levi have modern laptops because they need them “for school.”)
Ellie told me I didn’t need a separate keyboard and mouse with a laptop but I said, “Yes I do, I was taught how to type on a manual typewriter in the 12th grade and I need a keyboard.” (It did not hurt that the class was an elective composed of mostly girls.) And I need a mouse; I hate touch pads.
The Vista laptop had lately become slower than Underwood Family Farms molasses.
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Jenifer’s desktop died last spring, and she has been using Levi’s laptop to get online. Apparently Ellie’s laptop is off-limits. To be fair, Levi likes to play games, but Ellie uses hers to study.
Still, I don’t understand how people can be on a laptop and their smartphone at the same time. I find that bizarre.
I got a flip phone with a piece of gorilla tape attached to it so I can pull it out of my belt pouch easier. A strip of masking tape across the back with my phone number written with a Sharpie so I don’t have to pull out my glasses and search my phone for my own number.
Anyway, I said enough of this and ordered two exactly-the-same HP laptops running 8.1 with touchscreens – I was getting fancy-dancy. Jenifer and I were going to practically be the Jetsons.
Dean Mullis writes from Laughing Owl Farm in Richfield; firstname.lastname@example.org.