May 102010

After several days of trying to breathe new life into my cousin Beverly’s aging Acer laptop computer, and trying several fixes suggested by Jim Guld from Geeks on Tour and my buddy Greg White, my two “go to” guys when dealing with computer technical issues, it was decided that it was time to go computer shopping.

So yesterday we took Beverly to Best Buy to look at what was available. Miss Terry and my daughter Tiffany both have Toshiba laptops, and they have been very pleased with them. So after comparing a couple of different machines, Beverly became the proud new owner of a Toshiba Satellite laptop with 4 gigs of RAM and a 320 gig hard drive.

Toshiba laptop

Best Buy is a retailer for the new Apple iPads, and I have been checking in with the store every day or so in the hopes that they might get one of the 3G models in, but they sell out as quick as they get them. But I asked a salesman anyway, and as it turned out, he said they had one in stock, an open box item, with a $30 discount. I was reaching for my wallet when he told me it was a 32 gig model. Oh shoot, I want a 64 gig, because I know I’ll use the extra storage space. I was tempted anyway, but I have learned that it’s always better to wait and get what you want than to settle for less. Eventually the supply will catch up with the demand and they’ll be sitting on store shelves everywhere.

After we left Best buy, we stopped at IHOP for a bite to eat, and for the first time since Friday I was able to actually eat, though I only managed to finish about half of my meal. A few blog readers have written to tell me that they think I have been dealing with food poisoning, but I have dealt with this onion allergy for much of my life, and I’m all too familiar with the symptoms. I think it’s about history now, and hopefully it will be a long time before I have such an episode again. Thank you, everybody, for your concern.

When we got back to Beverly’s apartment, I spent an hour or so setting up her new computer, transferring her list of Favorites and photos of her granddaughters from the old laptop to the new one, and making sure she could get online okay with it.

Terry and I have really enjoyed having this time with Beverly. She is one of the special people in my life, whom I love very much.  Here is a picture of Miss Terry and Beverly I took the other day. What a pair of pretty ladies!

Terry and Beverly 2010

We’ll probably leave Tucson tomorrow or Wednesday so we can get up to Apache Junction and visit with Terry’s parents for a few days, and hopefully get our Norcold refrigerator recall upgrade done. Then we’ll head back to Show Low and spend some more time with daughter Tiffany and the grandkids for a while before we begin our summer travels.

While I was busy with Beverly’s new computer, Bad Nick was at his computer writing a new Bad Nick Blog titled New Gun Law A Bad Idea. Check it out and leave a comment.

Thought For The Day – If money is the root of all evil, why do churches always ask for it?

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  5 Responses to “New Computer Setup”

  1. Having dealt with the same onion problem all my life you have my sympathies, I hope that you feel better soon but it does take awhile. Onions are used in so many ways when cooking that makes it quite hard to avoid them, especially when eating out. Plus servers and restaurant staff do not always take your request seriously since it is not one of the highly publicized problems like peanuts. I know I need to lose weight but I try not to do it that way!! Safe travels and enjoy visiting your family and friends.

  2. Nick, you are so kind and generous helping out your many friends and relatives. It is so difficult to believe you are a twin of Bad Nick.

    I always check for and enjoy your Thoughts For The Day at the end of your daily posts. Most are true classics! Today’s is likely the most misquoted Bible Scripture. The quote is attributed to Jesus in 1 Timothy 6:10 – “For the love of money is the root of all evil . . .” The word “love” is almost always ommitted.

    Okay, yes, I know it is often used “tongue in cheek”, but unfortunately most people have come to believe it is a precise Biblical quote.

  3. Re money — churches have our best interests at heart. They ask for our money so that we won ‘t have to have it and be tempted!

  4. I am willing to put my self at risk to help all of you out. Just send me all of your money and i will get rid of it for you! :>)

  5. Well … wether it is the “love” of money or just plain money that is at the root of all evil, I can’t be very evil because I don’t have very much money. I will help Ed with the spending:)

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