New Blog!

I hereby resolve  to start blogging again this year.  I know it’s a little late to call it a New Year’s Resolution, being the 26th of January already, but that works for me because I never keep the resolutions I make for New Years anyway.  I’m starting a new blog because 1) I don’ t keep in touch with my family or friends enough (I’m sorry), and 2) because I need to be writing again on a much more regular basis.

Also, blogging with be much easier this time around!  Let me explain.  The story begins a couple of weeks ago when Matt and I came home from work to water pouring through the light fixtures in the kitchen, bathroom, and TV room.  If you remember, this also happened last year.  Ironically or not, after the plumber and landlord came out and got everything fixed as well as they could, they discovered that the pipe that froze and broke was the one that was replaced last year!  Ridiculous, I know.  So far it hasn’t happened again this year….

But anyway, the only big thing ruined by the water (besides food and toilet paper) was my old Dell.  It was just as well really.  We had been talking about getting a new computer for a long time, but as long as the Dell still worked we were going to try to save for a car first.  Well, the computer got bumped up.  And let me tell you how vast the difference between the two computers is.  It still astonishes me.  My old computer was from back when I took Organic Chem at Pellissippi State … which would have been 2003?  It was SO old.  And it had SO many viruses on it.  We use Clearwire (recommend it too) for internet, and occasionally they would block our internet access because of excessive spam being sent from somewhere in the depths of the computer (system 32, I believe).  On top of that, the computer was SO SLOW.  I mean, from the time you turned it on to the time you’re able to enter the URL you wanted, it was probably 10 minutes.  I’m not even kidding.

So we bought a refurbished MacBook for $600 — $50 off because the screen is scratched.  Oh–another thing about my old Dell.  It had multiple lines running vertically through the screen, lines that were caused by damage to the screen and that would only get worse.  This computer has nothing running through the screen!  It makes watching TV and movies so much better!  

Anyway.  All that to say that I have a new computer which connects quickly to the internet and which I’m able to carry around with me to coffee shops and such.  

Right now it’s almost 9am on Tuesday.  Matt’s asleep in bed because he’s sick — I think it’s just a cold or a sinus infection or something.  Whatever it is, I gave it to him, but I didn’t get this sick at all.  I had a sore throat and a cough (still have the cough) for 3 days or so, but never really felt sick.  Today’s the second day poor Matt’s called out of work, though.  I would feel worse except that he doesn’t seem too miserable….

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I'm a young, childless widow who is trying to figure out the best way to deal with the world in light of my late husband's suicide. It's harder than I ever imagined it would be, but somehow at the same time I am still alive and even happy sometimes.

2 thoughts on “New Blog!”

  1. That’s awesome that you got a new computer! Now we can go to coffee shops and be cool and things….or whatever. Tell Matt I hope he feels better soon.


  2. Reading about how the Dell was for you reminded me of little children you know sitting in front of the TV watching Mr. Rogers through TONS of “snow” and with regular static noises, too. It used to make me want to kick the screen in, but since it was all you kids knew, none of you seemed to mind. Haaa..aaaa. Old times.

    Congratulations on not running up credit cards to buy the computer! (Or the car.)


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