I have a new mother boad on my new Dell Inspiron 1545. This seems to have fixed the external modem problem. The new hard drive was a bonus (the repairman says it is much better than the old one.) I have a new CD Rom, as I had to use a paperclip to eject it at times. Now, my touchpad is wonky.
While Dell’s service people are very nice, I am so putting off calling about the touchpad. I wish they would have just replaced the whole laptop at some point. I always have to go through convincing them that I am not a computer illiterate person and I have already updated the drivers for the touchpad and yes, my touchpad is haunted/possessed/you name it.
It’s very interesting to watch it jump all around the screen by itself, lighting up windows and closing them. Interesting, but irritating. Such as, it just jumped up a line and I found out I was typing on the wrong line.
I am here to try to get some regular postings done. The ground, hence the phone lines are dry and I can no longer hear my neighbor, on our occasional party line, informing her family that her son is out of jail now. I wonder if this is the same son who knocked on my door the other day, so drunk he could hardly stand up, to ask if he can use my phone. When we took the cell out to him, I was not letting him in the house to upchuck or slit our throats, he called someone and promptly starting walking, stumbling back home with my cell phone.
I may have lost the art of blogging. I have to work real hard to be funny. Although, my life has enough fodder for the telling that it should come naturally.
In parting, since I shared a picture of my last “butt ugly shoes,” I thought I should share a photo of my new wonderful shoes. I have bone and joint/tendon whatever problems and my feet will apparently self destruct if I do not tie them in good, meaning $100, shoes. This is according to my doctor. And, in his defense, they hurt when I don’t.
It was time for a new pair and he sent me to Shoe Carnival http://www.shoecarnival.com/. I am here to tell you, I am in love with these shoes and shoe carnival. I had hurt my back and after walking less than an hour in these things, my back felt wonderful. In fact the only time it didn’t hurt was when I walked in them. They say you lose weight when you wear them. Every time I sat down, my back hurt, so I think keeping you up and moving is a side benefit.
So, here they are: My new Avi-motion walking shoes by Avia. I was able to get a second pair, to trade off, for $125 for both pairs. What a deal. There is a more name brand of these shoes, that are supposed to tone your butt up and all but they hurt my feet. The butt thing is not known yet, but we can hope. I swear these shoes are fun to walk in. They have a rocking kind of sole. The dog is optional.