Thursday, February 18, 2010

Quick Update

The Bag Lady has been really quite busy this week, and is using that as her excuse for not posting!
In spite of the fact (or perhaps more accurately, because of the fact) that she only worked two days this week, she really had to put out. She is on a bit of a deadline for sprucing up some of the areas at her workplace, so she was busy painting for most of the last two days (and isn't anywhere close to being done!) She has to wait for someone else to move some things out of her way (they are just too danged heavy for her to do it herself!) and the someone else has other things to do, too. Sigh.

On the homefront, she bought herself a laptop computer so she can tote it back and forth with her in her capacity of curator at the new museum. The museum doesn't have a computer, and she thinks she will need one, so she found an inexpensive laptop at Costco that she simply couldn't live without! Now all she needs to do is figure out how to use it. She also bought a router so she could access the internet without a warren of wires to trip over, and actually managed to hook it up AND have it work properly, all on her own! (She is quite proud of herself for that!)

The weather in her neck of the woods continues to be quite mild, which makes her happy. Except, of course, for the periods of freezing rain, which do not make her happy! Today promises to be clear and sunny and quite warm, so she is planning to spend some time outside enjoying it.
There are chores to attend to outside (giving the calves grain, filling bird feeders, sweeping up the sunflower seeds that the woodpeckers delight in tossing around, etc.) and in (laundry, cleaning, etc.) and you can bet that the Bag Lady will be concentrating on the outside chores as much as she can! In fact, as soon as the sun comes up, the Bag Lady will be outside!

27 comments:

CherylK said...

Congratulations on your new computer! You're gonna love it. And it sounds like your job a curator will be right up your alley, so to speak. Busy, yes, but fun, too, right? You go feed your calves and I'll go feed my lambs. I have a sneaky feeling that you'll be "computing" ourdoors, too, on occasion. Fingers crossed for continued mild weather. I have learned that there's nothing as yukky as a wet and mucky animal yard. Gah!

the Bag Lady said...

Cheryl - fortunately, the barnyard is still frozen (which presents a different set of problems for someone as clumsy as I!) so I don't have to contend with the muck, but when spring comes? Eeeuuww!
And I think I am going to like the freedom the laptop accords me, once I get accustomed to the keyboard! (I keep reaching for the mouse.... think I'll have to get a wireless mouse)

kcinnova said...

I think we traded winters this year -- usually I am the one with the freezing rain! Sorry about that.

Leah J. Utas said...

Good for you on the laptop purchase.
And setting up the router all by your lonesome. I'm in awe.

the Bag Lady said...

kcinnova - you might be right about that, but I'll forgive you. The freezing rain is a pain, but I'm quite enjoying the mild temperatures!

Thanks, cousin! I find I am having to learn how to type all over again - the keyboard is a little different than what I'm accustomed to! (and I really MUST get a mouse, since I keep reaching for it and it isn't there!)

messymimi said...

Congratulations on setting up your wireless system!

Enjoy it and the great outdoors.

the Bag Lady said...

Thanks, messymimi! I keep discovering new things with this computer all the time! :)

Redbush said...

Wonderful, Bag Lady! Now, you have a new toy! I'm so proud of you for being able to set it all up yourself! I'm quite confident that I couldn't do it. I hope the nice weather stays, too. We deserve it! However, I know February can bring some not so good surprises when it comes to weather! Have a sunny day!

the Bag Lady said...

Thanks, Redbush! Hope your day is great, too!

solarity said...

Freezing rain is not mild, no matter what the thermometer says.

Happy laptopping! Give it a few more days before you get a mouse; you may like the trackpad better. I like not having to reach to the side. Get a wireless one if you do.

Mary Anne in Kentucky, desktopless since 2001

the Bag Lady said...

Thanks for the tips, Mary Anne. I will eventually stop reaching for the mouse, won't I?
:)

Hilary said...

Sounds like a lot of changes for you, Baggie. And I can't blame you one bit for spending that time outdoors.

the Bag Lady said...

Hilary - it was a very pleasant day! And I enjoyed my time outside.

Reb said...

I am so proud of you for setting up the router by your lonesome ;) Enjoy your new toy!

David Cranmer said...

It's always great when you get a new laptop. Then it becomes old hat in six months.

carla said...

YAY!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

You are officially mobile.

the Bag Lady said...

Thanks, sis - I think it was pure fluke that I managed to actually do it all!

David - but those six months will be fun.... right? :)

Carla - finally!!! :)

JavaChick said...

Yay Bag Lady! Enjoy the laptop! Glad you're getting some mild weather. We are too and I love it.

POD said...

When the sun comes up you can go outside with your laptop and we can vid chat with cows.

the Bag Lady said...

JavaChick - gives us hope that spring will soon be here.... might be false hope, but it's still hope! :)

POD - that can be arranged! (If I ever figure out how to make the video-chat thingy work.... sigh)

Aleta said...

Who ever thought a laptop could make a person happy, but I know the feeling. :) Congrats!

the Bag Lady said...

Thanks, Aleta - it does seem a little silly, doesn't it? Guess I'm just easy to please! :)

bookwitch said...

If your ears were burning earlier today, it will be because Sara P and I talked about you. And it was as well you weren't there, as the table was nowhere big enough for both you and me...

Lovely to see Sara, anyway, and all her faithful fans.

the Bag Lady said...

Bookwitch - I hope you and Sara had only kind things to say about me! :)
And you have no idea how sorry I am that I couldn't be there to see her (and you!)!

bookwitch said...

Bad Lady, sorry, Bag Lady, of course we only said nice things! We are such very nice people.

Crabby McSlacker said...

Hooray for laptops! Once you have one it's hard to go back. And can't wait to hear more about the museum!

the Bag Lady said...

Bookwitch - of course you are!

Crabby - thanks! I quite like the laptop, and seem to have purchased it just in time!