My computer suffers quite a bit of abuse, much of it at my own hands. I download things without thinking first about what I'm doing, or whether I need the download at all.
For some time now, my desktop had been slow to boot up, although once it was up and running, it was fast as lightning. So I took it to the shop for a little tune-up.
There were three anti-virus programs running, probably all fighting one another. Now I have only AVG. I had all traces of AOL removed from the computer. I can access my journal and my AOL email from Firefox, so the only thing I've lost is chat; and I chat very little these days. I'll leave AOL on my laptop so that, once I've acquired another router, I can chat on that if I wish to.
The laptop is a wonderful thing to have, because it's my spare when this one is down. But getting the desktop back after a few days of using the "spare" is like a gift, like receiving a brand new computer! All my music is on here, and my pictures. The monitor seems HUGE after using the laptop, and I enjoy using a mouse again.
I did have one minor scare after hooking everything up: My sound was barely there at all, even turned up all the way. But it turns out I had plugged a wire into the wrong hole on the back of the tower. Everything's fine now.
A cousin of Cliff's passed away, and we were thinking of combining a trip to her funeral in Columbia, Missouri, with a motorcycle trip-campout. However, the funeral is at 10 AM tomorrow, and it was simply going to be too much of a rush. So we're skipping the whole thing, funeral and all. Cliff says we'll plan a trip somewhere with the camper in the next couple of weeks.
My daughter is taking some vacation time, and she and I went grocery shopping today. While we were out, she treated me to lunch at Olive Garden; I'm not sure, but I think that was my fourth birthday dinner this year. I have two more days to see if I can con anybody else out of a meal. It had better not be Cliff, though. He's put on a couple of pounds celebrating with me, this past week.
Enough rambling! It just feels so good to have my computer back, I had to blog about it.