When I was growing up it was the common thought among the elementary students that if you got a new pair of shoes that somehow your athletic abilities would automatically, instantly, be improved the moment you placed those new shoes upon your feet. In my case I could use all the help I could get in the athletic ability department. I was picked last when it came to softball each Friday afternoon in sixth grade because I could not hit the ball nor could I catch the ball. Throwing the ball where I wanted it to go never went well either.
This weekend is new shoes kind of weekend for me. I ordered myself a new laptop computer from Dell. For the past year as I’ve typed my blog on an old computer in the basement that died last month or on my daughter’s laptop early in the morning before she needs it for college or late at night after she has already gone to bed.
I’ve watched the ads for computers for something reasonable in a laptop for myself. My husband has encouraged me to buy one for a while but with Christmas coming I didn’t want to spend the money on a computer when we might need it for something else. Good thing I didn’t buy it back then because our furnace quit and we needed the money to repair or replace it at the time.
We went to Best Buy this past weekend to buy the computer I had selected. They were out of stock. My husband said for me to buy the next model up from the one I was looking at. It was $200 more and I didn’t want to spend that much especially when the model I selected will do everything I need it to do for me. When we got home I checked Best Buy’s on-line site. My computer was unavailable there as well. Next, I went on the Dell computer website and found and ordered my computer. I’m so excited. My new laptop will be delivered on Thursday of this week.
Will I be able to jump tall buildings in a single bound after I get my new computer? Probably not since I couldn’t do it before. Will I be able to write better blogs with my new computer? Probably not but I will enjoy having my very own computer so I can sit with my barefoot toes up in the air as I sit in the recliner in the livingroom with my cup of coffee close at hand, typing my blog on my first-ever new computer. You see , when I went to college it was before computers were used in every aspect of a college education, I used an electric typewriter with carbon paper to type my papers, I’m just that old…