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It’s been awhile since I’ve sat down at the computer. First, the fan in my laptop was struggling to die on me – got that fixed but then, got heavy into quilting and some new friends I’ve made via Facebook in that respect. It seems playing with fabric is easier in our new house – not playing on the computer. I’ve taken my computer to town a few times, planning on working on things. However, it wasn’t as easy and natural as it was at Shari’s in Idaho Falls. There was almost a block on using it and typing on it.


Recently, I took my first of the month allowance and purchased myself a Chromebook. This is a tablet with a keyboard that runs entirely online. There’s not a lot you can do with it if you don’t have internet. On the plus side, it’s lightweight and easy to carry around. I’ve learned how to use the Google Cloud drive to store my photos so I can get them from everywhere (not just on my laptop at home). This means I am quite a bit more mobile than ever before – which should prove very simple for me to pop off to somewhere (that has internet access) and type to my hearts’ content.

The sound broke on the Chromebook already. I’ve done everything I found on the internet to fix it but to no avail. I’ve had this less than a week and the one day that I used the sound (quite heavily in the car with Mark while driving to Idaho Falls), it broke. We’ll be replacing this ‘Book with a new one and hoping the sound doesn’t break again. If it breaks twice, we’ll look at other options for a Chromebook – perhaps by a different manufacturer. I love the idea of staying mobile with such a small yet powerful device.

Today, I’m sitting at my favorite coffeehouse, playing with pictures that have been stuck on my laptop for eons. Perhaps I’ll format them into a post for those of you who stuck with me through the move to see. We’ve been doing a lot so I do have quite a bit to show off!


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