Lest one become envious, let me assure that not all is perfect at our house. I am sitting in a room with four computers in various states of usefulness. Matthew's is from work and is the nicest. Next there is the used Mac that we bought a few months ago on Ebay. We got a great deal, but last week (or the week before, it is blurry) I was showing my family Jenn's funny post with the can of chinese food and while the laptop was open "someone" (no names) tripped on the cord and the computer swan dived off of the counter and landed face first on the tile floor. Only, it doesn't have a face and doesn't bend backward like that and the monitor became disconnected from the keyboard. Matthew connected his computer and found that the hard drive (I know I sound technical, but I really have no idea...) was still working so he brought an enormous monitor home and hooked it up to the laptop keyboard. So I have to look to the left while I type to the right. Talennnnt! It looks ridiculous, but works. Now on this "new to us" computer we could never get the e-mail to work right so we still used the old laptop. We wanted a new laptop because the old one actually can bend backward and does at random. So while just working away on something it would suddenly snap backward and splat the table. Eventually the screen cracked and little by little one could see less and less of the screen. I still need that e-mail program to do the orders for Illegal Art so I was still using it until the adaptor connector thing-y (still technical) stopped working so we had to hold it up and to the right to get the battery to work while I did orders. Matthew then hooked up his parents old laptop so we could see the screen better and know what we were looking at. Thus four computers and a very long and boring paragraph that I suspect no one will bother reading. I would skip it and I ought to add a disclaimer at the beginning of it.
I bought a new table off of Craig's list last week so our old kitchen table is also in the dining room (along with the four computers, an actual dining table, a desk, two hutches, some random chairs, the guinea pig cage, and four people at the moment - oh, the vacuum is in here, too). I really like the shape of the new table, but it needs painting, or I need new chairs... At any rate, it doesn't match anything.
There is a flood warning right now. And the thunder and lightning is quite alarming! I wonder if we should disconnect everything, but I just had to google surge protectors, so I don't think we are ready to sever our ties to the outside world just yet.
I have some photos to post. Ciao