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Old 01-05-2016, 02:32 PM   #24911
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Beautiful living rooms, GG and Kay!

We just got back shortly before midnight last night after 2 weeks on our beloved little island. I wasn't feeling well the last few days of our trip, probably because I got breathed on by someone with something on the plane on the way down, but I managed to rally and pack before we left. The flights home were flawless, but it still makes for a long day.

Now I'm kicking back and surveying the damage. Mounds of newspapers and mail to sort through, and a mountain of laundry to do! My car won't start, so will have to call AAA for a jump.
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Old 01-05-2016, 06:07 PM   #24912
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My new laptop arrived today! Yay! I've been working on setting it up for the last couple of hours.
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Old 01-05-2016, 06:26 PM   #24913
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My new laptop arrived today! Yay! I've been working on setting it up for the last couple of hours.
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What operating system?
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Old 01-05-2016, 07:24 PM   #24914
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Windows 10. I've been using an extra from DH for the past few months, so I'm kind of used to it. I can't wait to get all my software installed, though. Didn't want to do that on a temp.
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Old 01-05-2016, 07:31 PM   #24915
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Windows 10. I've been using an extra from DH for the past few months, so I'm kind of used to it. I can't wait to get all my software installed, though. Didn't want to do that on a temp.
Did you use Win 8? How does 10 compare?
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Old 01-05-2016, 09:50 PM   #24916
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No, I skipped 8 lol My old laptop was five years old.

I like 10 so far. It has a more visual way of displaying what's on the computer. When you hit the Start button, you see your list of programs - alphabetically, organized under big letters - and a set of boxes that show your weather, recent emails, calendar, photos, etc. Then you can click on a box to open the app. Apparently, as you install more apps, more are displayed there. And it seems easier to set up than previous versions.

Btw, I got a Dell Inspiron with 8 gigs of RAM and a terabyte hard drive. It's rip-roaring fast!
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No, I skipped 8 lol My old laptop was five years old.

I like 10 so far. It has a more visual way of displaying what's on the computer. When you hit the Start button, you see your list of programs - alphabetically, organized under big letters - and a set of boxes that show your weather, recent emails, calendar, photos, etc. Then you can click on a box to open the app. Apparently, as you install more apps, more are displayed there. And it seems easier to set up than previous versions.

Btw, I got a Dell Inspiron with 8 gigs of RAM and a terabyte hard drive. It's rip-roaring fast!
The guy who sold me my new laptop convinced me I didn't need 8 gigs of RAM. Damn, I shouldn't have listened to him. The last one had 8 gigs and this stupid 6 gig machine feels so slow.
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Old 01-05-2016, 10:58 PM   #24918
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The guy who sold me my new laptop convinced me I didn't need 8 gigs of RAM. Damn, I shouldn't have listened to him. The last one had 8 gigs and this stupid 6 gig machine feels so slow.
What kind of processing are you doing that makes it seem so slow?
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Old 01-06-2016, 12:38 AM   #24919
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We're halfway between there and there. Didn't get out of the general Akron OH area until after 5:00 PM. Hate leaving, but we had to. We should be back in our own house sometime tomorrow evening. It would be nicer if we were greeted by a cat, but I refuse to move a cat again!
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Old 01-06-2016, 01:39 AM   #24920
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I was sound asleep. Here it is almost 1:30 and I am wide awake watching an old Perry Mason movie. I have a small can of baked beans in the fridge. Thinking of opening them and eating them right out of the can. Or making a bean and baloney half sandwich. After I trim off all of the crust.

I bought two huge filets of Haddock Monday when I went shopping. I like to leave the skin on. Pirate hates the skin. My intention was to have the skin removed from one filet (the smaller one) for Pirate and leave it on for the other one. I forgot to ask to have the man remove the skin. So I tried it myself. Only was able to remove half of it. I no longer have any strength in my hands. He can remove it after it is cooked. It just rolls off then. Or if I am lucky, he won't eat it at all having the skin on. Fine by me. More Haddock for me. I can't choose which I love more. Fried clams or battered and fried Haddock.
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