The new computer and software have arrived!
A computer is now the single most invaluable tool that I have. Its used for notes, blogging, email, data, research, record keeping and probably the most important of all; photograph storage. I use it daily, more than any other tool.
Your computer should be the best you can afford. I replace mine every three years with a more current version, and I replace software as well. Its not cheap, but I use it so much that I want to have the best I can get. Hewlett Packard screwed me out of my $50 rebate on the last computer. Said someone had already claimed the funds. I claim they are idiots. So they are out. I've sent some Dell's back, especially the crappy laptops. My Lenovo office laptop is incredible, so we'll go Lenovo this time. I call it the Tank Pad. (They produce the ThinkPad brand).
She bought me a monitor that is a much bigger and higher quality for my constantly failing eyesight. I got a new version of Publisher, new Windows 7, a good mouse, a much better backlit keyboard for typing at night, and a mouse pad. What fun.
The real paid with a new computer is getting it all set up which can take a week. My 3rd Plan It software needs to be moved, which is very important. I'll take care not to wipe out my files.
We'll get started on it one night this week.