Well, I had hoped that by now Steve the computer would be a piece of gutted history collecting dust on a shelf in the garage, or better yet on its way to a recycling place or wherever condemned computers go when they die. But Steve’s going to get a reprieve, at least for a little while. When I called Dell to order my new computer I was told it has to be custom-built, which I expected, and it will be sometime around the first of August before it gets here. Oh well, I put up with Steve’s shenanigans this long, so I guess I can wait a while longer.
Miss Terry tells me that eventually I’m also going to have to buy a different laptop computer. I have an old Asus laptop running Windows 7 that I used for slideshows when I was presenting seminars at RV rallies, but that’s about the only time I ever needed it. I’m not the kind of guy to sit in my recliner and use a laptop, basically because when I sit down, I don’t have a lap. But I do resort to it when we are traveling and doing the motel thing so I can get online and update the blog and such. That’s going have to wait a while longer yet. Fortunately, unlike Steve, the Asus seems to be pretty reliable, even though it is very slow.
Speaking of traveling, we’re going to be taking a road trip sometime in the not-too-distant future. We plan to stop in Tuscaloosa, Alabama for a few days to see my son Travis and his wife Geli, then I think we will run up to Ludlow, Kentucky to do some genealogical research. One of my great-grandfathers and several generations of his family lived in Ludlow, and while Terry and I have passed through there a few times in our travels, we have always been in a hurry and didn’t stay long. The library in nearby Covington has an excellent genealogy section, and many of my relatives from that side of the family are buried nearby.
Covington is right across the Ohio River from Cincinnati, so as long as we are there, we will try to get together with my friend Carol Ann Newsom, author of the excellent Dog Park mystery series, for lunch and a visit.
I have mentioned a time or two that we want to take a cruise, and since a lot of them leave from Port Canaveral just south of us, there’s no reason not to. We just couldn’t decide where we wanted to go. Recently somebody I talked to said they had taken a cruise to the Bahamas and then Cuba, and really enjoyed it. He said the Cuban people they talked to seemed to be fascinated by Americans and life in America, and seeing the amazing old cars from the 1950s that are still being used there was quite a treat. I think that might be interesting to see.
But when we do take a cruise, wherever we go, it’s going to be after the weather cools down a little bit in that part of the world and the school kids all return to class. I don’t like kids enough to be cooped up on a boat with a bunch of them, no matter how big it is.
Thought For The Day – I’ll try being nicer, if you’ll try being smarter.