First of all, I want to thank everybody who e-mailed and left comments on Facebook about my fall the other night. My wrist, arm, and shoulder really ached all Saturday and much of yesterday, but by late evening most of the swelling had gone down and it didn’t hurt much at all.
Yesterday, we spent a couple of hours at the Apple store at the mall in Mishawaka, checking out iMac computers. I have to tell you, I am very impressed with the machines, and even more so with the young man who spent a lot of time with us, patiently explaining a lot of things to us in terms we could understand, instead of the techno-speak we always seem to get from so many of the kids working at the different computer stores we have visited.
Like I said, I’m very impressed with what we saw in the iMacs, and I am really teetering in making a decision. If they just weren’t so darned expensive!
From the mall, we went across the street to Best Buy to see what they had in a PC comparable to the Mac. We lucked out and got another young man who really knew his products, and also spent a lot of time with us. I was not aware that Best Buy also sells Apple products, and they actually had the same iMac we had seen across the street, and for $100 less than the Apple store. Go figure.
We went in wanting to see what we could find in a PC platform, but this fellow was also a Mac fan, and while he was happy to show us what they had in PC based machines, he also gave us a lot more to think about, in favor of the Mac.
I know that we can use a program like Parallel to run our Windows based programs on a Mac, or buy the same programs in Mac version. However, even if we stay with a PC, I am not sure if some of the software can be loaded onto a new machine, or if they will want me to buy a newer version. I plan to make some phone calls today to learn more about that.
If you have read this blog for very long, you know that I am a big fan of Sea Eagle kayaks, and of Tim and Crystal Ryerson, owners of Inflatable Boats 4 Less. They are really dedicated to their customers, and they have gone the extra mile several times for me.
Yesterday, I got an e-mail from Tim, offering to donate a Sea Eagle 370 Sport kayak as a door prize for our Ohio Rally next month in Celina. What a generous offer! Just think, if you are coming to the rally, you may be the lucky winner! Have you registered yet?
Terry and I are celebrating an anniversary of sorts today. Two years ago today, we were moving into our Winnebago Ultimate Advantage from our old MCI bus conversion. We have not regretted the move for one minute, and as much as we loved that old bus, you would need dynamite to get us out of our Winnebago!
Thought For The Day – Rules are made for people who aren’t willing to make up their own.