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Re: catching up

US TOO...my cat was SO not happy when we got the new flat screen. She
liked that warm monitor too. On the first day, she jumped up on the
computer desk, then looked at me like "what the heck?" Then we had the
"stare down" for awhile. Then she sat on the keyboard in protest. *sigh*
She doesn't like change.


Zemuly Sanders <zemuly@comcast.net> wrote:
  When I got a flat screen monitor the saddest member of my household was my 
tiniest cat, Hecate. Sitting atop the (warm) old monitor and watching me 
work was one of her favorite pasttimes. :o) I'm glad you are back, and I'm 
sure you'll enjoy the improved efficiency of you new equipment.
----- Original Message ----- 
Sent: Monday, February 04, 2008 1:29 PM
Subject: [CHAT] catching up

> Hi, guys,
> Nearly two weeks ago as I was deeply immersed in a huge
> indexing job, my computer broke. In more than 24 years of
> computer use, I had never had such a thing happen before.
> This time, an internal piece - the heat sink - literally came
> off. Thank goodness, it happened late in the evening after I
> had finished work and backed everything up. We were able
> to get a tech guy out the next morning who was able to get
> me back to work on Chet's old machine downstairs. However
> he said it would be as expensive to repair the old machine as
> to buy a new one - and I'd still have an old machine that would
> be susceptible to more problems. Well, to make a long story
> somewhat shorter, he has just finished installing the new
> computer and I am trying to catch up. I finished the index job
> by the deadline, though it was not too easy using Chet's old
> machine, and he was quite unhappy to have me commandeer
> his machine so that he didn't have access to it. Now in a little
> while I must go and buy a new printer - my elderly one will not
> work with the new machine.
> This one has a flat screen, which takes up a lot less desk
> space, but I don't particularly like it's wide arrangement. I
> guess I'll get used to it. It's remarkable to me that this new
> machine costs less than any of its predecessors, and the first
> one I had in 1984 - an IBM XT with 256 k memory and a 10 meg
> hard disk cost the most of any.
> Now to catch up. Daryl, I'm so sorry about Rascal. It really
> hurts to lose any of our dear four-legged friends, but a young
> one is especially sad.
> Welcome back David. I'm sorry to hear you are no longer in the
> hibiscus business, but maybe the new enterprise will work out
> better. I had promised myself one of your plants this spring,
> since I seem to be losing all but one of my elderly ones. The tree
> that fell across the front of the house last summer finished off one,
> and deer at one so badly that it has never recovered. I still has
> signs of life, but hasn't put out any new growth since I brought it
> in last fall. Oh well, it was probably 15 or more years old - I can't
> exactly date it, but know it was at least that old.
> Chris, I was going to be one of your guinea pigs, but this happened
> before I had time to do it. If you're still looking, I'll get to it in a 
> few
> days.
> The weather here has been generally rainy and neither very cold
> or very warm. There were a couple of nights in the teens, and
> freezing rain one day but days have generally been in the high 30s
> or low 40s. It's raining today and 37 - little snow this morning that
> has washed away.
> If I've missed anything significant, birthdays, etc., please forgive me.
> Having my computer dead has almost been like a death in the family.
> I have felt completely out of touch. I could still use Chet's for the
> index job, but didn't feel I could spend time on it otherwise, since
> he obviously still needed it.
> Auralie
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