Monday, September 22, 2008

Everything Is New Again

There's a reason today's update is so late.

Yesterday, we got our new PC all hooked up and lookin' purty on the desk. The monitor is beautiful! I just love it! I can actually see whole pages now, without one side or another getting cut off. I don't have to scroll back and forth to read entire sentences or to see a whole picture, one fraction at a time. Excellent! Not sure what it is, but somehow the keyboard seems more user friendly as well. I just seem to be able to type faster, and my hands seem to rest more naturally when using it. The hardrive is amazingly quiet. It just quietly purrs along. The new UPS is great as well. Very happy with our purchase!

There were a couple intial problems. First of all, we couldn't figure out where and how to hook up the printer. Secondly, we couldn't seem to go online. No matter what we tried, when we hooked the phone line into the new PC the line went dead. Obviously that wasn't going to work out!

This morning Pa called DELL, and the very helpful folks there explained where to hook the phone line in (he had it hooked into the broadband rather than the dial-up), and they were able to tell him what we needed to get our printer hooked up.

Now we're just waiting on a disc from our ISP so we'll have AV protection,so I can use my email again. Oh! And Pa needs to take another look to see where he went wrong in hooking our speakers up. It'll be nice to have some sound to go with all the really cool graphics I'm now being treated to. ;-)

This afternoon, the kids and I are heading out to the shop to get our other desk cleared off, and cleaned out so we can bring it inside. Then we'll be able to have both PC's running. While the kids are both enjoying the new games that came with our new OS, they're also anxious to have a computer they can call their own. I can't say that I blame them!


HDMac said...

Well, sounds like fun! Everyone will be happy! :) Now we just need a pic of you in front of that new computer! lol

Boondock Ma (Kim's Mom) said...

I may have to put a digital camera on my Christmas list in order to get that picture! Sounds like a good idea to me. LOL
Right now the only digitals we have are the kids' and those don't take decent pictures inside the house.

Alexandra said...

I know how you feel about new computer love! And they keep getting fancier, so it's fun to get a new one. My desktop HP about four years old, and knock wood, is still doing okay. I keep mine until they die, which reminds me, I need to download my pictures onto the safety of a flash drive.

I've heard wonderful things about DELL, glad everything is running smoothly.

toomanyhats said...

That's funny the new keyboard makes you type faster....made me think of new tennis shoes for some reason. Glad to hear it's up and running.