I’m pretty sure that by now everyone who reads my blog knows that I’m proud to be a US Army veteran. But, I did nothing more than join the service. I never saw combat. Others paid a far higher price, and one particular group of veterans were most deserving of the sobriquet they eventually were tagged with – “The Greatest Generation”. I know this is a few days early, but I want to do my part to keep the memory alive. So, here is my annual post in remembrance of December 7th, 1941.
Sorry, I know that today is Sunday, so I’m late posting this, but it’s because I’ve been busy trying to set up my new laptop computer.
There have been many complications, not the least of which was neither my wife or I could figure out how to get the laptop to connect to our home network. My wife was the one who suggested contacting a local, independent, computer service agency to get help. They not only solved the problem, but did it without charge. That’s right, the set-up was free, even though we didn’t buy the computer through their agency.
I still haven’t succeeded in migrating all of my files from our desktop PC to the laptop, so I don’t have any graphics to post today, but things are looking up. At the very least, I’m going to be able to continue blogging for some time to come. YAY!
It looks like a possibility that we’ll be able to acquire a better computer to continue my blogging and other internet activities (BOINC, Skype . . . .) within the coming week. Cross your fingers, toes, and whatever else you can cross!
My wife and I may have finally found a replacement vehicle for the one destroyed in her accident a couple of weeks ago. She’s going to go test drive it today, if all goes well.
There are two primary reasons why she’s going to test drive it. First and foremost is that since she will be the one most using it, she must be comfortable with driving it. Second is that I have the training and skill to drive anything that can be legally used on US roads, so I’m not worried about what we end up with.
After getting our insurance settlement on the car, we determined that we had a budget of about $15k USD to spend on a replacement vehicle. The car we found is around $12k USD. It has a very favorable Carfax report, so we’re hopeful this is the end of our trial. I’m crossing all of my fingers (and yes, I am still able to do that, even with the arthritis in my hands! LOL!).
Personally, I’d have preferred a hybrid or an EV (all electric vehicle) – but even used cars in those categories seem to still be out of our price range, since we’re unwilling to finance anything we KNOW will go down in value. It’s just being smart about how we spend our money.