It’s here! It’s here! Clammy arrived today! I was so excited. I had it delivered to work, and I have been bugging the receptionist about it. I know I was driving her nuts and I’m sure she’s glad it came too. Lee came to the office so we could open it together, and it was like Christmas. I knew it was listed as an open box return, and I wasn’t sure exactly what condition it would be in. What a steal. I don’t think it had ever been opened. The box had, but the computer itself was still in plastic wrap with an unbroken seal. The silica gel was still inside and everything. It works great, and looks cute, and I can’t wait to take it to work. Kudos to Final Call Auction who sold us the laptop. A+!
I am sooooo excited. Lee and I just bought a laptop. It’s one of the Apple ibook graphite clamshells. It’s an open-box return, but sounds like everything is still new and in good condition, so it seems like a great deal. No more E-Bay. We bought this one off a merchant through Amazon, so no clock ticking down to make me go crazy. Much less pressure, much more fun. I can’t wait. Clammy!
E-Bay is not for the undecisive. And I am decidedly undecisive. Lee and I are saving for a new computer. We both want laptops. He needs a new one for all the web stuff he does. I just want a basic laptop for work, and it can be used. We found what seemed like a good deal on E-Bay yesterday, and went back and forth on it. It’s still a lot of money, even if it is a good deal, and we’re trying to save for his first. But E-Bay is evil. I kept hitting refresh, watching the minutes tick down while Lee and I debated about the computer. 14 minutes. 8 minutes. 4 minutes. 2 minutes. My stomach was in knots. We didn’t bid. It wouldn’t have mattered if we did or not, I would’ve been a wreck either way. Lee later did some web searches and decided it was a really good price for that computer. Oh well. I think I’ll leave the e-baying up to him. My body can’t take it.
I like company. Trent is in town today! He is meeting his folks on Jekyll Island tomorrow, then the whole crew will be coming back here Sunday. Trent will be with us a few days. It’ll be fun. The boys are out at a Sand Gnats game tonight… I have to go back to work. Bummer.
Naps are the best. I don’t take them often, but this afternoon I decided to give it a try. I turned off the lights, but left the window shade up so that in the back of my mind I would know it was still daytime. That makes napping seem more like a luxury – because it’s not late, you don’t have to set the alarm, you’re just allowing yourself to steal a little shut-eye. I turned the fan on high, and slept. I had a good dream. I don’t even remember what it was, but it was warm. I think I only slept 20 minutes, but those minutes were delicious.
What a nice weekend so far. Erin is visiting, and yesterday Lee, Erin and I went downtown and a had a really good time. Spent some time at Mercury Lounge, where the live jazz band had a lot of brass instruments and sounded good. We ended the night on the plaza at City Market, laughing hysterically (probably a little too hysterically) at people.
Then today, we slept in and went to the beach. On the way out there, it started raining really hard. But we persevered and didn’t turn around. Lots of people must’ve left though, because we got a great parking place that still had 2 and a half hours on the meter. It sprinkled for a few minutes, then turned into a georgeous day. It was great sitting out there and soaking it in.
Hopefully, this will be my last posting about Roaches for a while. Today, the Pest Control Man cometh.
Thank goodness, Lee was the one who was here when he came. For 2 hours, the Pest Control Man attacked our house. He removed light switches and sprayed back there, sprayed along baseboards, the ceiling — everywhere. And Lee said, the Roaches came out in droves.
There is something about rows of corn and peanuts that is both claustrophobic, and releasing. Lee and I went to Fitzgerald this weekend. The drive there is always amusing. The directions at one point go something like, “Turn at the caution light at Jeff-Ro’s convenience store on the road with no name.”
The Friday Five
1. Where were you born? Baltimore, Maryland.
2. If you still live there, where would you rather move to? If you don’t live there, do you want to move back? Why or why not? I moved away when I was 5, but have always enjoyed visiting. I would probably enjoy living there, but I’m happy here in Savannah, too.
3. Where in the world do you feel the safest?A bomb shelter.
4. Do you feel you are well-traveled? Yes and no. I’ve been to lots of states and several countries, especially within the last few years. But I’ve not been anywhere out of the ordinary, and most of my overseas travel was done with big tour groups. I’d like to go back to those places and explore a little more.
5. Where is the most interesting place you’ve been? Innsbruck, Austria. I was only there for one night, but it was such a beautiful place – right in the middle of the mountains, with a great downtown and seemingly lots to do. Plenty of culture without big city headaches.