18 September 2007
It seems we are experiencing a bit of relief from the Texas summer heat. It was such a lovely morning here, today, that I was inspired to go outside and do some long overdue yardwork. Of course, by 10 a.m. I was covered in dirt and sweat. I guess it was a lovely morning because it was . . . morning.
While I was working, I spotted this little guy! I’m so pleased to see that we have baby Texas Horned Lizards, now. I’ve seen two different ones for sure, so I’m hoping there are even more of them. Once I had the camera outside to shoot that little fella, I decided to shoot a couple of other interesting things, as well. They are on my flickr page. The one I liked the best, is this one of the bee on the blue indigo plant. I had just taken this shot of just some blooms on the plant itself, when I realized I had the company of this one little bee. So, I followed him around for a while, and kept trying to get his picture. The breeze kept the plant moving just enough, that it wasn’t easy to get a clear shot.
Now, I’ve showered and I must deal with the problem of my dying laptop. After the adventures this summer with the broken hinge, and finally having the offending part removed, I thought I was over the hump and would be able to coast for a few more months before needing a new machine. Now, the sometimes finicky electrical connection between the power cord and the back of the laptop itself, has finally become almost completely useless. Yesterday, I couldn’t get the laptop to use electricity at all. This morning it worked for about five minutes. I’m hoping for a repair, rather than a replacement right now, ’cause I really can’t afford a whole new computer! But, we’ll see what some experts have to say.
If anyone out there thinks he or she might have an idea of what I should do, please let me know! I’ve grown far too used to having the laptop to go back to desktop only! In fact, I’m starting to doubt the importance of the desktop computer in my life, at all! (Except for right now, of course, while I’m forced to conserve the 80% of my laptop battery that remains!)
Whatever happened to computers making life more simple?