Wednesday, February 3, 2010

Absente, mais pas d'esprit

I have been absent from my blog for quite some time. I just have not had a thing to say I suppose. I've been messing with facebook and reading my google reader of blogs but not diligently. Being a grandma takes time. Especially when the daughter is finishing college. She will graduate this spring. We've went through some changes over here at the hacienda. We put new bamboo floors down in the living room, hallway, and bedroom. That took a lot of my time moving furniture and CLEANING and getting rid of unnecessary items. Also cleaning a few closets. We bought some new leather furniture for the living room and that required more moving too. You should have seen my husband and I moving a sofa bed into a distant bedroom. We had to stand it on its end and then turn it around a tight corner and remove the bedroom door for it to fit. I am surprised we made it and no arguments either. Whew!!
I have been making new recipes and eating out occasionally too. We are planning a spring break trip to Arkansas again. This time we will be sleeping in our RV and our friends have toy haulers. We will get to try out our little shower and I do mean little! I don't believe we will use the toilet, don't want to clean that out or be left with any fumes. The campground we are staying out will have showers and bathrooms.
I bought a new laptop for our business computer so I could be portable and the old computer was failing. I got a monster screen 18.4". It's taking some getting used to with the keyboard being so different. I had the most difficult time loading my Quickbooks and importing my old files. I have done this before but this time it seems that everything that could go wrong did. Being on the phone with support team was not the most pleasant experience. I had to have remote access help. After about four hours, it was accomplished.

I will finish with this update. The title of this post reads "Absent, but not minded".


Pamela said...

I feel all thumbs when I try to type on a lap top

Kila said...

Enjoyed your update. Do share a photo of those new floors!

I'm using a laptop for the first time at my new job. Almost two weeks now, and not used to it!

Marsha said...

I've used laptops for years so no real problems here. Love the portability but I still keep my big desktop as I have a lot of extras tied into it for digital graphics / photo editing and the like.

I've been an infrequent blogger lately as well.

Thanks for stopping by. Hope all is well with you!

Soren Duus said...

@Marsha: You got that right! They're much better than those desktop pc's. But keeping a 'em for photo-editing is quite ideal. Haha!

You also have to learn some tricks with Quickbooks to avoid any mishaps, though.

Hope everything's good at your hacienda.

Btw, is that title French?