There are a lot computers in this house. My computer lives upstairs in my room. Running upstairs to quickly check e-mail or look up a recipe is not always convenient. Espically with two little girle who both want to be playing Minecraft. Roper's big laptop lives in the family room. It is convenient, but big and clunky and needs to be plugged in most of the time. And this year the girls have a fair amount of homework that needs to be done on various websites. It is hard to monitor the homework and get anything else done. (except, maybe, folding laundry.) So when Roper asked me what I wanted for my birthday I told him I wanted a medium sized laptop with a lot of battery that is suitable for web surfing. It doesn't have to be fancy, I don't play games. It doesn't have to talk to the printer. I can do that upstairs.
So, Roper did his google magic and found this laptop for a vary reasonable price. It does what I want it to do, isn't huge, and best of all, IT'S BLUE!
Every time I think that it can't get any busier something else comes along.
Last week the girls were on break. The house got, um, very lived in. Tomorrow is cleaning lady day. I expected to spend a quiet day doing pick-up-and-put-away while the girls were at school. Ha Ha. I stopped to glance through my e-maill while I was looking for an address. And I found a reminder about the holiday cookie exchange at the Girl Scout meetting this evening. Now I had managed to not read the initial message about the cookies. So this was a total suprise. I panicked. Internet Boy came to my rescue. Roper googled and found a receipe that I had and lost 30 years ago. Melt-away cookies are mostly corn starch and powdered sugar and flavoring. They are dirt simple to make and go together in no time. I ran to the Jewel for ingrediants and made a batch of chocolate chip and a batch of orange spice. And managed to get them done just in time.
I did, however, have an oops with a spatula and bent both beaters. Later, when I have time to find the model number of my 35 y/o MixMaster, Roper will try to find replacements on the internet.