To get a new computer.
Yes, Kurt ordered us a new Gateway machine today. We didn't think that we would be getting a Gateway, but we'll get the most for our money this way. It's a desktop model, and we're still going to use the screen and speakers that we already have.
But we're going to have a MUCH faster computer, with a TON more storage! My dream!
With all that I do (editing photos, blogging, and working on Lynwood's website), I need SPACE.
Our current computer is grinding to a halt. It's a Dell, and it's about 5 years old. Kurt always has this experience with Dell computers, so we knew it was coming. We've been getting the "extremely low space" message for months now, and we've cleared out everything we could onto an external hard drive (that's where all of our pictures are). This is basically a preemptive strike before this one totally crashes.
Ultimately, we're going to get a Mac desktop and I'll have a PC desktop or laptop to do some things on (I know PC like the back of my hand and I just like my comfort zone!). I KNOW I will love the Mac once I get used to it. I just won't have a ton of time to devote to learning a new machine, and I do too much on the computer to be out of commission. I already feel like I've missed so much blogging recently, because I haven't been able to upload pictures!
So hopefully in a week or so I'll have a fresh computer to use. The weight on my shoulders now is having to track down all the program CD's to Photoshop (thanks a trillion, Lindsey!), etc. We thought we had them all in one place but you know how that goes. I get so stressed over things like this, and I just need to clam down. We will find all of the program CD's we need. That's what I keep telling myself.
So that's the news right now...I will be blogging more frequently again and I won't have to stress over a loud, maxed-out-on-space computer. We are considering this our Christmas gift to each other (even though we did concede that we need to have one thing to open....but it will be under $50).
In honor of my Christmas gift, I'm now officially putting up my Christmas music playlist. I've heard from several people that they love this playlist, and pull it up just to listen to during the day. I would have to agree, it's a good collection, and always growing :)
So MERRY CHRISTMAS to me (and you)!!