Sunday, November 25, 2007

Early Christmas?

All -

Bex is settling in nicely. He experienced his first Thanksgiving and tried so much food I thought he was going to pop like a tick. He's generally open to trying new foods. I was very surprised that he liked the greens so much. We spent the day with family. Mr. Bex was a good sport and was in good spirits. He's a joy to be around.

Since I had to work the day after Thanksgiving, Jess opted out of joining the crazies who shop at 4 a.m. to get deals on under-powered PCs other items that will likely break soon after using. Generally you get what you pay for. Also, my time and sleep are to valuable to deal with that kind of crowd situation. Too often the limited quantities of the super sale items means you leave empty-handed or have to settle for the higher priced item you didn't want. Kinda nice how that works, eh?

Well after returning home and spending more time with family on Friday night, Jess and I bought our Christmas presents. We got two new Macbooks. My desktop (currently being used to write this) is close to six (!) years old and is woefully underpowered now; though top-of-the-line when initially purchased. Jess' laptop is around 4 years old and she's needing something new as well. Neither of us want to deal with Vista right now so we've decided to jump ship and go Mac. Time will tell whether this is good or bad. We did get Parallels for Jess' Macbook so she can install XP and continue to run her Real Estate applications. Also extra memory (2GB). Since they're both white, we got protective covers...pink for her and orange for me. The computers are due to arrive in the next couple of weeks. I'll need to migrate my music and photos, otherwise I should be set. I've wanted a Mac for years and this seems like the right time (updated Santa Rosa chip set and operating system).

So very exciting.

We decided to focus on Bex and only small items for us for the holiday. Hopefully the new laptops will be here in time for Christmas.

Woo hoo!

4 comments:

Jenn said...

I'm sure that my ibook is "woefully underpowered" but since I only use it to surf the internet and manage my digital photos, I think my needs are pretty minimal :)

Just don't go bragging to Jones, he's already mentioned that he wants to go mac and we have more pressing needs ... like a pretty wedding ring for me ;)

Bryan said...

Sheesh, you'd think my undying love would be enough and she'd let me get a Mac, but nooooo.... ;)

Peter said...

Thinking about you guys. Just so you know.

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