I finally did it.
After months of comparing, and visiting stores, and comparing more, I bought the lap top.
I was truly stuck in the paralysis of analysis.
I'm not one to just spend close to a thousand dollars without feeling that I've done my homework.
In the end I settled on the HP dv6775us.
3 gigs of DDR2, 256MB dedicated memory, NVIDIA GeForce 8400M GS processor, 250 Gig hard drive. I'll never fill it up. I have yet to experience the problems with Vista that others have complained of, but I do think I liked XP better, so far.
To put it plainly, I should have done this months ago.
I looked in the office door at the old machine last night, sitting there all lonely, and thought, "rest my old friend, you've earned it".
And to think that less than a week ago I was cursing it.....
I heard from Matt this morning.
He's doing well.
They were on a four day mission, and in the field while all the heavy crap was going down the beginning of last week.
He couldn't get in touch to let us know that he was ok.
What a relief to finally hear from him.
No matter how I try I can't put this war in the back of my mind for more than a few minutes at a time.
I'll sure be glad when they all come home.
If I live long enough to see it.
The Patriots won last night, which means that Mark, (The One Percenters blog) and I will be getting together for a Lobster dinner, at his expense.
Truth be known, I'll be happy just to meet him, shake his hand, and talk in person for a while.