Sorry for the absence of posts. My laptop computer is slowly dying and I have been migrating everything to my own user account on Duncan’s computer. We are hoping to amicably share the one computer. We will each have our own user ID to log into so I will have my own bookmarks and shortcuts. Hopefully, this will not be detrimental to our marriage. We have never shared computers very well before, but with me being a stay at home mom (and more able to use the computer during the day) and me playing games on the XBOX 360 in the evening while he plays on the PC, I think we can swing it.
The bonus of not replacing my laptop right away is that Duncan can take his time and take it apart and see if he can make it work well again. We also would be able to spend the money earmarked for a new laptop on an Ipad instead. Duncan and Elizabeth are very excited about the Ipad and Duncan has convinced me that it will be nice for me too, especially while nursing the new baby (Elizabeth used to hate it when I turned pages so I could never read books when I nursed).
Sadly, our tech issues have come in multiples. Our XBOX 360 keeps breaking. Duncan had fixed the red ring of death twice a few months ago. Last week we had a new breakdown in the form of error E 74.
Duncan took it apart again and fixed it (after 4 trips to the hardware store for the correct nylon washers and parts). After only two days of being up and running, we are back at E 74. He will be taking it apart again today to try to fix it again. We aren’t sure when to throw in the towel and buy a new one. We have had ours for a long time (longer than most have it before suffering these issues), but since this is a system-wide problem, there is no guarantee that a new one wouldn’t break too.
On a completely unrelated note, we went out to dinner as a family last Saturday on our Takeout Night (we do things that don’t relate to technology!).
We rarely go out to eat as a family. Elizabeth and I go out to eat with my family in Portland a lot and Duncan goes out to lunch a lot, but we don’t usually budget family dinners out. We are trying to make the weekly Takeout Night/Pizza Night a bit special for Elizabeth so we decided to occasionally go out to eat with her.
Last Saturday we took her to Izzy’s. Duncan and I hadn’t been there in years (and I don’t think we had ever been there together). Elizabeth goes there with her grandparents sometimes and loves it.
She even showed us her ninja butter knife skills:
It was pretty cute and a nice time out with the family.