Hi guys, we got desperate and bought temporary internet while waiting for the other one to kick in. Whew. Those coffee shop chairs were doing me in. But I had to send and get email every day or so for work and writing-related stuff.
Before the message boards got updated, they only had a few font colors to pick from and they had names instead of numbers. It greatly helped this whole pencil debate thing because the one called "orange" was exactly the same color as the pencil.
So my laptop has been freezing all the time and the power cord squeals (really!) and half the keys are stuck and it took like five minutes to switch screens. So with my tax rebate I bought a new laptop and a small version of PhotoShop! yay! This one is smaller and lighter than the old one, too, so easier to carry. I had to pay a little more to get a processor big and fast enough for my graphic design stuff, but it'll save me money to be able to do my own book covers for PeP and I might be able to sell some freelance ones, too.
It's rather amazing to click on something and have it open. Like, right then.
Though it did freeze up on my today... If it does that again I might have to bring it back to see what they say.
I can't figure out how to get my email set up on the new one, though, so I was stuck with the old turtle when I went out to the coffee shops this week. I need to find an old copy of Word, too, cuz the light version this has doesn't have track changes or Outlook Express.