Well, I should say it's all over but the paying. And the continued uploading, and all that sundry and et cetera.
I am writing this post on the new computer, which you see here, completely broken in with new greasy fingerprints:
So far I am utterly in love with this new laptop. It's little, but not too little. It's just SWEET. Love the screen, love the keyboard, love how light it is.
My faith and satisfaction in HP remains high. The setup with Windows 7 was easy-peasy. My software guys came through like major champs (all for the ridiculously low price of YOU WOULD NOT BELIEVE HOW EXPENSIVE MY STENO SOFTWARE IS. No, really, YOU WOULD NOT BELIEVE.) But everything loaded and restored seamlessly, and I didn't even have any hyperventilation or break into a sweat, and Mr. Jefferies seemed to sense my need to be left alone so I could get this all set up, and he was a champ while I did.
The snow is mostly all melted, and the plum trees are back standing upright, and the nets and cold frame are not crushed.
Clearly something is wrong. Things are just a little bit too perfect here.
But the UPS guy came at like 7:30 p.m. to deliver the new laptop , followed in about 10 minutes by the FedEx guy (man, those guys are working long hours these days) to deliver the sexy new Duet case from Stenograph, which I'm also in love with. And I'm writing this at about 10:30 p.m., after everything is loaded and set up, and I've even taken photos and loaded them and edited them and everything.
Photo here of the Duet case, with Yorkie for scale and extra adorableness.
The proof will be in the pudding, but so far I am even more in love with this splendid new case than I am with the splendid new laptop. No longer is it the behemoth that I used to lug around and finally gave up using because it was more trouble than it was worth, so then I lugged around two slightly less behemothish cases. Everything fits very cutely and compactly in this thing, and it's very well thought out.
Now I just need to get enough work to justify all this. Sigh.