Morning all: First off, Diane, thank you for starting us off. I was cross-eyed by the time we got home from shopping.
Re computers, I spent an hour yesterday at Best Buy looking at laptops for a Xmas present for granddaughter, whose current computer is two days older than God. Robbo's comment is so true re budget. Grandaughter doesn't need one with all the bells and whistles for video games, 24-hour nonstop streaming, etc. so I took photos of two 2-in-1's (a Dell and Lenovo) with good RAM, SSD, touchscreen and versatility for future needs and will watch for them to go on sale. I already got daughter nice little Chromebook for Xmas. And Ms. D got a Chromebook last year when everyone went to online learning. The really funny thing is that I took Ms. D with me, who then went into raptures when we detoured to look at refrigerators, some costing upwards of $3 thousand dollars, that will photograph the inside of your fridge and send a message to you at the store to remind you what you need! With others you could knock on a glass door and have the insides light up so you don't have to go to the bother of opening it. Then she dragged me off to inspect new washing machines! I swear she'll spend her first paycheck on a very high-end appliance. Having grown up in a house where the cellar was our 'fridge,' I'm aghast at what seem to be totally unnecessary and very expensive options which seem to border on the decadent and are. moreover, too dependent on electronics. Obviously in full Grinch mode here! :-)
Lindybird: I went through battery of tests a while back. Was convinced I had every nasty, rare and incurable disease under the sun so when I went for results, was somewhat nonplussed when everything came back normal. "What do you mean? Normal!" :-)) I then immediately felt much better. I also didn't tell the family. Will be sending positive thoughts your way this week. EDIT: Lindybird: Do you remember that poem you wrote about The Delightful Miss D? after I posted a photo of D at the ranch where my daughter used to live? Well, I told you I put the photo and poem together and framed them. She still has that in her room! Someone commented to granddaughter that Ms D was "delightful" and gd responded that someone had written a poem about her. Just wanted you to know that those few minutes it took you to write that are still bringing smiles years later. ;-)
AQ: Love that cockroach story.
Our herring gulls are red listed birds. Think about that the next time you hear some flaming idiot calling for a cull of them.
dibnlib: That is brilliant about your niece.
Lindybird: I don't see that poem and photo going anywhere..... :-)
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