We’re Helping the Economy

Our new computers.  February 20, 2009.

Our new computers. February 20, 2009.

Betsy and I have been doing our part to help the economy.  So if things don’t improve soon, it won’t be because we haven’t been trying.

Yesterday we had to take our Prius into the dealership for her 120,000 mile service.  Let me just say that the service required was fairly major and I’m sure we helped contribute to the paychecks of at least a couple of mechanics.

We then headed over to the Apple store and made a MAJOR contribution to the economy.  We’ve been discussing new computers for over a year now, and we finally decided to take the plunge.  We like our Macintoshes and so we stayed with them.

Now all we have to do is transfer our files from the old computers to the new computers.  Hopefully much of that will be done overnight.  But if you don’t hear from us for a day or two, you know we’ve encountered a problem.

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25 Responses to “We’re Helping the Economy”

  1. Valkyrien Says:

    I hope you will not encounter any problems! And congratulations with your new computer! Have a nice weekend! Greetings from a snowy and white Norway…..:)

  2. Kathy Says:

    How neat! I just got a new computer last summer. Never used an apple. Hopefully you’ll have less woes than what I do with Windows Vista. Enjoy your new toys. =)

  3. Neal Says:

    I used to use Macs all the time. They are more stable than Windows IMO. However, if I got one it would have to be a dual boot system that would run Windows also since there is so much software available on the PC that is not available on the Mac. It an few years I may try a Linux system.

  4. Michele Says:

    I’m sure all will go well… see you soon!

  5. Tina Says:

    George,
    I LOVE MY MAC…It is the best purchase I ever made, besides my digital camera, of course!! My hubby is still a pc person..but I’ve noticed him sneaking my laptop several nights to create his movies of his rc planes flying..haha
    Hope all goes well with your transfer of files!!

  6. NCMountainwoman Says:

    Glad you are helping out the economy! I need a new computer as well, but can’t bear the thought of learning Vista and transferring files.

  7. Mildred Says:

    Best wishes with the new computers. It’s always scary to transfer, but I hope all goes smoothly.

  8. JLS Hall Says:

    Wow, new toys to play with! That should be fun, if slightly frustrating. I’ve thought of switching to Apple, too – but I really hate to have to learn new computer stuff, so I always talk myself out of it. But maybe one of these days…

  9. Shelley Says:

    As someone that had to get a new computer cuz the other one crashed – I think it’s much better to be in the situation to decide you need a new one rather than the computer deciding!! Good luck!

  10. Ruth Hiebert Says:

    O.K. now I’m jealous.LOL Jake and I looked at a Mac the other day.It WILL be our next computer.Too bad,but we ‘need’ to get some better camera lenses first.Enjoy the new toys and please keep me informed about how it goes.
    Blessings,Ruth

  11. Suzanne Says:

    Congrats on the new PS’s. And thanks for helping Stimulate things…I am doing my part to, you know with tissues, cold medicine and juice!!!
    your prius has 120k??? I am thrilled that my car is almost at 100K. I have never had a car that long in my life….well, a NEW car.

  12. Suzanne Says:

    Not PS’s. PC’s. ;0

  13. Happyone Says:

    Congratulations on the new computers!! We both have imacs and love our apples. Ken recently bought a lap top too.
    I wouldn’t even consider buying any other type of computer!!

  14. Ms Hays Says:

    Niiiice! It looks like you went with a widescreen – me too! I LOVE MY WIDESCREEN!!! Congratulations!

  15. treadway Says:

    Have fun with the new computers! And like someone else said, better to make the choice of your own freewill rather than be forced.

  16. Rose Says:

    That was me in the ‘treadway says’–so don’t think I didn’t visit. hehe

  17. Susie Says:

    Well it’s satisfying to know someone is out trying to save the economy! Can’t wait to see how y’all like your new computers.

  18. Grammy Says:

    How wonderful to get new computers. My first computer was an apple. way back in the day. Have fun.

  19. Jen Says:

    Good Luck! I love new toys, as long as they work well.

  20. Fishing Guy Says:

    George: Now if everyone else would do this maybe you would have started a major economic turn around by yourself.

  21. theArthurClan Says:

    I’m drooling over that W I D E screen! Wowza. 🙂

  22. happilyretired Says:

    Good for the two of you! Ya know I’ve been helping the economy too, right? I love MY new Sony LCD HDTV, camera, and lens ;–)
    Hugs and blessings,

  23. Tootie Says:

    Go forward and keep stimulating, George & Betsy. 🙂 I think the economy needs all the help it can get right now.

  24. Jane Says:

    A Mac a day keeps the Vista Blues away!

    Jane, another Mac user

  25. Carrizo Says:

    Congrats to Your new computer!

    I have not been using Mac never. My old (4 ½ years) computer is a laptop (Fujitsu Siemens) with wide screen. I take take backups every friday, because I am afraid that it will leave me some day. Also my future computer will be a laptop. I am using it when visiting my country side home and wanna know what’s aroung this world.

    Tranferring file must be quite a job, but although You are using a new computer, remember backups George.

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