Betsy Has a New Toy

Betsy using her new MacBook.  August 9, 2009.

Betsy using her new MacBook. August 9, 2009.

Betsy has a new toy!  It is somewhat of a belated birthday present — we picked it up after we got back home.  That was a couple of days after her birthday, but I don’t think she minds too much.

Our computer room is in the front of our house, but most of Betsy’s bird feeders are on the deck in the back.  So Betsy was always jumping up from her computer to see her birds (or to make sure squirrels weren’t eating everything in the feeders) or else she was reluctantly leaving her ‘throne’ — her side of our reclining sofa — to come into the computer room.  I won’t say Betsy did this a lot, but there is a well-worn path between her iMac and her throne (I’m kidding!!).

This past weekend was a tax-free weekend in Tennessee, so we got Betsy a new MacBook.  We saved almost enough on the tax to pay for the wireless router.  Since our iMacs have wireless capability we got rid of our old router and discovered that the wireless connection is faster than the old wired connection.  And more importantly Betsy can sit on her throne and watch her birds (and the TV) and work on her new computer at the same time.  And she says she can’t multi-task!

Right now our iMacs are still wired to printers and external hard drives, but we’ll probably go wireless with them in the future.  It will be nice to get rid of some of the cables under our desks.

Come to think of it, Betsy got the new toy, but I’ve enjoyed the benefits of going wireless.  Now if I could only get Betsy to let me play with her new toy!

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20 Responses to “Betsy Has a New Toy”

  1. Kathy Says:

    LMHO You have turned poor Betsy into a couch potato. =) Just kidding. She does look like she is enjoying that new toy. One of these days I might get one of those laptops.

  2. Hilda Says:

    Ooh! What a perfect birthday present!
    Yes, my husband and I are Mac users too — since the early 90s! 🙂

  3. ChrisC Says:

    Yea!Betsy.we’ve gone totally wireless in our house(printer included).Love it.How did we ever do it before,with all those cables?

  4. JLS Hall Says:

    What a wonderful birthday gift! I would love a laptop – hate having my computer tied to one spot. Hmmm. Come to think of it, I’ve got a birthday coming up, too!

  5. JennJilks Says:

    That is funny. I just did a post about
    http://myreflectionsmusings.blogspot.com/2009/08/grandparents-and-internet.html
    There is so much ageism, lots of media about helping us frail old f@rts learning computer skills, and they do not know what we are doing!!!!

  6. Happyone Says:

    Oh I know how Betsy feels. I love my MacBook.

  7. Susie Says:

    Good luck with getting her to let you have time with the new toy. She looks pretty contented with it.

  8. Fishing Guy Says:

    George: That was some good timing on your art with the new notebook. I’m sure she will have a ball with it.

  9. Carla Says:

    Cool! It’s always fun to get a new toy!

  10. Darla Says:

    Good luck getting your hands on Betsy’s new toy!!

  11. Tricia Says:

    sure sounds like multi-tasking to me! hehehe
    She’s a lucky girl – that’s a NIIIICE b-day present!

  12. Cheryl Says:

    Yea for the new birthday gift for Betsy! I am expecting the FedEx man today with my new laptop! Mom has always had the “hand-me-downs” in the computer department and finally I built myself a Dell lap-top!! Even my very computer savy son said I did a great job. There you go. And thanks so much for stopping by my blog.

  13. Tina Says:

    I guess there will a new path worn in your rug..as you chase Betsy to get her new laptop!! Tee he. I love mine, don’t know what I would do without it..it goes everywhere..and each time we fly to where we are going I say I’m not taking it and then I do..free wifi in most of the hotels these days..makes it hard to leave it at home..plus if there is nothing on tv at hotel we watch a dvd we bring along..ahhh life is good!!

  14. Ruth Says:

    You are spoiling her.:-) but she deserves it.I might add,I am just a teeny bit jealous,as I would like a laptop computer.Maybe someday.
    Blessings,Ruth

  15. Antigoni Says:

    Betsy enjoy your new computer. George you are a very good husband.

  16. MaryBeth Says:

    New toys are always fun. I just hope Betsy doesn’t wear this one out. LOL
    I’ve been thinnking about a labtop too. MB

  17. imac Says:

    Nice one Betsy., just rap Georges knuckles if he comes near.lol

  18. Michele- Rocky Mountain Retreat Photos Says:

    That’s always a good thing to have… much needed, I am sure!

  19. Rose Says:

    That is a great present! She will love it.

  20. Happily Retired Gal Says:

    I finally opened Google Reader and am quickly checking for posts I might have missed … had to stop at this one because I have a ‘mac’ friend who is always encouraging me to switch from my PC. I’m sure both you and Betsy will enjoy the conveniences of ‘wireless’ … I know I do ;–)
    Hugs and blessings,

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