My wife now has her own laptop which means I can monopolize this one more than I already do. That is good news for those of you who enjoy reading my work. For those of you who don’t, why are you reading this?
Yesterday I spent most of my afternoon, after our family trip to Best Buy, setting up her computer and trying to fight through a headache which was unrelated. In the process of doing that, I became motivated to tackle some long overdue maintenance on my laptop. I also finally downloaded and installed Windows 7 and kicked Vista to the curb. The install was a breeze and the clean, from-scratch upgrade appears to have taken care of all of the minor errors and issues I have been having the last six months or so. This all comes on the heels of upgrading the wireless router for our home network, which affords me more range, better signal, and wireless printing. Huzzah!
Thanks to the upgraded router and the purchase of a laptop for my wife, I will have more free time to dedicate to my writing since I won’t have to share with her. Yes, I could write in my den on the desktop but then I would be separated from her at night and wouldn’t be able to watch TV as I work. Besides, if I wasn’t sitting on the couch next to her, she’d miss out on all my witty comments related to the Bachelor, Dancing With the Stars, American Idol, and many other high quality shows. Having a more stable environment, in terms of the computer operating system and wireless signal, will also further augment my efficiency and will hopefully lead to better writing as well.
Right now I am finishing up transferring my iTunes files from my desktop PC to my laptop. After that I will be installing Microsoft Office, my Blackberry software, and the application that allows me to print wirelessly. Then I will be able to get back into the swing of writing about baseball.
Speaking of which, I’m going to try and react in a more timely fashion to some of the events that occur on the baseball landscape as they impact the Royals instead of saving them up and dumping them all together in a long edition of From the Fish Pond. I’m hoping that by writing shorter posts more frequently I can get my opinions published as I have them instead of losing them to the dark recesses of my mind forever. I’ll still be writing longer articles at the rate I have been in the past, so these shorter posts shouldn’t take away from anything else I do on this site. In essence this will be a trial run, and if I don’t like the end result I’ll scrap it within a week or so.
Not sure why I just told you all of that, but I’d hate for anyone to think that I was slacking or goofing off!