I know ....yawn!
Then sometime in June of last year...I was looking at the ads for a cheap wireless notebook. I thought that the notebook would be so convenient for me to use, when I visited my Mom in Dayton. I could do all my work in the evenings when I wasn't with her. Reasonable!
(The fact that I started blogging back in June didn't have anything to do with my desire for a laptop...nope not a bit!)
I kept searching the ads,but I never found a cheap laptop!
( define cheap? )
I didn't mention my desire for a laptop to my husband Jim... he wouldn't have cared, but I wasn't sure that I wanted to spend the money.
You see, Jim is a doer, not a long thinker. He makes up his mind pretty quickly. I am just the opposite,.I tend to think about things for a long time especially when it comes to spending money. (Good thing that opposites attract!)
So I kind of put that idea of buying a laptop out of my head....(that part about putting the idea of a new laptop out of my head is not entirely true.... ) no harm in sill looking at the ads every week, with the economy slowing down, maybe I'll get a good deal!
After Christmas I was still looking at the sale ads, and I spotted a mini laptop in a bunch of nice decorator colors ...and most of the mini 's were under $500.00...anddddddd, I got a gift card for Christmas that would cover a good part of it...so yae...
I'm almost there, now I had a plan...it's a gift ... The person that gave me the gift card would be proud that I bought something that I really wanted. I felt better!
I decided that I would buy the mini,...it would be enough computer for what I wanted it for.
Now I was ready to ask Jim what he thought about me getting a mini laptop.
He was skeptical of the mini laptop ...he thought that if I wanted a laptop, then I needed to get one with bells and whistles!
He also recommended that I get a wireless, since we already had a router for our two other desktops. The mini wasn't a wireless, Oh shoot! I had forgotten why I wanted the laptop in the first place, so that I could use it at my mothers house because she didn't have a computer access....
but what about the five fashion colors?
( I think that I was bordering on being obnoxious)
I really did want a good computer, he was right, and I wanted a wireless. Right again, darn it!
A couple of weeks before my birthday, Jim brought the dell ads to me...he pointed out a couple of laptops that he thought would be good. We discussed it a little and I said OK ..I still wanted to think about it.After a day or two...Jim came home from work and asked me if I had ordered the computer yet....I HAD NOT,..... I was still researching all possibilities. Maybe I could find a wireless computer in fashion colors and cheap...
Jim didn't say much.... and then he left the room to change his clothes.
A few minutes later he came back in the room with the dell ads and the phone. He handed the phone to me and said that the dell rep was ready to help me. Hint Hint
Yes, the picture above is my new beautiful laptop...my Dell Red
and I do love it.......and when you purchase a Dell Red, a portion of the profits go to charities in Africa! That made me smile!
After all the procrastination on my part ...
It seems my husband knows what will make me happy, better then I do sometimes!