The biggest news of the past 6 months is the arrival of our second child. Another daughter.
Okay, not really over. Just put on hold for a while. It’s official: I’ll be staying at my teaching job for a few more years.
I guess another year has come to an end.Â Looking back I had a pretty good 2009, especially the last week.Â My wife and I went up to Michigan to spend some time with my family during Christmas.Â My brother and his wife were home from China so it was great to spend some time with them.Â They made it back safely to China but apparently their sleeping routines are a little off.Â I guess that happens when you fly half way around the world…
Not long ago I bought myself a late birthday/early Christmas present.Â My old hp pavilion (probably 6 or 7 years old) needed an upgrade.Â It served me well and I never really had any major problems with it until I crammed it so full of programs and files at the end that it really started to slow down.Â So I shopped around and decided to go with another hp.Â Since I plan to have it for awhile I decided to go all out and I got the Pavilion Elite 9290f while it was on sale.Â So far it has been awesome.Â It came with Windows 7 which seems to be pretty smooth.Â Plus I got a copy of Adobe CS4 and MS Office at a great price because I’m a student at IUSB.Â Everything has run really well so far.Â I can’t believe how much faster everything is compared to my old computer. I’m actually typing this post on the new computer.Â It’s set up in the “command center” at the moment (also known as the living room where I have two computers, an LCD monitor, Wii, Xbox 360, and TV all set up and ready to take over the world.)
The desktop didn’t come with a monitor so after getting some cash and gift cards for Christmas I talked to the fine people at Dell and they offered me a great sale price on their IPS panel 2209waÂ monitor.Â Apparently it is a pretty decent monitor for photo editing without a huge price tag.
Now, as Christmas break draws to a close, I’m going to try to get all the computers and the new wireless printer we got at Sam’s Club to connect to each other through the magic of a wireless network.