It finally happened. My backup old computer went bust. Now, I’ve got no computers to use at home. Aw, crumb.
The laptop that I had bought on Ebay was the one I had been using for my classes since last year. But then the letter I on the keyboard went wacko on me and it keeps typing by itself. Maybe my computer was trying to tell me that I’m thinking and writing about myself too much?
Anyhow, so I had to close it up and break out my old (first) laptop that a fellow soldier in my former MP unit had repaired for me before. It was working perfectly fine and dandy until yesterday.
What happened was, I was trying to hook it up to the bedroom in my Mom’s room, so that we could watch something together off the Internet. But somehow, my non-techy skills had caused me to make my laptop’s screen disappear. Yeah, it went away to the Twilight Zone, it seems. I can hear the little Windows sound come on, but no picture wants to come on the screen. Dagnabbit.
So where have I been turning to, in order to check my email, enter my online work time card (because Guam’s a day ahead, I gotta enter my work time online the following day), and do my postin’ on here? At the fantabulous USO!
On Guam, it’s located in the village of Tumon (the touristy area) within the lobby area of the Royal Orchid Hotel. I’ve actually been comin’ here often since about a month ago, since my other laptop had went nuts. The reason is cuz my old computer don’t wanna jive with my printer. For some reason, the driver download (and whatever other stuffs the matter with it) don’t wanna print what I need to print off of my computer. So I’ve been coming here regularly for the past month, in order to print and scan some papers.
It’s been a Godsend, this place. Especially the free chow and drinks (soda, coffee, etc). I once ate instant noodles here, but my usual fav chow is the pasta that’s in a big cup in one of the little refrigerators at the counter. Yummy stuff, that pasta.
Well, I gotsto be headin’ out now. Gotta go get more cement from the Home Depot on the way home (who knows what the parents wanna cement up this time, but they mentioned to me to grab – heave ho! – a coupla bags again). Then I gotta go cut the grass with my wonderful lawnmower, which still works. I’ve actually had that lawnmower for about 5 years now, but had kept it in storage. It won’t cut any grass that about knee-high. So because the grass around my house is usually way up to shoulder-high (depending on how much rain has been showering upon us ’round here), I’ve been keeping that red lawnmower of mine in storage.
But now that the sky’s been dry lately and the grass around my house has been tamed much better, that lawnmower has been a usable tool for me. I love it, I tell ya! So much easier to use than a heavy weed-whacker, which requires a whole outfit to be worn prior to use (weed-whacker fashion here).
But what’s the rush with the cement-grabbing and grass mowing? Me gotsto go for a work training in Kauai, HI for work training tomorrow for a coupla weeks. Am I excited? Not really, cuz it’s for work. And I sure haven’t been to that point where I think work is “fun”, like my trainer over there in Kauai thinks of it. What a liberating thing that must be to think of work as “fun”, huh? Can’t imagine how much.
Anyhow, I best be skiddadling me-self now. With my pasta-in-a-cup, of course. Yes, I am bummed that I won’t have a laptop to take with me to use while sitting in my hotel over there on the weekends. But as ya might’ve guessed, the Holy Spirit’s been letting me know that that’s the time for me to break out my Bible and read s’more.
A wonderful Sunday to y’all!
This flower kinda looks upside-down, but it was actually facing in this direction. :oD