My laptop is back.
But it’s not.
I was shipped a new (refurbished) machine instead of my old one (poor dear must have been too far gone), and one of the results of getting a new machine is that it is compatible with a recently released *illuminated keyboard.*
Believe-you-me we ordered it right away, and Jay just installed it tonight. Way. beyond. cool.
So the book-cataloging software is all that’s left, right?
Well, I’ve just picked one because I got tired of comparing them, and I have the scanning gun to speed the inputting process on those books that have bar codes.
A rough, unscientific, scanning of my shelves indicates a 50/50 split (I have a lot of old and/or jacketless books), but I still think this device was worth buying. I inputted maybe a dozen ISBNs to experiment with before I had the scanner, and those took more time and focus than the 32 I popped in tonight to see how the scanner works.
Anyway, I have one more book-buying spree on my calendar (Kids’ books are half-off next week), then I expect the rigorous reality of school to fill up all our time.
All we need now are boxes small enough to lift when full of books, and they will be quietly packed away until called for.
And I don’t think I’ve yet said it here, but I’ve lost nearly 13 pounds this summer. I finally passed the point where I could feel the difference myself, rather than just seeing it in my clothes.
My mom’s been saying for weeks that she could see the change, but she doesn’t see me every day…
Yes, I’m celebrating. God is good.