. . . fall by the wayside sometimes. There are so many things I need to do but feel like I’m coming down with something. I have the beginnings of a sore throat, so I didn’t do much today except take it easy. I tried to run a couple of errands but both businesses are closed on Mondays, so I came back to the Park. Somewhere in my travels I lost the water pressure regulator, so I bought a new one at Walmart and finally hooked it up today. I had also bought carpet for the rear entry steps and got those put on. They really make a difference – to me and especially to the dog.
I’ve been wondering what to do about my filthy carpet so I tried to do some research on the net today. I may have to wait until I reach Savannah to get it steam cleaned, or if I can find one, buy a small Green Machine and do it myself. I wouldn’t mind doing it, but after looking at the Rug Doctor that you can rent, decided it was much too large to fool with in this small space.
I still am having computer troubles, and still can’t decide what to replace both computers with. I would get another PC when Windows 7 comes out, for close to half the cost of a Mac. On the other hand, I would still have the problems with firewalls, virus protection, constant annoying security updates, and the like. Additionally, I would have to learn a completely new operating system (no one can tell me it will be anything like any previous Microsoft OS), so I might as well learn a new system that is better to begin with. I hate spending the money when I only need email and internet, but there is nothing in between that I can see. I hope I can hold out until Windows 7 is released, and until I can look and try out my niece’s Mac.
The leaves are starting to turn and fall here, and autumn has definitely arrived in the Northeast. Winter won’t be far behind. I never thought I would live to see the day I’d be too old to want to hang around a cold environment, although I wouldn’t choose to be in either Florida, the Gulf Coast, or the desert. Isn’t there someplace north that has a decent winter climate?