Seriously. Ya know...I had a couple of minor issues when I turned 40 last October, but never really felt as if I was getting up there in age. I saw a few commercials with women my age or a little younger doing wrinkle and anti-aging infomercials. OMG. That set me off a little. My eye doctor is younger and it felt a little funny when I had my last check-up and he said it was probably time for people "our" age to start thinking about reading glasses. No, I didn't smack him or pop off about them young'uns that had no respect for their elders. But after yesterday...I feel old.
The power cord on my laptop is already going out. I switched over to the teen boy's laptop (my old Dell) and tried to work on my chapter. The power cord is going out on that one, too. Ugh. I went to Walmart and of course...they were ALL out. Radio Shack is right next door. I hate going there because they're usually quite a bit more expensive. I didn't see what I was looking for and had to ask the sales "girl". She walked me back over to the computer accessory section and handed me an iGo. Apparently it's the new cool gadget. A young guy behind us started raving about how he has one for cell phones. It apparently has a main power cord that goes into the power source. Home or car. Then the attachments vary according to your needs. The system I bought yesterday is for most laptops. I was a little lost as all the techno stuff and explanation flew by me. But the worst part -- they were explaining it to me as if I were a child. Or older. I just wanted to get home and work. I freaked out a little when she rang it up...$100. But then again I knew two power cords for two laptops wouldn't be cheap.
Wow. This gadget is pretty cool. It has a cord that plugs into the powerstrip but has a plastic end which sort of reminds me of a phone cord. That is so you can plug in whatever tip you need to fit whichever laptop you use.
Back to work!! At least for as long as we have power. We're under a severe weather alert for this afternoon. It's freaking February! They're already telling us to use our tornado precautions today. *sigh* It's going to be a long tornado season.
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