We have two very good desktop computers in our home. Both work fine, and both are usually on and sleeping. So we really don't NEED to have a laptop, but last year when we went on a two week "rented" RV vacation in a 25' class C, Craig brought one of the computers and it's monitor along. It rode in the booth dinette area, and took up much of the table top when he set it up each night. Our internet connection was thru his cell phone.
That experience made me realize the necessity of getting a laptop. That and the desire to be able to sit in front of the fire, in my comfy chair, and read blogs or browse the web.
I asked for one for the upcoming Christmas. But Craig bought it now. It is for both of us, but I think of it as MY Laptop. He can have the other two!
Craig has done all the set up for me, (Us.) He has also signed me up for a year of "One on One" at the apple store. There are a couple of small classes and then I can book two hour blocks of time when I can work on my own projects and have an expert on hand to answer questions. I don't know how it will work out. I have always been a "user" and when ever there is any problems, Craig fixes them for me.
The problem is he is not the greatest at explaining what or why. We shall see if someone from apple has any luck teaching me anything!
The project I have decided I want to do is to put together a history of my art work. I have pictures of the very first animals I created in the 70's and of just about everything I have done since. We have a good scanner, and the later images are already digital. I'm thinking of it as something to leave for my Great Grandchildren. My grandchildren know me as an artist already. It would help to motivate me to go thru some of the pictures I have, and learn to use more features of the computer.
Right now I'm getting used to the keyboard and the touch pad. I am determined to NOT get a mouse. It would be very awkward to try to mouse in my easy chair!
Thats all for tonight.
No walking today, was out doing errands and then worked on antlers so I just had no time.