Wednesday, February 22, 2023



I said "FAST"....I said "QUICK" .... and I meant it!   Our new computers are so sweet!!!  If Marcia told me once she told me a hundred times just how fast her computer is reacting.

First, our old computers...  We purchased them in December 2015 (for Marcia) and August 2016 (for me).  They were both ASUS, but Marcia's was a 32 bit while mine was a 64 bit.  They had the same size hard drive, same amount of ram memory.  At the time, we really loved them.  Six years later...not so much love, a lot of "putting up with". 

Our new laptops are 15.6" display (like our old ones), the keyboard is pretty much the same with just subtle differences (I use a portable keyboard so this does not affect me at all). The hard drive is twice as large (1 first computer back in1987 had a 40 mb hard drive and I was told I would never need anything larger!).  They have 20 gb ram memory (which is equal to 20,000 mb...compared to the 40 mb hard drive on my first computer this is just mind boggling!)  When you consider the processor speed, the modem speed, the numbers becoming numbing, and I am sure some reading this are already facing mind numbing with what I have said.  So lets put it in 'time' measurements.  When we turned on our old computers, it could take a couple of minutes for it to be ready to type on.  With these ones, it takes about 10-15 seconds.  On the old computers when we loaded a 'game' to play, it could take a minute before it is ready to play.  With these new ones, it takes perhaps up to 10 seconds.  Loading a news website is nearly instantaneous.  The same with email.  So far, there just is nothing to complain about.


We have a 100 mg Internet Connection here at home.  With our old computers, due to the modem, we were lucky to get around 40 mg on a speed test.  Above you can see that we now get the full 100 mgs.  We 'could' have got the 100 mgs 'IF' we did a hard wire connection to the router...which does not make sense having all these wires to step over and get tangled up in.  My Kindle got the full 100 mgs, so I knew what the higher modem speed would do for us.

Finally, we need a 12 volt power connection for when we are in the motorhome.  The power supply for my old computer is just like the one for the new computer...but Marcia's is not.  So I have another 12 volt power supply coming for her.  As I said in my last blog, I need to purchase a newer connection of Photoshop, which I have not done yet.

Since my last blog post 10 days ago, Marcia and I had dinner with her brother Mike and his wife Sandy.  Mike takes care of our mail and checks up on the Condo when we are gone.  A few days later Mike called to inform us that Marcia's cousin Mary, who also lived in Holiday, had passed away...she was around 93 years old.  

Per doctor's order, I was setup to do a Cologuard test in place of doing a camera up the ... err... a colonoscopy, which is never fun.  Well, this wasn't fun either, and it was even less fun when they responded back on Monday that my test needs to be redone with "not as much volume"  (I have heard people say that I am full of ....).  Well, ok then, looking forward to a redo of the dodo.  What is it that Forest Gump said, "Life is like a box of chocolates, you never know what you're going to get."  Or, in this case, "what you are going to give...."


  1. Not much better than experiencing a new computer for the first time! Congratulations, you had your old ones a long time.

    1. My old computer will be my backup has a dvd player in it, and that comes in handy if we don't have TV reception...we always take a dozen movies with us.

  2. Nowadays you have to subscribe to Photoshop ... $9.99 a month. I finally bit the bullet and signed up. It's got lots of new features. Nothing better than a new FAST computer.


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