You wouldn't believe
how glad I am to be writing this; our computer was getting slower and slower, the naughty ladies kept coming back and when we clicked on a site on AOL it went off. As we tried to sort it out there were fewer and fewer things fonctioning on the computer. Everything was closing down so we decided to buy a new one. That's the good news. The bad news is that I couldn't save any of my documents. All of my archives, music, photos have gone (or at least they are still on the other one). Things could be worse, I thought that my bookmarks on AOL had been lost, they popped back this afternoon. I spent the whole morning seeking out my sites and trying to find passwords. Anyway, life is a bit faster and we have a media thing too so Olivier can watch Reutiers news. We haven't got Word anymore but something a bit basic, the spell checker only checks French which means I have to read everything back carefully; Rob also decided to get a higher speed and Wifi and unlimited telephone which, after the initial payment, isn't any more expensive that the AOL we have at the moment. We'll have to wait three weeks for that.
Our next door neighbour has Wifi as Dom discovered when she was installing everything and it kept popping up. I had to return a watering can that blown off the wall in the wind so I asked him about it and he said that's normal and if we had any problems to ask him as his job is computers. If we'd have known that that a couple of days ago........
I did a short translation this morning for one of our marine biologists that Rob keeps in touch with. I really enjoyed it. I miss my scientists.