Monday, June 02, 2008

On Inspiration, Windows and Failing Computers

I am without my computer. The computer that I always use to blog on. The computer that has given me so many fits and trials since about a month after we got it. The computer that deleted all our Christmas 2007 pictures. Yeah, that computer.

Even though it's been a horrendous computer and hardly reliable, I shared a lot of blog moments on it. I hate to admit my personal feelings about a piece of technology and how it can best derive my thoughts from the cranial corners of my head but the truth be known: I relate best to when I can look out a window while writing. It's always been that way. When I need inspiration and I can't quite think of the word, I look out a window. Yeah... I know... you probably think I'm a tree hugger now but really, I'm not. It's just a change of scenery that I find out a window that inspires me.

The reason I'm blogging right now is because I stole away to Toby's computer while he was away for a few minutes. I looked out the window long and hard before I came down here because, horror of horrors, his computer is firmly lodged in the darkest corner of our basement and there are no windows to look out of. Thus why this blog post is lacking in articulate lingualistics. (is that even a word? I have no window to look out of in order to find a better, more fitting, accurate description/word/phrase/something-like-that.)

So, until I get my computer back and until I can blog by an open window, my blog is taking a hiatus. Or going into hibernation. Or taking a break. Or waiting for the repair man to fix my computer. Or whatever way you want to look at it. Like I said, I'm lacking window inspired inspiration right now.

I meant to contact those of you that offered advice on the layout here. I will do that when I can more easily get in contact with my email without having a busy business man hang over my shoulder in hopes that I will just relinquish his computer back to him so that he can save the world one roof at a time.

For now, I'm going to go back upstairs look out a window and wonder what I may have forgotten to tell you just now. I'll be back when all is well... or when I have a, um, chance and time to ahhh, well, I just better go find a window since I totally lost my train of thought.


Lady Ruth Ann said...

oh that's terrible!!

I hope that you get your window space & own computer back again soon, so that you can be able to think properly, or normally, know what I mean!!! (at least I hope you do :)

Maybe the little break will do you good - God bless you. I hope it won't be for too long though because I personally love reading what you have to say.

~ Ruth Ann

Jean said...

Likely your good husband has his computer in that dark corner of the basement so that there are as few distractions as possible when he is trying to do business on it. The quicker he gets his business done the more time he has for you and the family.

I have a window right behind my computer but lots of time I have to close the blind in order to read the screen on the computer. Right now I am looking into two beautifully blooming apple trees - if the breezes would come the right way I would be able to smell them also.

pat ve said...

In order to use your husband's computer, do you have to either stand in water, or put the computer on stilts?