Hey everyone......I'm BAAAAAACK!!

@Katlady2 (9920)
United States
August 11, 2008 5:45pm CST
I've missed you all so much too! Hubby and I went to Fry's to get the new computer on Saturday. I swear I've never been in and out of that place so fast in my life! We headed straight to the computer section, was promptly greeted by a sales person, and within about 10 minutes, we had the tower, monitor, a new printer, and an awesome surge protector in the cart and paid for! Of course, it took til today to get the internet back up and running. Hubby hooked everything up when we got home Saturday, but the internet wouldn't come on. So I called tech support this morning, and he was asking me what was hooked up on the 2 Wire modem, and I told him that I had to have hubby look at everything and call them back since I'm not the least bit mechanically inclined. LOL! So I got to looking at everything, and my son happened to be up by then, and we both figured out that hubby had forgotten to hook up one of the phone cords to the 2 Wire. So we hooked it up and voila! INTERNET! Now I have to brag on my awesome computer. The tower is an HP Pavillion, with something like 5gb of memory, and the monitor is a 20 inch flatscreen made my LG. The colors on it are absolutely fabulous! And the whole thing runs so smoothly! No freezing up anymore. What was really cool was that for an extra $50, they threw in a brand new Epson all in one printer. I'm so ecstatic to be back here with my friends. Now I just have to make sure to get up before the kids do so that I can get online first! Hugs to everyone.....Carryl
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@KrauseHome (35517)
• United States
11 Aug 08
Glad to have you back in here. I wondered why I had not seen any of your Posts for a while. I know what a pain it can be with Computers though as I have experienced them myself as well. Well, you might need to Write up a schedule of who gets the Computer when, and then go from there. I am Lucky. I am the one one who uses one in our house. My husband just does not get into Computers and being online much.
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@Katlady2 (9920)
• United States
11 Aug 08
I thought about writing up a schedule, but I decided it's much more fun to beat everyone to the computer instead. LOL! Plus they know better than to try to boot me off of it...I not only growl but I bite too. Teeheehee! Thanks so much hon.
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@webeishere (36353)
• United States
11 Aug 08
I am the only one that uses this puter as well. My daughter once in awhile will log on while she is visiting. I let the granbdsons play games online sometimes. But only if I sit with them. HAPPY POSTINGS FROM GRANDPA BOB !!~
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@Katlady2 (9920)
• United States
12 Aug 08
Lucky you Grandpa...you don't have to worry about anyone filching the computer when you're not looking. LOL
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@subha12 (18453)
• India
12 Aug 08
welcome back./ thats why for these days we have not seen any post from you.it must have been a very good customer service that you got at the computer shop. nice. we guess now you will be here everyday
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@Katlady2 (9920)
• United States
12 Aug 08
The sales people at that store are wonderful. And they aren't pushy or rude either. They won us over when we were looking for gaming systems last year. So we decided to go back, even though it's an hour drive one way to get there. Thanks so much my friend.
• United States
12 Aug 08
Carryl, Congrats on the new puter, now you are uptown! LOL. It is amazing the difference just a few months makes in the upgrades they are making with the new technology, by this time in 3 months they will have something else out that will make what you bought obsolete. If you are like me though you hang on as long as possible before replacing something like that. I hope you enjoy using the HP, until I bought my Dell laptop, all I would buy was an HP they are great and I have never had a problem with one of them. The one my hubby uses, we have had for like 7 years, and he just upgrades his memory, and hard drives as needed.
@Katlady2 (9920)
• United States
12 Aug 08
My last one was a Dell with a Pentium IV processor. It was great...so much so that I held onto it for 7 years. But it's not retiring yet...Geek Squad will have it in their hot little hands soon so hopefully it will be as good as new for my daughter. Thanks so much hon.
@myliezl0903 (2731)
• Philippines
12 Aug 08
wow! that was awesome! good to hear that your back here in mylot! for sure you miss a lot of things here! Ü online friends, discussions etc., i just hope you coulc patch up now.,Ü have a nice day ahead and happy mylotting!
@Katlady2 (9920)
• United States
12 Aug 08
I hope I can catch up too. My email inbox is pretty full right now. LOL! Thanks hon.
• United States
12 Aug 08
Congratulations on the new computer, etc. I am so happy for you! I have been praying for the funds so I can get a new computer, printers and software. Of course, mine will probably be more expensive than yours because it's a Mac but I'd rather spend the extra funds and have my Mac which is still the best around for what I do. I wouldn't mind having a PC as well to access web sites and certain things that aren't compatible with my Mac. That would mean I could sign up for work with some of the online legitimate work systems doing customer service work from home. I need the computer, a color inkjet and a b/w laser as well as a scanner, fax machine and copier. I also need a new, larger surge supressor and a new laptop case on wheels. I'm planning to get a Macbook Pro with the 17" screen. I'm also going to need new software since the Mac I'm on is running a lower version of the operating software and my software most likely won't run with the new system. My biggest concern is getting something equivalent to Appleworks because I use it for drawing and the paint program constantly. I also have a lot of documents save in that format so until I can move them into new software format, I'll need the use of this computer. I also want to get a new cell phone that allows me access to the internet wherever I am so I don't have to be dependent on other people having it in a restaurant or a business. Anyway, I'm very happy for you and look forward to your postings once again.
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@Katlady2 (9920)
• United States
12 Aug 08
I've been praying for you to be able to get all the items you need as well hon. It will happen...I'm sure of it. We actually got a really nice surge suppressor for about $19, and the thing is HUGE! It even has the phone jacks in it as well. It makes things so much easier, since the wall jack is in a corner behind my huge bookcase. Hubby hates trying to get to the darned thing. Thanks so much hon. Big hugs!
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@luvstochat (6914)
• United States
12 Aug 08
Glad to have you back. I lost internet connection once due to some technical problems and I was about to go out of my mind not being able to get on my computer! Have fun catching up with all the discussions now and glad you like your new computer.
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@Katlady2 (9920)
• United States
12 Aug 08
I think if I get caught up it will be a major miracle! LOL! Believe me, I was pouting all weekend without my internet. Thanks hon.
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@webeishere (36353)
• United States
11 Aug 08
Great to see ya back online and myLotting. Missed ya as well. Grats on the new puter as well. I have always been a big lover of HP products. My outer and printer are HP brands. Anyhow I need a new outer as well. But it will have to wait for sometime. Mainly because we are getting an HDTV and surround sound in a few weeks so the funds will be short for a new oputer. Then the big holiday is around the corner as qell. Maybe next year. I take it you are running Vista as the OS? Do you like the change or what with Vista as opppsed to XP? Grats and we missed you as well. HAPPY POSTINGS FROM GRANDPA BOB !!~
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@Katlady2 (9920)
• United States
12 Aug 08
I wanted an HDTV too, but the computer won out. And yes the OS is Vista. It's actually pretty awesome. I still love my XP, but I'm getting used to this new system pretty fast. I'm still figuring things out with it at the moment, but so far so good. Thanks so much hon. Hugs!
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@sunnflr (2767)
• United States
11 Aug 08
Welcome back. Sounds like you have a great setup now. Good job on figuring out what the problem with the phone line was. Have fun catching up!
@Katlady2 (9920)
• United States
11 Aug 08
Thank you hon. You can bet I was strutting my stuff and crowing my head off about it when hubby walked through the door. LOL! Thank God he has a great sense of humor! As for catching up, I have so many notification emails that I'm almost scared. Hahahaha! Thanks again sweetie. Hugs!
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@lilaclady (28240)
• Australia
11 Aug 08
Hmmm that sounds fantastic, my techy has been hinting lately that I should upgrade and get a new computer which I would love much i have found everytime I get new or upgrade it usually takes me so long to get used to the new, I am not one that loves change much, well I guess we can expect some really good posts from you, new can be good.
@Katlady2 (9920)
• United States
11 Aug 08
Try to get one that has features similar to your current one. That's what I did, and it's fantastic. The only main difference (besides being so much faster) is that this one has a DVD burner as well as the CD burner. Thanks so much hon. I definitely intend to be on much more now that I can do things faster and actually enjoy it for a change. Hugs!
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• United States
11 Aug 08
So glad you have an up and running computer again. I know what it's like to be without one. It drives me nuts. Sounds like you got a great model. Enjoy it. Welcome back Carryl.
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@Katlady2 (9920)
• United States
11 Aug 08
Thank you hon. I've been having withdrawals the whole time! LOL! I'm glad to be back. Thanks again.
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• China
12 Aug 08
congratulation for owing the new computer! I am not your old friend,but I think I will be your pal from now on
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@Katlady2 (9920)
• United States
12 Aug 08
Well thank you very much hon. New friends are always welcome in my life. And welcome to Mylot. I hope you enjoy it here.
• China
13 Aug 08
sure to be a often-visited guest
@ElicBxn (60895)
• United States
12 Aug 08
Welcome back - I've missed seeing you cat fade away! WOW, I wish I had a new computer!
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@Katlady2 (9920)
• United States
12 Aug 08
I missed my cheshire too! Thanks so much hon. I've been waiting for about 2 years to get this one. Every time I planned to get a new one, one bill or the other would get in the way. Hugs!
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@ElicBxn (60895)
• United States
12 Aug 08
I hear ya! Now its the car - again in my way!
• United States
6 Oct 08
And ... I'm FROOOOOONT!! Great to meet you, BAAAAAACK. I thought I replied to this, but either it got deleted, or I may be thinking of someone else's "I'm back" discussion. Well - congrats on the new computer, & getting it online. Just don't blow up the lot.
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@Katlady2 (9920)
• United States
6 Oct 08
ROFL!! Love the response hon! You definitely gave me a smile for the day. And I thought you had replied here already too. Hmmmmmm.....
@MsTickle (24993)
• Australia
24 Aug 08
It's a good feeling I gather Carryl? LOL. I'm happy for you even though you have been missed...having new stuff is always good. I'm doing a course at the moment and it's really great, I'm simply learning how to use Microsoft word...it's taken me nearly 10 years to find out how to do these things...mind you, this is the first computer that has had the application. I hope you have many hours of great times on the new "toy" and that your turns are longer than anyone else's...lol. Hugs.
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@Katlady2 (9920)
• United States
25 Aug 08
I hope you're enjoying your course hon. I've got Word on this computer, and it was on the old one as well. But I still don't know all the ins and outs of using it. I have to ask my daughter every once in a while how to do something on it. LOL! Thanks so much sweetie. I adore this new computer! And yes, I AM the ultimate computer hog in this household. Teeheehee!
@gabs8513 (48715)
• United Kingdom
13 Aug 08
Well I am so glad that you are so pleased with your New Computer but guess what I am even more glad that you are back as I have really missed you Love and Hugs
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@Katlady2 (9920)
• United States
13 Aug 08
I've missed you bunches too sweetie! It was rough not being able to be here, much less do anything at all on the computer. Love and hugs right back at ya!
@towongfoo27 (2989)
• United States
12 Aug 08
Hi Katlady2! It is good to hear from you! Thank God your computer is up and running (and the Internet)! The strength of my Internet signal keeps fluctuating out here in Malta, but the tech that checked it out shared with me atrick I will share with you. He said if I use a cable splitter for that is how I get my Internet, that I should unplug it, and directly plug in the line from my modem to the wall instead. It works! Whew! I hope this helps! Miss you, April
@Katlady2 (9920)
• United States
12 Aug 08
Thanks for the info hon. Right now hubby has it plugged into the huge new surge protector we bought at the same time. The tech said that that would be better for the system than just plugging it in the wall. But if problems come up, I will definitely change things around. Hugs!
@AmbiePam (50049)
• United States
12 Aug 08
Welcome back, Katlady! We have missed you. Does it seem like forever has gone by when you don't have access to the internet? It has been several months now since I terminated my internet service, so I only get online when I am at my parent's house. I work like a dog to try to catch up on the mylot discussions without hogging their computer! Don't you love it when you have to shop for a big item and you do it really really quickly?
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@Katlady2 (9920)
• United States
12 Aug 08
It felt like AGES before things were back up and running. I've never read so much in my life! LOL! It was amazing how fast we were in and out of the store. I just made like I had blinders on and bypassed all the wonderful stuff they have. Last time we were there, I think it was 3 hours before we walked out. Hubby was very tired after that. LOL! Thanks hon.
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@rocker21 (2717)
• India
12 Aug 08
Welcome back with the computer working again. congrates have a good mylotting now!
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@Katlady2 (9920)
• United States
12 Aug 08
Thank you hon. I'm having LOTS of fun now.
@royal52gens (5380)
• United States
12 Aug 08
Carryl, congratulations on the new computer. I got a laptop a few years ago. Now I don't have to race the kids to the computer. LOL There are times we run four or five computers at once. I love our wi-fi hub router. It is good to see you back here as well as in other places. ((hugs)) I hope you have a good week exploring the internet with your new computer.
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@Katlady2 (9920)
• United States
12 Aug 08
I'll have my laptop eventually. Hubby about fell over when I told him that the one I want is over $1000. So it will be a while before that shows up in my home. LOL! Thanks hon. Hugs!
@weemam (13377)
12 Aug 08
Hiya pal , nice to have you back , I hope you are having great fun m My hubby thinks this laptop is glued onto my knees lol , It was bought for Ross but the poor bloke never gets the chance to go on it , It is thought of as Mam's laptop :) xx
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@Katlady2 (9920)
• United States
12 Aug 08
If I ever get my laptop, the family will be lucky if they even get to see what it looks like. LOL! Thanks sweetie. Hugs!