Thursday, August 14, 2014

Cayla is coming home

Cayla has been staying with my dad and stepmom in Illinois, and working to save money for college. She has not been emailing or Facebooking me every day (like she's supposed to!), so it's been kind of weird not knowing what's going on with her.

Some things I had to find out second-hand, like she dated a guy while she was there.

But she comes home tomorrow.

Also, my laptop should be back tomorrow. I sent it away to get fixed, but wasn't sure if I would get it back in time for a family history workshop on Saturday at church. UPS says it's in Des Moines right now.

The problem was that it's been really sluggish lately, and when I play Flash games, they crash - a lot. I checked to see if it would be able to play The Sims 4, and the site I used to check it said it didn't have enough RAM. That confused me, as it's supposed to have 6 G of RAM, which should be plenty.

But when I looked at the specs, it was only registering 1.46 G of RAM.

That's not right.

So I checked the extended warranty I had paid for, and called customer support, and they sent a box for me to send it in for repairs. I've been waiting anxiously for it to return.

Amanda has allowed me to use her desktop, but there are times we both want it, so I've been reading a lot lately.

A few of the books I've read in the last week or so:

"Peter and the Starcatchers," by Dave Barry and Ridley Pearson
"The Last Continent," by Terry Pratchett (and a few of the other Discworld books)
"A Dance With Dragons," by George R.R. Martin
"Imager," "Imager's Challenge," and "Imager's Intrigue," by L.E. Modesitt Jr.

Cayla will only be home until Tuesday, when she leaves for college. It's such a short time, and I have to work three of those days. But I do have Tuesday off, so I can go help her move in. 

On the educational front, Amanda is nearly done taking the HiSET tests for a high school equivalency diploma. The last test is on Monday.