Tuesday, May 12, 2009

Recent Events

Just a quick post to let you know what I've been doing lately...

DF and I went up to Santa Fe over the weekend and had a great time. Even though it's close by, it was nice to get out of town. This was the second highway trip for my car and once again, it came through with flying colors.

I also got a new computer that I'm loving, but there are still many things I'm setting up and learning how to use. I still haven't moved over a lot of files, there's no music in iTunes, email needs work, and the printer needs to be linked. I will get there eventually. The old computer still works so it's not that urgent. The new computer was gifted to me by DF because he wanted to buy a new Apple MacBook, and so I now have his old MacBook Pro.

I also had some work done on my house. The old swamp cooler has been replaced with a more efficient model that will not leak. This also involved some minor roof repair as well. The next step will be replacing the ceiling in the guest bathroom, which has a big hole in it. It's been like this for a while, but why replace the ceiling if we weren't sure that the leaking was solved? Oops, I guess I should have explained what a swamp cooler is! It's a type of air conditioning used in the desert that that cools air through the simple evaporation of water. It differs from refrigeration or absorption air conditioning, which use vapor compression or absorption refrigeration cycles. Definition courtesy of Wikipedia, which has much more information about how they work. Thanks Duchesse, for the reminder that this is an uncommon item in more temperate climates.

6 comments:

Duchesse said...

A new computer is a setup job but I hope you enjoy it! But I need help, here in southwestern Ontario, what le heck is a swamp cooler?

ACorgiHouse said...

Boy, I identify! I replaced computer (mostly got it transferred, but what a pain!), some new appliances, and looking at a new front door and some new flooring this month. All needed, but didn't have time to fool with previously. Still, on the other side, ahhhh. K

Carolyn (cmarie12) said...

I knew what a swamp cooler was! Glad everything is moving along for you!

gwensews said...

Swamp cooler--an interesting term. I acutally live in s swamp! Whatever it's called-I totally need air conditioning, even in Michigan!

DanainDFW said...

Our computer is going down... fast and I am mostly dreading transfering all that stuff to the new one. I have no idea what to do about the iTunes stuff. Tips?

Joy said...

I can't wait to visit Santa Fe!