I just haven't had that much to say lately (a recurring opening, I suppose). I am still getting the hang of using the new netbook. Oh. I guess that's news, huh? I got this-Samsung NC10. The reasons are myriad, but the main rationalization is that my previous laptop (an Averatec 6210x60 which I had bumped up to 2GB of RAM from when I was still using it to edit video) was just getting under-utilized. The majority of my laptop work as of late has been to type, keep notes at the various meetings I'm going to (with greater frequency, it seems), and surfing the web to chat, check email, etc. Meanwhile Nancy was trying to remote in to her office and work on Sharepoint sites and other work on a POS Dell P3 900MHz. It seemed a little cheezy to me. So, I did my research...headed to MicroCenter, played around with a few of them. Settled on the MSI Wind and then wound up not getting it because of a glitch in the matrix. But that worked out for the best. I went back and started reading reviews. And while people liked the MSI Wind, they LOVED the Samsung. Saying the keyboard was bigger, the finish was 'more professional' and the battery life was phenomenal (6+ hours on a full charge). That sold me. I ordered it from Amazon. Had it in 2 days. Dropped an extra GB of RAM in there and away I went. That was last week.
And I'm still digging it. The size, the specs, everything I want a laptop for it does...and more. And Nancy has a better laptop to do her stuff on. So, I think it's win-win. And that's my story, and I'm sticking to it.
In other news, we're heading out to Maryland next week to see Nancy's dad and his wife and spend Christmas out there with them (And her sister's coming out, too). It's gonna be the first Christmas I haven't had at home for....my life, I guess. And it's the first Christmas Nancy's had with her dad in a long long time. It should be a good time. I'm actually looking forward to it.
And, my family is having Christmas Eve on Monday (we fly out to Maryland Tuesday), so we still get to spend time with them, which will be nice.
Work is fine. Survived the first round of...um...making changes in response to the economy (?)...we're told that the current crew is the one that's going to take us through 2009. It's tough, more work, blah, blah..but it's not as much work as starting over somewhere else.
Things at ICC (International Christian Center) are HOPPING. The Video/Multimedia Ministry is gaining momentum and 2009 is going to be a VERY busy year. As the head of the ministry, I had to submit a budget this year. That was a weird (and very grown-up) thing for me. We also had our first of the quarterly 'large-group training' sessions to get people up to speed on the goals and visions of the church, our ministry and our team. It went REALLY well. Turnout was lower than we'd hoped for, but I think the people that came really got a lot out of it-which was a blessing in itself.
Did I mention the netbook has a built-in webcam? Yeah. I know. Scares me too.
Alright. I'm gonna work on some other writing before crapping out for the night.
Talk to you peeps later.
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