Tuesday, January 15, 2008

It's HERE!!!

The MacBook arrived yesterday. I was out working and since it was insured I had to wait until this morning to pick it up, which was pure torture to be sure. So once I took care of some work business this morning I took myself to the Battalion mail room to sign for my package. Which among other things from my dearest wife included the laptop and 4Gb of RAM to upgrade it with. I ran to my room and began to unpack everything. At first glance it's hard to like the cosmetics of the MacBook, but then I realized that's because I've become so accustomed to black or graphite colored laptops that the white set me back a bit. Plus there aren't a thousand colored lights and dozens of extra buttons that no one will ever use either. What it does have is exactly what anyone would need, exactly where the would look for it. The keys press effortlessly and are large and well spaced, even some one with fingers my length can enjoy the keyboard.

I'm absolutely giddy, and it's even faster now that I installed the 4Gb of RAM. I ran it through its setup program and played with it a bit as it was to make sure everything was going to be operational before I opened it up and upgraded it. I haven't figured out how to turn on the keyboard backlight yet, but if it's anything like the rest of this laptop, or my iPod for that matter, it'll probably come on all by itself when it notices it that the room is dark.

A big thanks needs to go out here to Larry and Judy Hand, aka Mother and Father-in-law, for loaning us some of the money for the laptop until we get our tax return or my next payment for my sign on bonus. This laptop surfs the internet as fast as I've seen over here and is just sooo Mac lol.

The best part of this is now I can take my time to finish fixing the Acer so that I can get my photos, music, and movies out of it. The photos are the most important but the rest wouldn't be bad either. Actually, given more thought, what I will probably do is take the pieces home with me on R&R and get the adapters I need to connect the laptop hard drive to my desktop. That should be the easiest way to get the files off the drive.

Also, a note for Diana and others, well two actually; first, I haven't yet found a version of MSN messenger for the MAC, go figure Microsoft doesn't readily offer its software for Apple products; and second, I cannot for the life of me remember my e-mail password. I have Yahoo! Messenger installed and if you wouldn't mind Di, I could really use the e-mail password.

Thank you all so much for the support and understanding while I have been without internet in my room. I'm going to go play now, I'm in love with my new laptop already.


MOM JONES! said...

You sound pretty excited about your MAC. I am glad for you, Jesse! Thanks also to Larry and Judy! Do you have any idea as to when your R & R will be? It would be nice to see your face on just one of those days you are state-side ... much love to you!

Jesse Pahman said...

Mom, when I get my e-mail working again in a day or two we'll talk more about R&R. I'll keep working on the MSN too so we can start chatting again like we used to.

mom and dad hand said...

Hi Jesse: So glad to hear you got
your new computer; your communicator.
We've all been praying that it would
get there asap. We felt that it is
something Diana and you should not
be without if at all possible; so
thanks for mentioning our part and
you're welcome. We love you.

Aunt Bree said...

Thank you to Larry and Judy so we can all be connected well again! I am excited to see you again! Take care, stay safe and know that you are dearly loved!

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