Saturday, November 26, 2011

A Timely Windy, Rainy Day

We're still sitting at the casino "campground", waiting for Monday to arrive to take The Beast to the RV service center to have our slideout looked at and hopefully repaired. Denny and I did manage to play golf on Wednesday, ate our Thanksgiving dinner at the Rez, the casino's restaurant, and then ventured out to the town of Yukon to hit a big box store to replace Denny's wireless mouse. The mouse was yet another victim of our travels; its wireless USB connector was broken when Denny's laptop got bounced around on Arkansas'/Oklahoma's horrible concrete sections of I-40.

Perhaps it is the area, or because we arrived after 10 AM and the big surge of shoppers had been out early, but the store we chose was uncrowded and we walked away with the new mouse, a new desktop computer for me and a Christmas gift for one of our granddaughters. I had been waiting for the Christmas sales to replace my old desktop which had been exhibiting the blue screen of death on a frequent basis. Recently my laptop, which is a refurbished model, starting taking five minutes to download a web page, despite frequent disk clean ups and defrags and the transfer of all my photographs to an external hard drive. It was just tired, I guess. Since we were on a shopping roll, we hit another big box store which again was surprisingly not busy, and did some shopping for the other granddaughter. Wow, almost halfway finished with the Christmas shopping!

And now the fun begins; downloading my favorite programs to the new computer, transferring the files and having to deal with our daily download limits of our satellite Internet system. This morning I got up at 4:30 AM Central time to start some of the large downloads since I can do unlimited downloads between 2 AM and 7 AM Eastern time. Which means 1 AM to 6 AM here in Oklahoma. This will take a while and starting Monday chances are good that we'll have to stay in a motel for a few days while the service center works on our slideout--IF they can work on the slideout.

In the meantime, on this rainy, windy day I'll be sitting in front of two computers doing that familiar dance once again.


Anvilcloud said...

Both the trailer problems and the computer problems are not fun. But hopefully all will soon be resolved.

cathie said...

We have our first 5th wheel, are golfers and live in Oklahoma! Hope you aren't right down the street and we don't know it. Sounds like you might be by Tulsa. We are in Bartlesville.

cathie said...

Oops, just reread your post and realized you mentioned Yukon, so it's OKC! Watch out for the earth quakes! :))

SkippyMom said...

Are you done yet? Heehee - now remember what I said hotel rooms are good for, okay?

Talk soon. Hope you are warm and snuggled in for the night.

Arkansas Patti said...

Oh yikes. I know just what you mean about setting up a new computer. I sent mine off to get a fan replaced since it was under warrenty and they also replaced the mother board so I am basically with a new computer also. Sigh. Thank goodness for flash drives.
Have fun.

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