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Hugs and blessings,

Friday, June 27, 2008

Haiku Friday #51 - Ups & Downs ... and Ups

HF#50, OSI Week 17 and 40PC#9 are at
Sacred Ruminations today.
Sharing what's on my mind today ...

Computer Issues - ups & downs
Yesterday I found
an email from Dell that said
shipping's been delayed

on my new laptop
and although I'd suspected
problems ... I was 'bummed'

but this morning there's
a new email stating that
it's been shipped! Hooray!

Apparently a
fire in a battery
plant in early March

created a few
problems for the company
they've not talked about

when accepting new
orders from their customers ...
Last night I wondered

if I'd made a huge
error ... but today all's well.
Funny how life goes.

~ ~ ~

As for Wimbledon
What a week it's been!
I'm still watching yesterday's
tennis matches and

just saw Maria
lose to Kudryavtseva
in the 2nd round.

James Blake now out too
also Novak Djokovic
and apparently

Andy Roddick lost
to Tipsarevic after
winning the 1st set ...

That's the match that I'm
watching currently because
I'm quite far behind

due to my classes
and a jazz concert last night
I attended with

a friend I'd not seen
in a LONG time. It was well
past eleven when

I returned home so
this morning I'm 'dragging' just
a bit ... creating

my Haiku today,
but at least I've got the day
at home to catch up.
~ ~ ~

For a Mr. Linky to other Haiku Fridays
go to A Mommy Story or
Playgroups are no Place for Children.

To see more previous Haikus,
click on the Haiku Friday label below this post
or in the sidebar under About Me.

Thought for Today
"Sometimes it's necessary to go a long distance out of the way in order to back a short distance correctly." Edward Albee


Anonymous said...

yay for computer shipping!! a shiny, new computer should be fun!

i got nothing about tennis. i don't even recognize the names anymore.

Karen Coutu said...

YAY for a new laptop!! Hope they sent it overnight since there was such a delay.

Anonymous said...

I hope your laptop gets there soon! Gosh, it sure is taking forever. I have no patience and had to just go buy mine off the shelf the day I decided for sure I was getting one. :)

Anonymous said...

New laptop on its way, hip hip hooray!!!

Happy Friday.

Akelamalu said...

Yay your new laptop is on the way!

Momisodes said...

So glad to hear it finally shipped!!! Woohoo! Just think, this time next week, you could by typing on a newer, faster machine ;)

storyteller said...

Monica at Transplanting Me
I’m soooo looking forward to it’s arrival! This old laptop is TIRED and frequently BALKS at what I ask it to do … as it did when I tried to leave a comment on your Haiku post earlier. Hopefully I’ll be able to do that successfully later. As for tennis, I’m an ‘avid fan’ of the major Championships … and this one has had some exciting upsets already!

Karen of Sillymonkeez – Wouldn’t THAT be a happy turn of events! Thanks for holding the good thought for a quick arrival. I’m thrilled to know it’s on the way.

Maggie – Yup … seems like it’s been a LONG time since I placed the order, but I’m relieved to know it’s been shipped after the downer of yesterday morning’s email stating it wouldn’t ship until July 3rd.

Vixen – I’m dancing for joy (and singing a happy song) just thinking about it ;--)

Akelamalu – Yes … and soon I should be able to visit blogs again w/o frustrating delays and hang-ups! I can hardly wait.

Sandy (of Momisodes) – Oh yez … it IS a joy to think about as I muddle through with this one overheating again today … causing a delayed posting at Sacred Ruminations and some ‘hassle’s with leaving comments.

To all - I appreciate all your enthusiastic celebration of my good fortune and hope you’re each having a fantastic Friday!
Hugs and blessings,

Cathy said...

Ohhh....I new computer! Lucky you!

Mary P Jones (MPJ) said...

Well, enjoy that computer when it does get there!

Anonymous said...

Hey I love the duck with all the hitchhikers!!
Yeh for the laptop.
me I'm sticking to the pc with tower.(can't afford a new one any way)
I have had no trouble with the site locking up as it has in the past.
That being said,I hope that you are haveing a GRAND DAY!
that's my story and I'm sticking to it.Big Time Hugs and God's blessing headed to your home from my home!
just to keep you guessing I'll be sign out useing my wordpress ID or Mu blogger ID since you allow it.

Betty said...

I know you will enjoy your new computer when it does arrive. I ordered one from them, and so far it has been a good one. I did have a little trouble with it when I first got it, but that worked itself out.

Have a good weekend.

storyteller said...

Cathy – I’m pretty excited. According to an email from DHL, my laptop arrived in Riverside, CA from Sparks, NV late last night … so it could arrive today but should be here Monday for sure. I’m hoping for today ;--)

MPJ – You got THAT one right for sure! I’m hoping I’ll be able to catch up with blog visits once I get it up and running … giving this old workhorse a much needed rest!

Mike – I can’t really afford this new one myself, but if I’m going to continue to blog (and work with photos in PSE6) there really was no other choice because this old laptop is running on empty. I’m glad you’re able to access Small Reflections again now that I’ve moved my Blog Rolls and Bling to my 3rd blog.

Betty – I’ve been happy with the Dell I’m using currently and the service from them has been great throughout the past 6 years … so I’m hoping all will be well with the new one too.

I appreciate you all dropping by and sharing my excitement. Hope you each have a wonderful weekend!
Hugs and blessings,

Tina Coruth said...


Since I started at your most recent post, I know it arrived and is working fine. I'm very happy for you! :-)


storyteller said...

Tina – Me too!!! I’m simply delighted with the new machine … learning more about it every day and thrilled at how FAST it is! Hard to believe I've not even had it a week yet ;--)
Hugs and blessings,

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