This is the history of computers at the Hansen home:
1997-- Elise's dad gives her a computer as a late graduation present. It works really well... for 1997.
1998, 1999, 2000, 2001, 2002, 2003-- We continue to use Elise's '97 Computer. It starts to work like a computer from 1997.
2003-- The company Elise works for gives her a newer, faster computer!
2005-- Elise no longer works for that company and has to give the newer, faster computer back. We buy a bottom-grade, refurbished Dell for $500. It works about as well as you can expect a bottom-grade, refurbished Dell to work.
later in 2005-- The company Elise works for gives her a newer, faster computer (and a laptop)!
2006-- The company Elise works for calls regarding her company-owned PC. The conversation goes something like this:
IT Guy: "Do you still have that desktop?"
Elise: "Yes, why?"
IT Guy: "Well, we're deleting it from our records."
IT Guy: "It is too old to be useful to us anymore."
Elise: "So what should I do with it?"
IT Guy: "Whatever you want."
2007-- Elise starts working for another company, gives back the other laptop and gets a new one. We use the old previously-company-owned PC as our home computer
2008-- Elise goes part time, gives back the laptop
later in 2008-- We decide we really need a nice, new computer that WE BUY OURSELVES.... sooooooo....
Saturday, March 29th, 2008... We plugged in our brand new iMAC!! I am in LOVE, people. Love. It is so fast and fun and pretty... I feel smarter and cooler just using it. Ha ha! (But seriously.)
I'm still working on learning all of the ins and outs of a Mac. While it's not difficult, there are a few differences between this and the PCs that I am used to, so I am definitely learning new things.
One of the fun features of the iMac is a thing called "Photobooth". Caitlan, my sister who loves mall photo booths, would dig this feature. It's very fun. Here is a small sampling of the fun we've had so far...
Ah, good times. Special thanks go to my wonderful hubs, Chris, for putting in some long and grueling hours on a freelance project so that he could buy this gift for us (me). He's a good 'un!!