I'm going to buy my computer today. I need one that includes office, as virtually everything I do is in word, excel or publisher. I use the office picture manager a good deal to cut and clean up pictures. The second monitor that I connect to my laptop has an old VGA HD-15 adapter, so I'm going to need a cord that adapts that to a VGA HDMI (or I may have that reversed, but that's the idea).
Apart from that, I should be fine. I only play games on Steam, so I don't need any ancient piece of hardware like a disc drive. I'd love more than a terabyte of memory, but 8-gigs of ram and a quad-core are far more than enough power for me and what I want to do.
Let me thank my readers again ... and assure you that the computer will enable me to do a number of things that I haven't been able to do. I feel encouraged about a number of projects that I can put into motion before spring - including, at long last, the opportunity to find somewhere less stressful in order to write.
I wonder if I can explain how difficult it is to work on something in depth as a novel in a world of continuous interruption. Perhaps I don't have to.
There's always a chance I won't come back today with a computer; that it won't have the features I need or that some unforeseen problem will present itself ... but I hope that the next time I write something on this blog, it will not be on this keyboard.