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Sunday rain

It rained today for a while and it was intense! I didn't know it was supposed to. I looked out earlier and it was sunny and nice. Later, I looked and thought it looked like it might be starting to rain. As the street looked as if it were. Then, I look a few minutes later and there was no doubt. It was pouring buckets! It didn't last a long time, but it was a good drenching. No loud music from the neighbors today. The rain must have put a stop to that. :p

I wrote a bunch! Over 4,000 words! Whoo-hoo! It's been a while since I had a good day of writing like that. I got an idea and was on a roll! I went back just a bit ago to edit one part and added a bit more. That is always fun. I did my usual Sunday things, washing bed linen, my hair, and putting away yesterday's laundry.  I did a backup to Time machine on my MBP too. It took.... seven minutes. LOL!  That is so crazy. I love actually having a newer Mac that doesn't take forever to do things. :) I actually got up to put away the laundry from yesterday while the Time machine was doing its thing and it was done before I was! :p


I forgot to post yesterday, not sure why. It wasn’t a very busy day.  Oh well, I’m posting today, so that is good. My friend and I thrifted today. Our usual Reidsville Tuesday trip since we haven’t in a while. I scored! I found a portable / travel size NeatScan scanner in this store some time ago, not sure when, but I’ve had it a while. So, today, I found a full sized one. I looked them up and found one like it on Amazon for almost $400. Very nice find. This one scans really well and does it fast and well. I am pleased with this find. My cost? $9.99! Nice! I love a good bargain! I have it set up and and ready to use when I need it. I will only have to plug it in to the MBP when I need to scan. Here is what it looks like:


Setup for so easy as I already have the other little one hooked up. I just plugged this in, went in system preferences on the MBP and added it. No muss, no fuss! :D


Sunday, Sunday!

So, it's Sunday so I got my usual stuff done. I got everything done early too! I only need to get in my clean bed and relax until time to sleep. I wrote a bunch today, too so that is good! I forgot to mention one thing yesterday as I was so tired. I was watching some YouTube videos and I watched one where a girl showed how she set up her Mac and I got a few ideas. I made a cute picture collage wallpaper for my Mac from her idea. I just went to Canva and made a blank background and then found cute pictures on Pinterest. I went for a pink theme as the first picture I found was pink. I think I'm going to do more of these as the one I did yesterday came out so well. :)  


I finally got my trip stuff put away. I also put away the laundry I washed last night from the trip. I'm sitting at my desk now typing this up before I forget and don't post later. lol I received a few items today from Amazon for my M1 MBP. I got a USB C mouse, a keyboard skin, and a SD card reader (USB c, of course.). I was upset when I opened the mouse as it had a regular USB A connector with an adapter. I didn't want to use an adapter, that was the whole point of buying a USB C mouse. THEN, I realized that this mouse actually works with the dongle OR as a Bluetooth mouse. YAY!!!!!  So, now both ports on my MBP are free! :D The SD reader works well, too.  I moved over the few pictures from my digital camera that I didn't do at the beach. The ones I did there, I just put them on the old MBP and I have Photos saved in iCloud so it moves across devices. I didn't want to have to do that every time I used my digital camera, so I got the little adapter. It works well. The skin is pretty and I'm saving it. I'm using the one now that matches the case I got, I'll use the blue one that came with the case I found at the beach next, and then I'll have this one for after those both wear out.  I like using them to protect my keyboard from crumbs, stains, or whatever.  

I was thinking about doing a post about my M1, but I think I'm going to wait a bit longer. I'm really tired and I need to write a good amount tonight to make up for being at the beach! I DID write every day while there, but some days it was just a few paragraphs. I want to get a good amount done today. I have written some, but I had to get going on getting my things put away. 

Sadly, tomorrow I need to mow the front lawn, but I'll worry about that then! Oh! Did I mention my mouse has holes in it and it lights up from the inside with different colors? It's pretty cool. Okay, enough for today. I need to get a few more things done (like writing!) and I want to relax.  I hope to be back to my normal self tomorrow.

Here is the mouse and the dongle and adapter in case you want to see them!


Friday evening post

Again, we were out this afternoon.  We went to the Amazon locker to pick up the case I ordered for my M1 MBP.  It's so pretty. I'm in absolute love with it!  We also went to three of the Goodwills we've already visited and he visited a few pawn shops. We ate at Victoria's while out. I had yummy breakfast food!  My thrifting was a bit unfulfilling. All I found was a mug. It's a cute one. It's Snoopy and it has a jack o lantern on it. So, two loves in one. :). The sky was pretty ominous tonight after we got back. It rained off and on a lot of the day.  Here are some pictures:


It looked a lot darker and more ominous in person. :p. Here is the laptop case and the matching keyboard skin:


It looks so nice on there!

Friday morning post

Here are a few morning beach pictures to start your day. :p. It's gorgeous again here and it's HOT. I'm not sure what we are doing today beyond one errand. I ordered a case for this similar to the one I found in Goodwill and it's being delivered to an Amazon locker down here. We will be picking that up at some point.  I think we might be eating at Victoria's, too. We'll see. I'll check in later.  Here are the pictures.


Beach standard time!

Sorry for the simple post earlier. Yes, I'm here at Myrtle Beach! :D. We got in around 1 ish.  We were able to check-in immediately, but the room had issues.  We went out while they fixed them because they said they didn't have anymore more rooms. Riiiight. Anyway! He fixed the issues, mostly, and we are here.  While we waited, we went to a Goodwill and my friend went to a Pawnshop. I told him to look for MacBook Pros while he was in there. He got done, came out and said there were three, two Airs and a Pro. Of course, I asked what kind and he said he didn't know. LOL. He told me to go in and look, so I did! The MacBook Pro was a 2020 M1 in Space Grey. OMG, I wanted it but it was a bit too much for me. It was a great deal, but I didn't want to spend that much.  Well, we left and came back to the room, we ordered food, and. I kept thinking about that damn M1 MBP!  He told me about some deals for that place and I found a 10% coupon. I called to see if they would do a coupon like that. THEY WOULD. Guess what I now own? :D Still more than I should have spent, but I'm going to try to sell some Fossil bags to pay it off faster. He drove me back down there, I made sure there was a charger for it before I bought it, there was.  I also checked to make sure everything worked, it did. :)  I've already gotten it set up; with my important apps. Scrivener, Evernote, and Chrome. It's so pretty! :D


Luckily, I brought my USB a to USB c converter plug so i can use my mouse. :)