Waiting for Godot

I am without a computer today. 😦

I feel lost with “only” my iPad. I bought a new iMac yesterday, and am making a switch from PC to Apple at long last. I started out my computing life in 1983 with an Apple IIe at home and a PC at work. I think that Apple had 64k of memory. How the world has changed. Can’t believe that I’ve been using computers for nearly 30 years.

I also bought a new camera yesterday, a Nikon Coolpix P510. I love my “old” Coolpix P90, but the P510 has more bells and whistles. I figured if I’m learning a new computer and new photo processing program, I might as well make my misery complete by getting a new camera to boot. I took pics of my garden this morning, but can’t process and upload them until the Apple guys finish transferring data from my PC to the new iMac.

Meanwhile, I’m just killing time. Guess I could go work in the garden. I have one more raised bed to build at home before setting in on my sorely neglected community garden plot, but this bed requires that I use my new power tools to saw a board to size. I constructed the other beds with lumber that was already the right size. I’ve never used a power saw before and have been procrastinating on this job. My husband is sitting right here, and I’m sure that he would be happy to saw a board for me, but I want to do this myself. OK, Tool Girl, give me inspiration. if you can do it, I can do it.

So until I get my new computer up and running, and figure out how to process photos from my new camera, here is an iPad shot of my Giant Szegedi bell pepper plant, which isn’t producing any peppers yet.

About Lou Murray, Ph.D.

I'm a retired medical researcher, retired professional writer/photographer, avid gardener, and active environmentalist living in southern California. I wrote a weekly newspaper column on environmental topics in the Huntington Beach Independent for many years. I also supervised environmental restoration projects and taught at the Orange County Conservation Corps before retiring in the summer of 2016. This blog chronicles my efforts to live a green life growing as much food as possible for my husband and myself on a 4,500 sq ft yard that is covered mainly by house, garage, driveway, and sidewalks. I am also dedicated to combatting global climate change.
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2 Responses to Waiting for Godot

  1. Bee Girl says:

    Congratulations! How awesome that you finished those beds…you must be SO proud!!!

    Good luck with your new computer! New computers are such a learning curve for me! I hope all goes smoothly for you 🙂


    • Bee Girl, you and Tool Girl inspire me. Yep, I’m pleased with myself for building yet another raised be all by myself. Used my new cordless reciprocal saw to cut some plastic lattice for fencing for my community garden too. There is no stopping me now.


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