Compulsive hoarding is a mental disorder that is just beginning to be understood. As a hoarder, I have acquired things over the years with a specific purpose in mind at the time of the acquisition, used some of those items for their intended purposes, forgotten the goal for different objects, but now that I find that they have outlived their purpose in my life I am struggling to rid myself of those same things.

You can read the start of my journey here.

Sunday, June 20, 2010

I'm so not used to this!

Posting on the netbook on vacation for the first time. I'm definitely not used to the small keyboard. I'm used to my ergonomic keyboard that's full sized and knowing where the backspace key is. Isn't it funny how odd things look and how uncomfortable we can be when things change even a little?

Having a blast. Trying to keep hoarding in mind even while I'm up here. I've gone to garage sales a couple of times with my sisters, and the one thing I did buy (a robotic vacuum cleaner), I ended up taking back and getting my money back, because it didn't work. He gladly gave me my money back, so I bought a small hard suitcase from him for a buck. I mentioned awhile back I wanted to buy a couple small suitcases for the girls and paint them. Now I have one, and it was much cheaper than I would have spent on the ones I looked at the thrift store. I'll keep looking for another cheap one and see what I can find.

I'm really hoping I'll get used to this netbook by the time we get done with vacation. It's driving me nuts the way my thumb keeps making my cursor jump all over the page when I hit the touchpad. I wonder, if it is disabled when a mouse is plugged in. I'll have to check into that. This is driving my nuts!

I'm going to go enjoy my family some more.

Wishing Daddy was here, so I could give him a Father's Day hug.

Hope all you father's have had a wonderful day today!


  1. My touchpad is not disabled when the mouse is hooked up. It'll take a bit of getting used to (and the idea of being able to do it may seem like an unreachable point), but you will learn to type without touching it.

    Does your touchpad have scrollbars along the side and/or bottom, so that you can use that to slide up and down the screen? Those are nice.

  2. I had trouble learning to use the touchpad on my laptop , but it gets better

  3. I had to use the touch pad on my laptop the whole time we were away, too. Yuck! Back home now with a real keyboard and mouse!

  4. Glad to hear you're having a good time!

  5. Your on vacation Enjoy!!! good for you not going crazy at those sales. I have a robotic vacum I love it for awhile but they don't last that long they need way to much maintance. When they are working they are so worth it!!! I hope you get use to the keybard. I'm heading out on vacaion too in a few weeks I'm not sure if I'll be blogging while i'm gone.


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