Recent deliveries included a new Chromebook (CB). This is my third Chromebook, I have yet to have one break, or fail, after 5 years or so the batteries won't hold a charge for more than a couple of hours, and I buy another one. These are small computers, that run the Chrome operating system, if your primary use of a laptop is web surfing, posting to your blog, reading blogs, watching YouTube, a CB is a cheap, reliable, option. It is small, just over 2 1/2 pounds (slightly over 1 kilo.) Making it easy to travel with. At less than $300 I don't worry about breaking it, or losing it. This one has a touch screen, and is convertible to a tablet. I have owned several small Windows machines, and frankly they were all crap. The first one was not bad, but the later generations suffered from a bloated operating system, and lack of memory, one failed because it couldn't download updates to the operating system, because it lacked memory. As much as I like my Mac desktop, I just couldn't justify spending $1000 + on a Mac laptop for what I use it for.
I have been reading a lot recently. I am reading with the TV as background noise. Something that John over at Going Gently posted, led me to look on Amazon, Ruth Coker Burns has a book out, All The Young Men, it is touching and moving, but not an easy read.
The weather is turning spring like here, you can see the differences in the trees and grasses from day to day.
We have a new person joining our team at work in April, looking forward to it. She likes to talk and tell stories. (We have been short handed since January.) I was able to secure a summer intern, a remote summer intern.
I am taking random days off. Without travel, I don't think of taking days off. The office is changing our policy on carrying time over at the end of the accounting year, and I need to use it or lose it. Take your time off. I have worked with a lot of people near the end of their lives, and not one ever said, I wish I had worked more and not taken so many vacations.