[Yes, I’m using LOLspeak here. Your point?]
Viva de la Vega, my longtime desktop computer & faithful sidekick, is retiring today. The photos on yesterday’s post were the last items that I needed from her to create something for this blog.
For the last eight years she and I have been constant companions. BFF, if you will. I adore her… her smaller, cozy screen… her slow way of uploading photos… the clickety-clack of her keyboard… even the crazy, unpredictable way her wired mouse works.
However, now that Coraline is on the scene, Viva de la Vega is headed for a lovely retirement upstairs in the un-bedroom where she can live out her days in a little out-of-the-way niche on top of an old chest of drawers. We’ll be able to use her to listen to online music– or to play a few hands of solitaire or hearts.
She’ll be at home there, I’m sure. And I’ll visit her from time to time. But I still can’t help feeling a touch bittersweet about this change.
So long, my friend. I’ll miss you.