iPads, apologies and the flu

And not in that order either.

I shall apologise for 1) not liking or commenting as usual, 2) deleting many blog posts without reading them and 3) for being generally quiet, or quieter than normal.

My aim is to not let my emails get out of control so if I don’t read things with a 24 hr period then I’ve just deleted them.  Beng quiet… from my boys all being some sort of sick over the last two weeks. Between 3 of them have no end of medicine and boys lounging in bed all day, well, sleeping actually. Not rom teenage choice.  I’ve also been working on not getting the flu myslef…panadol, water and mandarins til they come out my ears.. hopefully not literally. So feeling a bit run down and just out of sorts.

My laptop also broke and smart phones are not always too smart, or easy to use. Responding to blogs is just a pain, and there are some things that you can not do on a phone regardless.

That brings me to the last bit. Not only did hubby fix the laptop, but we got me a iPad aswell. So the middle son – who is always hassling me for use of said laptop – now has ne of his own.  Now, as iPads, or tablets n general, are not stand alone items hubby is also fixing up the first net book we got for me use in conjunction.  Aside from the iPods (4) this is the only apple product we have. We are Windows people usually, so it proved a little fun this morning when trying to transfer music from PC to iPad… next I have to figure out ow to move a whole bunch of photos ( don’t think i’ll worry about all 15,000).

On typing this up,  I have resorted to using two fingers by having it at an angle.  Now, having it laying down, I am typing properly, well, better anyway.  I was going somewhere else with that, I wanted to say, that while typing this I realised how many electronic items we have here. There are five people in the house and we have 3 tv’s, 4 laptops, 1 iPad, 1 each x-box & PSP, 5 iPods,  make that 4 tv’s, 1 playstation 2, then there is the t-hub which has internet and radio aswell as being the phone and answering machine…

Yeah, I think we have enough stuff.

How many of these items do you have, and how many in your family?

I thought maybe we have too much, but even though we could easily get away with less (i know some who would not be happy, if I’m honest, I ould be one of them) we certainly don’t have as much as some people.  And we are the first to admit, that as parents we said we would not do this or that, and now look at us.  Not so much bad parenting, or giving in, priorities and thoughts change, and we grow up.  Learning a lot from our kids along the way. Hell I’ve had to ask Mr 16 for help with computer issues many times over since he was about 11 or 12.

Keep smiling,  😀



Ps. This is something I will have to get used to.  A completely different  approach to spell check etc. So if there are more mistakes than normal I apologise.

13 responses to “iPads, apologies and the flu

  1. I started to answer and then the battery went, forcing an early shutdown. We have a heap of eletronics (here goes … sort of person by person and / or room by room!)
    iPhone x 2, Lumia x 1 + a couple of spare Nokia’s (M’s phone is company one, with a secondary card…)
    1 x TV + 1 x monitor that is also a TV, 1 x desktop, 3 x laptops (2 work ones), 2 iPads (1 & 2) + 1 Kindle, 1 x printer.
    1 PS3 that doubles as a blu-ray + one dvd player that plays region (? what ever the USA is) as they won’t play in Europe region…and is also CD player
    1 surround sound system.
    NO answering machine or landline. That’s pretty normal in a country with 144% mobile penetration (7,7 million & rising) …
    In summary… we’ve got too many gadgets!


    • Yep, gotta agree with that. 3 people compared to my 5… But it is the way things are going, for better or worse. Wonder what we’ll have by the time boy3 is 15…?
      And those early shutdowns are the pits 😦 most annoying as they always happen when you are doing something important.


  2. Welcome to the century of digitalitis! It’s very addicting. Ditto on electronic gizmos here. 🙂 Great Post!


    • Thanks Penny for stopping by and following 🙂 I will admit I was only half dragged into the 21st century, (not quite kicking and screaming)… My lack of IT skills still holds me back… 🙂


      • I haven’t made my mind up, part of me thinks it’s great and the other part of me….and when it comes to lack of IT skills, I suck, honestly. Lucky for me, very near by are a few individuals that I can say “please help”, otherwise I’d probably still be writing on the walls in caves! 🙂


      • Same here, thank goodness for teenage kids, well one them anyway. I am working on a post about how different this is the the laptop and my learning curve… I have to say it is growing on me. 🙂


  3. blackcatsandbuttons

    You certainly are well connected..not that much stuff in my house..would dearly like an iPhone though..Hope you feel better soon.


    • Well connected, yes. We can’t complain about living under a rock anymore… iPhones are overrated as at as I’m concerned which is why I find it amusing I end up with an iPad. But, having said that, with an android phone (htc) and now an apple I get the best of the apps that are available. If it won’t go on my phone, the iPad will accommodate.


  4. I love my iPad! There’s nothing like it. I especially like reading my books on it. Don’t worry about the comments. It’s hard keeping up. Beware te spell checker though; it can make some crazy changes.



    • I can’t wait to get a few books on mine. I love an actual book, but sometimes it’s not so easy. The spell checker is weird, I want a semi predictive text, like my phone… But it is something I will just have to get used to, that, and typing slower, lol.


    • I can’t wait to get a few books on mine. I love an actual book, but sometimes it’s not so easy. The spell checker is weird, I want a semi predictive text, like my phone… But it is something I will just have to get used to, that, and typing slower, lol.
      If this is anything like the iPhone predictive text then I can see why the complaints…


  5. Way too many electronic thingos here, sadly most of them owned by me 😉 The kids have more gaming consoles than they do hands to play them with too… We only have 1 telly though!
    Hope you feel better soon, at least you have a new toy to play with 🙂


    • Oh, I agree. I think we need to be octopi to use it all. I feel fine, thanks, it’s just I’m starting to feel the drag…. New toy that is completely different to my android…argh. 😉


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