My old Athlon (6+ years old) was getting cranky, so when Woot had a special on a refurbished Athlon, I snapped it up a few weeks back. Today was the day that I reached my irritation limitation, and decided that THIS was the day I'd transfer data and get the new computer up and running.
GOOD LORD but it's a huge effort. I've got a lot of the files transferred, but it takes time, time, time. Fortunately, though, I've got the new CPU up and connect to the internet so I can post here.
I did a facial portrait for the first time tonight in art class. It ended up being kind of cool. I'm feeling like I learned something tonight. I haven't always felt like I have. Tonight I feel like I really accomplished something. I don't think the model's parents will ever recognize her from the portrait I did, but she looked human, and I've never made a facial picture that remotely looked like it was a normal human. I have a small sketchbook that I'm taking with me on the trip. Must practice.
The water/sand-proof case came today to protect my camera from myself. I also now have my other suitcase. I might actually have everything ready by the time it's time to leave!
My scar revision surgery is set for July 23rd. I can hardly stand the thought of anyone with a scalpel coming near me, but this will really help relieve some pain and discomfort (in an ideal world). Lots to do before August 4th!