How to make a 12yo happy
Ethan, who is a packrat in every sense of the word, used his own hard-earned $130 to buy a laptop from my Dad. In his world, it was outdated. But, in our low-fi house, Ethan now owns a computer that’s better than Martin’s or mine. 😮
My Dad had given me the UPS tracking number, which I promptly entered on UPS’s website. But, since I didn’t write it down anywhere else, and I didn’t want to bug my Dad for it, it disappeared when I powered my computer down for the night, so I told Ethan we’d just be surprised when it showed up, and that we were, because UPS Ground usually takes about a week, but it arrived here from Austin in only three days! (How’s that for a run-on sentence?!?)
My Dad said, “I left such-and-such program on there, because it’s useful if he’s programming in C++” and I’m thinking, “Um, Dad. That’s a really optimistic statement. But, thanks anyways.” So, maybe I need to get C++ for Dummies — which title I just made up, totally on the fly, but whaddya know? It really is a book.