Maybe you've noticed that I haven't been blogging much lately. Of course, we are incredibly busy this time of year, but there's more to it than that. Our desktop computer died a couple weeks ago, which causes more than one problem. I have a laptop, which I've been using for the last three years, while my children have been using the desktop, and now that it's dead, I have a 17-year-old and a 20-year-old with whom I have to share my laptop, so my computer time is limited. Second problem is that we had PhotoShop on the desktop, so now I don't have any photo editing software. My last photo was prepared using Web Resizer, a free online software that has limited functionality, but at least it makes the photos smaller, so they don't take forever for your computer to download.
I'm not sure when we'll be able to buy a new computer, because we have a lot of big expenses this time of year like buying hay and getting the propane tank filled, which adds up to two or three thousand dollars. But that's only half the problem, because we'll still have to buy PhotoShop, which will cost as much as, or more than, the computer.
My laptop is a MacBook, and when I downloaded photos onto here from Katherine's camera, it plopped them into the iPhoto library, which has software that has very few options for editing and is not intuitive at all. In other words, I can't figure it out. I can't even figure out how to get those pictures into Web Resizer, because I can't find them.
So, I need a new routine for blogging, as well as a new way of editing photos. Any suggestions?