Now, I just want to say first off...I didn't start this thread to draw attention to myself but instead to post a legitimate explanation/apology to everyone....
As many of you know, the computer that I have access to at home right now is EXTREMELY old. It runs Windows 95 and I am using AOL 4.0! to search the Internet and email. There are many many webpages that I can not even look at because this browser is so old and will not support them. I have tried downloading updated ones to no avail. I don't know if there is something wrong with the computer or if there is just not enough system resources to do so.
Anyway, I am SO SO Happy that I can even get Pet Talk! But, every time I am on I feel bad and I felt the need to explain myself so as to avoid any hurt feelings or misinterpretation...When I click on a post to read it, it takes about 1 full minute for that post to come up and that is without pics or avatars or signatures. Then, if there is more than one page, I have to go forward page by page rather than skipping to a later one because my computer doesn't understand how to do that!! If I want to see a picture someone posted, I can click on the link and then I start praying!! Most of the time it comes up in a few minutes, sometimes I can't see anything at all.
I can't see videos or download any news stories that are posted with a link. If I have more than 2 windows open, the computer gets a fatal error and shuts down.
So, my point of all this is to explain to all my fellow Pet Talkers why I don't often post. Certain threads are harder than others for me to see and follow when I have to go so slowly and can't often see the pictures/videos/newsclips etc... Also, until today...my dial-up number was a long-distance number so I had to limit my time on the computer to looking for jobs and email and posted only when Collin wasn't home counting the minutes Oh and I also can only post smiles, sad faces, grins and winks since those are the only smilies whose "letters" I recognize and remember....
So, to everyone, I apologize if I haven't been as active a member as I want to be and as I feel I should be...it's just hard right now technically.
Collin and I have talked and I have explained to him my need for a new computer and we have agreed that when I do find a job, I will get a new computer and high speed internet. Could be awhile since money is always an issue...but I will do the best I can to get one ASAP!
I have already picked out the Dell that I want and all we have to do is order it! (Online at the library of course, because I can't download the Dell page on this computer either..how ironic is that!
I thank you all for your patience and understanding and again I apologize if I have missed a thread that is important to you inadvertently. I try to search a few times a day to keep up but it's slow going...I hope I have explained why here...Everyone is welcome to PM me or email me at any time too!