We are on our way to Baylor again in the morning. There is still an abscess and hopefully they will just put in a drain again. I am praying he doesn’t have to have abdominal surgery. There are some other issues that we need to address while we are there this time and as much as I hate being there I will try to make Dale stay til he is really ready to come home. I think we came home too soon the last time.
I am taking a laptop with me this time and will spend some time playing with linux. So far I am very impressed. I know that there is a lot to the nuts and bolts of installing linux to begin with that I have no clue about. Once it is installed though it is wonderful! I have been able to surf the net, check email, install applications, create a few spreadsheets in OpenOffice, and listen to my music on it. I intend to spend some time learning a little more about the gnu graphics app gimp and maybe playing with Scribus a little while we are in the hospital. I don’t have wireless yet but I can get on the internet in the health sciences library at Baylor and I will have my jump drive with me. I also saved some webpages to it today so I could read them later. It pops up and tells you when there is an update and goes about it’s business without bothering you a bit. I plan to write some posts for my blog and then upload them later. It recognized my jump drive immediately and my mouse as well. So far – big thumbs up!