's shipped stuff came via UPS yesterday, including his monitor and keyboard that he kept from the computer he had been using (which after argument was determined not to be his and he was not allowed to bring it), so this afternoon/evening we will be assembling the new computer parts I bought last weekend.
We had to buy basically everything else but a hard drive (ugh), so the upshot is his
computer is going to be much beefier than mine, which even though it was only a 3.0GHz Celeron / 2 GB RAM had heretofore been the best one in the house. (He gets a Core 2 Duo on a motherboard that can support a Quad Core and the same 2 GB. I spoil him.) This project even necessitated going to Weird Stuff and buying a chair for him to sit on.
It's going to be crowded having the two of us side by side at the desk, but we'll manage.
So what? This "so what":
When I lived in his house in 2006, I had never gotten to the point of actually setting up my computer. I had brought it with me, and occasionally I plugged it in to one of the other monitors to get some stuff off it, but it had no home of its own. There was no room for it. Instead, I was using one of their existing computers, the one I had been using on visits since the first time I was ever there in the summer of 2000 (and still do). It was not my computer
. In short, I
was not established.
But this will be his computer
what makes a house a home.