Wednesday, February 13, 2008

Catching up with the times

One of the things I've missed about living in the camper is having a CD player. I especially love listening to music when I'm preparing food and cleaning up.

As we are planning on moving on again soon, I've been inpired to do a cleanse of our stuff and set aside anything the kids, or we, are not using anymore. Books, toys, general bits and pieces we've somehow aquired. - I'm sure it breeds when we're not looking! When I've finished, we'll donate the things to a thrift store. Sami and AJ would like to have a garage sale and sell the things they no longer want but we really don't have enough to do that. Maybe we can give them some extra pocket money instead.

As I was going through one of the storage boxes, I found a little box containing a brand-new MP3 player that I'd been given as a bonus for signing up with a phone carrier over a year ago. AJ was very interested in it and his interest prompted me to try and figure it out. It actually didn't take long. I had put it aside thinking it would take too long to read all of the instructions and do anything with it. But I'm hooked now! I've downloaded some of our favourite CD's and figured out how to work the FM radio! I'm impressed with myself.

Something you may not realise is that I was born when people still listened to LP records, before the home computer was even something one might imagine as possible. I was in school when colour TV became a thing that everyone had. And waaayyy before mobile phones. I'm not afraid of technology, it's just that I don't have a desire to keep up with the latest unless it's something that I can really use and benefit from - like the internet. And now, without a CD player in the camper, I have discovered the joy of MP3. It suits our lifestyle in that it's so compact. AJ is having a great time playing with it and I will show him how to download CD's to it. I might not get it back! Hmm, I might have to look into those I-Pod thingys I keep hearing about!


Tara said...

Hey, wait a sec...I still listen to LP records; just yesterday in fact. lol There is nothing quite like laying out on the floor listening to the crackle of a record player.

PS Forget Ipod. Try a Zune. I love my Zune.

Annette said...

Zune? Oh no, something new to learn about? Yikes!