So, I often visit my Add/Remove Programs section of the Control Panel to see how I can create a little bit more space. I also went through my three years of digital picture files and pared them down a bit, getting rid of duplicates and less-than-stellar photos.
It was on one of these visits to Add/Remove Programs that I saw that I had both the older version and the newer version of Firefox installed. So, I removed the older one. Only that suddenly left me with no Firefox at all! Woe is me! My husband is not convinced that Firefox is the way to go, and insists on holding on to Internet Explorer. So, since it had been removed, I decided to be the bigger spouse, and sacrifice my favorite browser for the good of the a few extra MB on the computer. So for a week or so, I slugged and trudged through the world wide web using IE. Clicking through to read new Read Together signups on Mr. Linky was often more than the poor little browser could handle, causing a complete freeze-up. See, I'm a multi-window user. I cannot simply perform one task at a time--I need to check my email, compose a blog post, find a link to include in my post, read someone else's blog. . . . you get the picture. IE could just not keep up with me. This does not even mention my very favorite feature of Firefox--the auto spell-check. Anything I type, be it an email or a comment on a blog post is spell-checked as I go, with a little red line alerting me that perhaps I have misspelled a word.
So, Firefox is back. I would like to play homage to it by employing a favorite device of mine--the cheesy song*. Thank you, Neil Diamond (without whom the cheesy song humor punch might die out). I'm sorry I ever let you go, Firefox.
Hello, my friend, hello
It's good to need you so
It's good to love you like I do
And to feel this way
When I hear you say
*Have you seen the commercial for the turn-by-turn navigational system? That gives me a chuckle every time, as I hear the opening cords of the following Bonnie Tyler song.