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Should You Take Your Laptop With You When You Visit Family This Holiday Season?
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Many laptop owners love their computers. They use them every day for tasks such as posting to the social networks. They also enjoy being able to take their computers with them when they travel. If you will be traveling during the holiday season and you own a laptop computer, you, too, might be considering taking your computer with you. There are a number of reasons to include it when packing for your trip.

One reason why you might want to have your computer with you when you travel to visit family is because there will likely be times when you are not needed in the kitchen, such as when the turkey is baking, pies are chilling in the refrigerator, and everyone is settled in the living room, watching a Christmas movie. During the movie, there will be little visiting going on. People will want to hear what the characters say and see what they do. They will therefore be paying attention to the movie rather then talking with one another. During the movie, you will be able to do some work on your computer, such as posting a message on the social networks about your latest article. These short messages will allow you to earn money. At the same time, they will be brief enough so as not to get in the way of the movie. You can therefore post your message, close your computer, and smile to yourself in satisfaction, knowing that your earnings will grow as a result of your work. Be advised, however, that it would be best to avoid a lengthy typing session during the movie. The sound of clicking keys would likely be irritating to those watching it. Consider doing your longer work at another time, such as early in the morning or late at night. That way, you can get your work done without disturbing others. Keeping busy on Thanksgiving Day is not the only reason why you may want to have your computer with you, however.

The day after Thanksgiving, your loved ones will likely be tired after putting on a big meal. Friday morning, they might therefore decide to sleep in. If you wake up before they do, the house will be quiet, and you will want something to do. While you are waiting for the others to wake up, you can work on your computer. You might publish an article, for example. You might also check the headlines to get ideas for more articles.

It is easy to see that packing your computer when you pack for a trip will help you to be productive while you are away from home. Use caution, however. Be careful to avoid spending too much time on your computer, or your family may become resentful. The key is to balance your computer time with your visiting. Post your work, and then put your computer away. When you join your family, you might be surprised by what you learn.

You might learn, for example, that a friend's poodle has just had puppies. The friend wants to sell the puppies. You might be able to afford one if the friend is willing to negotiate with you. Business dealings are not the only thing that you might learn by taking a break from your computer, however.

You might also learn about recipes that have been in your family for generations. Your grandmother might have a banana bread recipe for you that she got from her grandmother. By getting the recipe, you and your grandmother will be spending time together. Then, afterward, you will have a recipe for a food that can serve as either a snack or a tasty breakfast.

By learning to balance visiting and computer time, you can be both sociable and productive. That way, you can have an enjoyable visit while at the same time earning money that will help you in the new year.


Street Talk

Would have to bring it with. Today is the age of media, gotta take advantage of that.

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  about 9 years ago

Very true. Thanks for reading!! :)

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  about 9 years ago
C. Hughes  

Yeah right, sleep in on Black Friday. I could get up at 6 AM and the house would be empty. (check you spelling in the last paragraph)

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  about 9 years ago

Thanks for reading! :)

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  about 9 years ago
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