Monday, November 24, 2008

Tragedy All Around

Okay, maybe that is a little dramatic but my laptop has bit the dust, is not working, is busted, dead and bruised and definitely rode hard and put away wet. I don't know what I will do without it for a week or so. Yes, I could buy another cheaper, fatser version of what I have but anything new would be using Visa and I'm just not ready to make the jump to another front end.

How did it happen you ask?

Well, I was on the phone the other day with a friend and in a moment of 'cleanliness is next to godliness' I decided to clean out the return key just below the touch pad. There were some crumbs in the grooves so I took a piece of paper to tease out the leaftovers from some long past meal.

BIG mistake!

Now I cannot hit the enter key there or on the mouse or on the keyboard without the laptop trying to obey my input 300 to 400 (that's right HUNDRED) times before it will let me do anything. I've tried all sorts of manipulations but nothing seems to work. I can't even restore the system to an earlier date, (just in case it is a system problem and not a stupid hardware problem), because I can't hit the enter key. So it appears to be a hardware problem rather than a software one and it is off to the great repair shop down the road.

I am actually writing from the local library. (Kiss your librarian for having these resources available to dim wits like me).

I have now accepted that unless I want to come here every day, I will probably not be keeping up on this blog or my e-mail for a week or so. Maybe this is a good thing.....being unconnected to the world wide web should make me appreciate something - right?

So I am now signing off until the little beastie gets repaired or I can't take it anymore.

Happy whatever holiday you celebrate to bring back the light of spring!

BTW - there is even more tragedy in my life. All three dogs have some sort of intestinal bug that produces copious amounts of liquid feces. They are being treated but I may have to buy a gas mask just to clean up after them.

No computer and my life is full of shit - seems just about right to me.


mamalife said...

Oh Dear. Sorry to hear all those things. I'm just catching up after having no internet for the past few days! Seems there are computer problems all around...

Tina. said...

Alice, So sorry to hear about your loss, (the computer, tongue in cheek) and that your life is "crappy". Just remember, this too will "pass"(pun definitely intented)! Seriously I hope things clear up for you!

Have a Happy Thanksgiving!