Tuesday, October 13, 2009

Oh Glorious Day

FINALLY! I got the cord for my computer last night. The worrisome thing was that I do not drive. Well, that's not precise, I hate to drive so I would not have driven an hour to get the cord. Which would have left me without a cord for the three weeks that Jeff is going to be gone (which I will tell you all about tomorrow). So when they called last night....I could have danced...if I weren't so fat and pregnant and old.

So here's what happened, because I know you are dying to know.

You know the cord thingy that you plug into your laptop computer to charge it? Well there is that place in the middle that unplugs and has that little black box. (What IS up with that unplugging anyway?) Well the little black box was working fine. Then I went on a date with my husband, came back and the computer stopped working. We found out that it was the little box.

I think there is a conspiracy. I think the laptop makers purposefully make that part of the computer really poorly made so you have to buy a new one every year. Because my desktop computer lasted for years and years and was still going strong, but old, when I got a new laptop. And guess what happened to that one? Yes, new plug thingy....different part of the plug, but still new plug.

And guess what? I spent $85 for that other plug and it only kept the computer going for a few weeks before I just had to replace the whole computer. Hello new laptop, right? But I haven't even had this thing a year. And another $65. Yes, that bites the wallet!

But what are you going to do? It's like crack to an addict. They give you small, free hits till they have you where they want you. I don't know how that relates to the computer other than I really am addicted.

The only bad thing is that my once sleek computer is now a little, well, less sleek, and more garbage dump.

See, at first I asked my husband to take a look at it. In his defense he can usually fix anything. Unfortunately, he's never taken a computer apart. Once he started he realized that it probably wasn't his forte and he would take it to a friend at work and see what he thought. But that was not before he had...how to say this nicely...totally made my computer ugly.

Last night he super glued and taped it down so I can actually type without holding the caps lock down. So that's something, right?

No more sleek computer though. I can type...and there is THAT.

I hope I have hours upon hours free today to visit everyone. But we all know I have more like minutes upon minutes. However, my goal today is ten blogs.

What's yours? (Hopefully something profound like curing AIDS or cleaning your whole house and the old lady who lives next door, or nursing the starving crack baby that you met at the hospital, and nothing something so lame as ten blogs. But whatever.)


Susie said...

Don't you hate it when technology fails us?

Beverly said...

Computers are GREAT...when they are working...and they are the worst things ever when they fail. Glad you are back up and running.

adrienzgirl said...

Yeah, oh joy of joys, the computer is fixerated! Don't you just love the words that your toddlers add to your vocabulary, and then for life or longer, they pop into your head and you can use them in a sentence, then you use them and realize that you are the only one amused? Anyhoo...glad you are back in the game! :D

foxy said...

Super glue and tape... niiiiiiice! But you're able to type - yay!

You know, at least you have a goal. You do. So feel good about that. My goal is just to make it through the workday....

Trudy said...

I hear you on the ugly computer Michelle. A friend rebuilt our desktop and it's just not the same now, but it is functioning. Good luck on the 10 blogs, I've been finding it hard to get around to everyone since I've been feeling so crappy. Don't you miss being 9 weeks pregnant?

God bless!

Mom's Place said...

I'm glad that you are back!!! Darn those boxes! The same thing happened to my moms. 4 months later and she is STILL waiting for the replacement to get to her.

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Twisted Cinderella said...

Glad you are back!

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