Friday, December 14, 2007

Puter Woes

Sunday night, Amy made blueberry muffins. I got my glass of milk and my muffin and went to my beautiful MacBook and poured the milk over it. I dropped my glass, flipped the computer upside down, forced a shut down. After awhile, I cleaned the outside and checked the battery. It looked fine and was not dripping. But it wouldn't start up again. I laid it upside down on towels overnight. At 3 AM the machine worked fine. At 6 AM, the M key had stopped working. I have an external keyboard and that worked. But I can't have a beautiful MacBook without an M key. So it is at being fixed now.

While it is there, I am using my Acer laptop from school. A Windoze machine. I am not happy. I feel as if I am blundering about the Internets blind. I have no weather, photos, or view of the state of the nets. I don't have iPhoto for my photos. I don't even have photos (because I go to work in the dark and come home in the dark.) I don't even know how much money I have because my Quicken is on the Mac (I have several backups of all of my data for everything, though).

I had just begun learning how to create fractal images and now I don't have my software for the Photo Hunt tomorrow. But I'm going to start using my Macintosh iBook and install the software that I need. I should have done that days ago but the iBook is very slow (7 years old) and frustrating to use. Slower is better than PC.

So my whine is over. It is anime movie night at the library tonight. I will be out all day tomorrow. The big storm is all day Sunday, so I will be visiting folks then. We are forecast to get 16.5 inches (42 cm) of snow according to the NOAA model. We'll see.

PS: that glass of milk? It will cost me $214.50 parts and labor.

I will have my MacBook back before Christmas. But I don't know if I will be able to blog much until it is home.



  1. On the way home from work I forgot to stop at the bank and get batteries for my camera until I get batteries I won't be posting any pictures.

    I heard a storm is heading your way and I guess it dosie of one.
    All of our storm been south of us.

    Stay warm and safe.

  2. That's tough about your computer. Maybe I need to stop eating at mine, eh?

    Yes, I agree, be careful if you get that bad storm on Sunday. Can you just stay in and hibernate?

  3. Sorry about your accident. I guess computers do not like to drink milk.

  4. You have my sympathy! Hope you get your Mac back real soon! I hate being without my computer or my internet!

  5. That's one expensive glass of milk! ;-)

    And, you're right. Slow is better than PC any day!


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