A couple of weeks ago I was sitting, minding my own business, at the laptop drinking coffee when Emmylou surprised me with a running leap into my lap. It ended with coffee all over the keyboard. I did all the things you’re supposed to do in such a situation to no avail.
The laptop keyboard refuses to work. It’s had plenty of time to dry out. The mouse and touchpad work fine, but no dice on the keyboard.
So, I bought a refurbished laptop with Windows 7 Pro on it, but that’s going back. The wifi wouldn’t work. In a fit of desperation, I found an older model, but brand new laptop with Windows 7. It arrived today.
I hate setting up computers.
Part of my job is tech support and I’m responsible for setting up new computers. Right now, I have 10 laptops and 2 desktops waiting on me. I didn’t need a disaster at home.
But I love Emmylou, I do I do.
No matter how many times I do it, there’s always a glitch, a problem, a snafu, a something. Right now, the user interface for Facebook on the new laptop is unusable.
It’s been a lovely day, though. Today is Veteran’s Day and I’ve been deep in thought about my dad’s Marine Corps experience as well as my own military brat upbringing. I had my contractor out here to do a bunch of honey-dos that aren’t really honey-dos if you have to pay, but you know what I mean – just minor repairs to this and that. Well, minor, except maybe for the roof. Hoo boy, I don’t need bad news there.
I’m getting my mojo back. It’s been a long two and half years, but I feel like I’m settling back into myself. We’ll see. I’m hopeful.