Thursday, May 11, 2006


Two weeks ago I came home from a disability conference to find that my computer no longer worked. I took it to the computer store where the guarantee was "Fixed in 24 hours". Nearly two weeks later I got the computer back with the advice to put my keyboard in the dishwasher (the problem was a dirty keyboard according to the computer geek at the computer store). I am a very trusting person...I put the keyboard in the dishwasher. One trip-to-the-store-to-get-a-new-keyboard later, I'm back on the Net.

I had no idea how much I depended on my computer until it was gone. I check email in the morning, do a bit of advocacy work, and read the news during breakfast. It was a habit that I sorely missed the past few weeks.

So nothing great to blog except to say I'm still standing. (now that song is in my head, its not even a good one....)


Virginialover said...

You REALLY put the keyboard in the dishwasher?? You're too funny! I'm sorry that your computer was down, we've had that problem too. Our computer was nuked after Hurrican Isabel and I had to take it into the repair shop. Did you have to pay since it was guaranteed in 24 hours?

I'm glad that you're back in the swing of things.

Soozcat said...

Generally speaking, it's unwise to put any consumer electronics in the dishwasher. But it's even more unwise to suggest to people that they do so, even in jest. That wasn't very nice of Mr. "Fixed When We Get Around To It." I hope he offered to shell out for a new keyboard...