Felt like about a six beer day today!

At least for me. There were no empty beer cans when I got home, our two big compost bins were out at the curb, and the yard looks dropdead gorgeous so you know somebody was hard at work, in the heat no less.

This morning I arrived at Cubelandia and faaaaared up my laptop and… Got the black screen of death. Again. Oh, there was a little white cursor that I could move around and it was making noises (fan, etc.) like it was thinking about booting up. But. It. Didn’t.

When Amazon Woman got in I kvetched about it to her and she thought about it for a split-second or so and said, “Take the battery out for a few minutes.” So I figgered out how to get the battery out, played a couple mini xword puzzles on my phone and put it back in. Voila! I think we were both skeptical but it worked.

Although the musheen is clearly in a failure mode, this was a good thing. Getting a computer fixed at Cubelandia requires boxing it up and sending it back to the Mother Ship. Turnaround time is usually fast but if you have a job where you spend all day every day talking to your laptop, twiddling your thumbs doesn’t come easy. And we are not allowed to have a spare laptop on site. I do not know why.

So then, Amazon Woman asked, “How old is your laptop?” Me: “Three and a half years.” Amazon Woman: “Order a new one!” When your boss tells you to buy a new computer and the company is paying for it, you order a new computer.

Today is the 14th anniversary of my brother’s death. Rather than write about that, here is a link to my then 2-year-old blahg during that time period. Entries about that (and other things) are in June and July and I *think* a lot of the pictures still link to pictures but not sure. Other links may have rotted. This was back before I had a wordpress blahg. I “rolled my own” back in 2005, writing all of my own html and linking up pictures and stuff and no comments. At that time, I was managing (or trying to) a youth theatre guild and doing school PTO treasury work.

4 Responses to “Felt like about a six beer day today!”

  1. Paulette Says:

    Ray and I are grateful for having known Jim. We admired how he handled Darnoc during the turbulent years. LTC’s 1025 plus acres are his legacy as are his daughters. I miss the sweet man.

  2. Margaret Says:

    No sense worrying about a dying laptop when you can just order a new one. 🙂 I didn’t blog when my brothers died, but I did when Patt was sick and then died. Those entries are still very painful for me to read.

  3. jane Says:

    oh Jimbo. miss him so much!

  4. Pooh Says:

    Loved reading the old entries, except of course for entries about Jim’s death. Miss him a lot!

    Was hard to resist the temptation to hit the panic button on the key fob when he and Jack had their heads in the engine compartment!