Monday, February 23, 2009

Word to the Wise

Just a little piece of advice and also, an explanation of why I've not been around, blogospherically speaking, for a few days:

Do NOT. I repeat, DO NOT leave your [husband's, technically] laptop open on the dining table when you hear the dryer beep. Just because the small boy child is deeply engrossed in his Little People garage in another room does not mean that his toddler radar for "Things I Should Not Touch" will not start pinging the minute you walk away from said laptop.

Secondly, do not forget that when you are in the laundry room folding clothes and the washer is running you cannot hear squat from other parts of the house. A tornado could be moving through your living room [and from the looks of things this does indeed happen quite often] and you would.not.know.

Thirdly, when you screw up the courage to call husband at his office to tell him that the letters "i" and "u" are mysteriously missing from the laptop's keyboard and that all of the plastic bits that were once under those letters that made them springy [behold my impressive use of technical jargon] are broken...well, just be thankful that you didn't wait until he was in the same room as you and the wayward child.

Finally, call Dell support and discover that Oh My Yes, There is A God, and Hubby paid for total coverage and they will send a tech to your house with a new keyboard on Monday.

You might want to skip flinging your arms around the tech and thanking him for saving your marriage though. Apparently this weirds them out....


Mama Goose said...


Funnyrunner said...

awww. that stinks! glad you got it fixed!

Manic Mommy said...

This is all starting to sound eerily familiar:

Some notes:
* Dell replacement keyboards are relatively cheap and can be installed by a knowledgeable BIL in no time.

** As are standard keyboards with USB cords until you realize above.