A couple of weeks back, not watching what I was doing, I sent a glass of iced tea flying. Since mislaying a stomach a while ago, I’ve developed a taste/need for iced tea; and it’s whats kept me hydrated since the mishap.
I find water very difficult to drink, I don’t know why, and don’t particularly care, but to get back to knocking the tea flying. 😦
One guess as to where it went!
For the past 5-10 years I’ve preferred, and used a laptop, and I found the ASUS more than suited me. For reasons unknown, the Apple computers have never appealed to me. I don’t particularly like Microsoft either, but that has nothing to do with what I’m rambling on about.
My lovely ASUS was open, and copped the full flood, perhaps 200 ml give or take a ml or two.
All hands to the pumps, as I set to soaking/mopping up the fluid. It had seeped under the ‘keyboard/pad’, which I removed quickly, and mopped up every drop that I could find, and dried everything that I could get to.
I replaced the keyboard/pad, turned back on, booted up, and all seemed well; and went well, until last Friday morning. It conked! 😥 😥 😥
There was nothing I could do to resuscitate it. I tried everything available, but to no avail; c’était mort 😥 😥
Through carelessness/stupidity/impatience, I had crashed my computer on a few occasions, and always been able to rescue and/or resuscitate it; but this time all was lost. Nothing could be done, all was lost, literally!
Saturday morning, the War Office asked me what I was going to do, telling me that I could not live without a computer and telling me that I’d better go buy me a new one! After sitting looking at my dead ASUS laptop, and endeavouring to breath a spark of life into it, I knew it was time to bid it goodbye.
After weighing up the pros and cons, I thought it might be wise if, instead of another ASUS laptop, (I’ve had 3 I think) I’d be better off getting an all-in-one, so that if I knocked anything else containing fluid, flying, then there’d be a good chance that I be safe; if you see what I mean. Only need to replace a keyboard.
Naturally the War Office came with me, obviously to keep a tight rein on me; she wasn’t very happy with me; and intended to curb my excesses, when it came to spending money on a new computer.
I finally settled on the one that she liked; the salesman, a good bloke, bought stuff from him before, and he’s a full bottler, when it comes to computers, without peer. Well in my experience. Anyway, he said that the one the wife liked would do everything I wanted, without any trouble, so I bought it.
A Hewlett Packard, I swore I’d never buy one, but the War Office liked it, it looks very nice, which was the most important thing; and it will probably see me out.
Now I’m stuck with Windows 10, 😦 Going to take some getting used to.
Through my own stupidity, I’ve lost quite a lot, with the demise of my ASUS. After getting this machine up and running, I went to load my Microsoft Office, I have the original pack/box/case thing it came in, with the code, opened it up to take the disk out. No disk!!! How can a disk disappear from it’s case?
It’s gone! I can’t find it. Suppose I’ll finish up buying another, or just use the ‘Open Office’; which for some reason I always seem to load onto my computers, kind of back-up system. I like the MS it has a nicer set-up and I find it easy to use.
One more thing before I close this miserable post off.
When setting the thing up I was asked to give the machine a name. So I did.
Coco had his operation last Monday, and all went well, and he was discharged on the Tuesday afternoon.
His recovery is going along very well, if somewhat slow, it will take some four weeks, before he is anywhere back to normal. He is spending a lot of time sleeping. I know that he is not feeling to well, his interest in food is not so great. I’m sure that is a passing phase, and he’ll soon be back, wanting everything I’m eating, and then some. 🙂
I’ll keep you posted on his progress