1.14.2011

liquid damage

or, why water and laptops don't mix. Two days into the new year and I'm working on the coffee table because it's cold upstairs in my studio. My cats get into a fight and my glass of water went flying. I thought I'd grabbed my laptop in time but some water must have gotten into the vents. First the shift keys stopped working, then the power button. I dropped the computer off at the local Macintosh dealer, they had to send it to the liquid damage center, and three days later I picked it up good as new. The only problem was that it cost almost as much to fix as it did to buy a new one - liquid damage voids the service contract - and don't think they can't tell that it's liquid either. I had to think really hard about buying a new computer but decided to stick with the old one for now. So, the moral of the story is, don't drink anything near your computer. And maybe make sure you have cats that don't wrestle on the coffee table :)

Sorry I haven't been around much the past month or so. I actually have some graphic design work that's keeping me busy and I'm working on my website and Etsy shops behind the scenes, too. Plus there's just not much happening here in the winter. I could tell you about shoveling snow but you're likely doing that yourselves and are thoroughly sick of it by now!

4 comments:

Annie xx TheFeltFairy said...

Yikes! What a terrible thing to happen! Cats eh!

Sioux B said...

Oy! I will send you some of the sunshine and balmy weather we're having here on the lower left coast. It's been shorts weather the past 2 days...Glad you got your mac back, safe and sound. I'd be bereft without mine!

Melody said...

Hey stranger!

Mom Walds Place said...

Cats, kids, and computers are dangerous , and expensive, combinations.