A few people have emailed me asking why I have been MIA these past several days. Well here is a glimpse of why.
A few weeks ago I somehow managed to split my power cord to my laptop. DH claims it is because it seems to be attached to my hip and I have just over worked it –– whatever. So I had this injured power cord, but it managed to still work until I noticed smoke and small flames shooting out from it one afternoon. I immediately pulled it from the laptop and shut everything down.
I show my wonderful husband and of course he says "You don't need to order a new one honey. I'm super computer fixer-man and can fix it!" And dummy me, too worried about losing everything that I had not backed up on my laptop says "How I love you so! Please do." Okay maybe not in those exact words, but you get my point.
So after some soddering and heavy electrical tape you can see in the photo above everything appeared to work fine. At this point I **should** have ordered a new cord knowing that this was only a temporary fix. But should and doing are two different things. So Monday I was happily typing away when all of a sudden the connection between the power cord and the laptop completely goes out. And since my battery was damaged during the mini flame and smoke incident my laptop died in about 15 minutes.
My new power cord is set to arrive tomorrow via UPS and hopefully a new battery soon after. I am just keeping my fingers crossed that I somehow didn't damage my laptop in my stupidity. Until then I am forced to use my desktop computer in the office, where I have none of my files, bookmarks, address books and have a ton of work to complete (you know it would be too hard for me to have made sure both of my computers were synced and backed up together).
In the meantime, since I have actually been using my office, I have decided that I am in need of a new desk and reorganizing this room. Now that Sam is at preschool and I can actually be in here more often I want to make it more usable. Of course finding the time to do such a task may be difficult in the coming weeks. So if anyone has any favorite home furniture stores that have nice, yet cost effective desks let me know.