I must be the world’s worst laptop owner. My poor Toshiba seems to be history. Back in July, 04 I bought a Compaq laptop and it lasted til December, 05. Thank goodness I had an extended warranty because it did something bad. Can’t remember what exactly happened but I blogged about the hassle I had with the warranty company. Office Depot was fantastic and just told me to pick a new one and I ended up with the Toshiba that I’ve loved for almost 2-1/2 years. This morning, out of the clear blue, the on/off button is dead. That’s probably easily solved but I think the hard drive or mother board is going out too. Thank goodness (again) I have an extended warranty so I’ll either end up with my computer refurbished or a new one but I’ll have to back it all up and hope to save everything, including all my iTunes music/books, etc. The big problem is going to be getting the computer turned on so it can be backed up. Vince said he’d help me with it tonight.
I handle bigger hassles in life much easier than I do the smaller ones. This is a small one but it’s caused chaos in the cave all day.
New glasses are ordered for Chad. Instead of driving over to Ft. Scott, we just had the eye doctor there fax Chad’s prescription and we ordered the glasses from Wal-Mart. Insurance isn’t paying for them since we only get new glasses every two years and these were just one year old. I asked Chad how he lost them. I kept thinking that if he was fishing, in a boat, using a fishing pole, and not diving for the fish, he shouldn’t have lost his glasses. Get this – he slapped at a bug on his face and slapped his glasses right off his face and into the lake.
I was afraid to ask how the camping trip went. Chad does everything at full speed and never thinks of the consequences. Guess it could’ve been worse. He burned his hand, burned his arm, broke a Coleman lantern, lost his glasses and hit a kid in the head with a clump of dirt while hitting golf balls into the lake! That’s all I’ve heard about so far. There’s probably more he just hasn’t remembered. Thankfully, he was only camping one night. This coming weekend, he goes camping for two nights.