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Monday, July 13, 2009

I Miss You Already

In a move that has stunned the author of this blog, one half of my laptop's screen has ceased to function unless one holds one's thumb against it.

The laptop has been bundled up and will be dropped off for fixing after work today.

I can hear the guys at the repair shop salivating now. Here comes that boat payment...

In the meantime, I've found the loss of the computer to be rather confusing. Like stepping into the shower with socks on, there's something amiss here; and it's the fact that I was unable to write/post last night.

Until I'm back, please remember me fondly.


the iNDefatigable mjenks said...

Saturday evening, my internet went down...again.

I was without the ability to write up the Sunday post that I had all ready and prepped. So, it'll have to wait until this Sunday, I guess.

Still, I know the pain and misery you must endure. Stay strong, Pearl. We're here for you.

darsden said...

WOW, hope you had everything backed up honey! How's it's looking for a 2nd mortgage for ya... ya know they are going to get you, maybe you should check on a new laptop...might be cheaper. But, I know how lost you must feel that is an extension of you. (when I had to send mine in..and I am not a writer I was still loss by not knowing what was going on in blogland I was about to go crazy and that's before I started farming..LOL) Hope it's not that bad, maybe just a video card is needed or graphics card. fingers crossed :-))

mapstew said...

Ah Pearl, I remember Her well!


Charlotte Ann said...

R.I.P. Pearl. She was a good ole gal and will be missed..er..oh wait....she is ill, not terminal. So sorry. In that case..Get Well soon Pearl!

ellen abbott said...

I know, right? Fridays thru Sundays I'm on dial-up. Almost worse than nothing at all.

Kavi said...

man ! i wish i was there. Just to collect the boat payment !

Hmm. Seems like a deal !


Not The Rockefellers said...

Time to recharge, Pearl....

We'll be here for you!

Peace - Rene

Roshni Mitra Chintalapati said...

sorry to hear that! Hope it gets well soon!

f8hasit said...

I can only imagine.

How did anyone live without computers? or cell phones? or the internet...?

Good luck to you, my friend. I hope the separation will not be long.

OR expensive.

ICKY said...

remember fondling you?!?!?
Ohhh...fondly......never mind.
Come over, use my frankin-puter.
I'll make chicken from a can and powdered milk too !!
Nothings too good for you.

Douglas said...

Do not drown your sorrows in evil drink nor allow worry to permanently furrow your fair brow. But use caution as you pass the other laptops for sale. They will smile and pant and wag their little tails but resist! Be loyal to the old one.

Or drop it like a hot rock for the sexy new one with twice the memory and the (much) faster processor that costs only a few bucks more than the current repair will be.

Gadjo Dilo said...

Pearly, we do remember you fondly, even though you are still with us! You've probably given the guys in the repair shop their favourite problem to fix: stick something inside the laptop - a biscuit, a nickel, whatever... - that replicates the pressure of this dame's* thumb.

* (My knowledge of how Americans speak may be a little out of date. My apologies.)

mrwriteon said...

May it all be well again soon. Bummer.

Green-Eyed Momster said...

I hope that they give you fast repair service for that boat payment. Come back soon!

You'll be missed!


powdergirl said...

I'm with Douglas on this one. Repairs can really bite the wallet.
I'm just going to sit here and wait for you to come back as I fondly reminisce, oh wait, there must be something in the archives I can console myself with!
Anyway, i'll be right here.

fingers said...

Hey...that's how I wash all my socks too...

The Jules said...

Is this blog abandoned?

Can I have it?

Barbara Blundell said...

How can we live without the daily fix ?

Pearl said...

Mwa ha ha ha haaaaaa! I will be 'puter-hopping for the next couple weeks, invading the homes of friends in order to post. It will be more difficult in some ways but I'm thinking that the changes in scenery will be good for my writing.

I was thinking just the other day that I didn't know how much longer I would find things to talk about and here I've been invited into people's homes to write!

Think of the snooping!! :-)

darsden said...

Pearl honey go to wally world and get you one of those 295.00 computers they have a large hard drive and memory.. No cd/rom but least you can stay current and it is like 3 pounds... get you a bucket I will throw some coins in it :-))

Glad you will be around!