Let’s do bullet points, m’kay?
- My computer that died two weeks ago came back to life.
- Sort of.
- Last Sunday it was turned on — don’t ask me why it was on, cuz I have no idea — but the monitor was blank white. I bumped something, maybe the mouse, and it came to life as though it were a perfectly normal, functioning computer.
- It has been working, more or less, all week.
- For a few days the mouse would stop working for no apparent reason*. Right now the mouse is working fine but there is no sound. That sound failure happened right in the middle of a YouTube video of Kevin Smith, aka Silent Bob, talking about how he made a documentary for Prince and how strange Prince was.
- Please consider the implications of that last phrase. Kevin Smith characterizing someone else as strange.
- Okay, right now my keyboard puts in a row of spaces whenever I stop typing for a minute.
- On the happy side, the new Mac Mini arrived earlier this week.
- Younger Son is coming tomorrow to pick up Ser Percival The Energetic and to install the new Mini.
- He can do that install in an hour or two.
- It would take me days. Maybe weeks, to get everything working.
- Monday night is the Paul McCartney concert.
- We had planned to drive to Sioux Falls today and spend the weekend hanging out with Elder Son.
- ES called earlier to week to say he had forgotten that all the residents are going on a retreat this weekend.
- So we will drive out Sunday instead.
- A trip to Sioux Falls means 6 hours of car knitting time each way, plus the actual time in SF.
And now, here is a gratuitous picture of some bunnies we saw at the mechanic’s garage a couple weeks ago.
Have a great weekend!
* Then it worked but wouldn’t scroll, so I had to always click on the scroll bar on the screen. Today its scroll function started working again. The excitement never stops…
Well, welcome back! 8)
My oldest daughter, whenever confronted with some whacky computer behavior, just says “It’s all just voodoo…”
Machines – can’t live without them. Or something like that! Knitting time, on your way to see Sir Paul. Seems like the perfect ending to a weekend! XO