That is not a typo. I did not a word.
15 minutes two hours ago the DC jack became separated from the motherboard inside my trusty old brick of a laptop.
I’m not saying I shouldn’t have seen it coming. Every now and again the little power light would flicker at me in warning. I guess I just didn’t recognize the signs. Today, though, it seems they made their estrangement official as they no longer seem to be communicating at all.
I probably should have stopped referring to their collaboration as a “trusty old brick” a long time ago. Some things sound too much like prophecy in hindsight.
Fortunately, I still have an old tablet I can use to harass you. It’s not the same, though. Using it to blog feels clumsy and weird, like a first kiss. I
fear this may know this will be a blow to my prolificacy.
I know this is hard to hear, but chin up! In time there will be another laptop, and we’ll look back at this and laugh. You’ll see.
Update: Yeah, the tablet is NOT going to be a viable alternative. This should explain why you didn’t see this post when I wrote it. I ended up borrowing my neighbor’s laptop so no one will think I fell off the planet. I do, however, need to fix it for them. I don’t think I’ve ever seen so many toolbars…