Today, I’m grateful for my back up laptop.
I had to write a grateful post on my laptop, because I hate it so much. And I need to take time to be grateful for it, because I could have no laptop. And that would be really awful.
And because, I’m being so spoiled by complaining about it. So maybe saying I’m grateful for this creaking (yeah, they creak when they get old enough) hunk of junk will somehow counter my spoiled rantings…
We bought this laptop in 2006, right after we were married. In late 2011 it crashed, and we shrugged our shoulders and bought a newer version. It was about time right? We’re so rough on computers, I hardly know what a realistic lifespan for a laptop is these days.
And then, this summer, I decided to multi-task and do a little blogging by the kiddie pool in our yard while Emma played. I thought it was harmless enough. There were barely 6 inches of water in the pool, and I was sitting at least 4 or 5 feet away.
But she threw her ball out of the pool and wanted it back. So instead of letting her roam the nasty yard (apartment living, it’s lovely) barefoot, I went to pick it up for her. I turned my back for approximately 6.2 seconds, and when I returned, she was holding a trickling garden hose over the laptop, which was sitting in a puddle.
I didn’t even panic. I knew it was a gonner before I even dried it out and tried to power it back on.
I moved through the stages of grief swiftly and pulled out the old laptop. We un-installed and re-installed the operating system and she roared (creaked) back to life.
Nope, it doesn’t hold a battery charge anymore. So, yes, I’ve lost many projects that don’t auto-save when a certain two year old bounds onto my lap, unplugging the laptop as she goes.
The screen flickers like a strobe light when it goes into battery-save mode (ironic), so I’m at risk of a seizure anytime I let it idle for longer than 5 minutes.
And it’s wi-fi reception is super low, so my husband and I can’t both be on the internet at the same time… which has been so pleasant.
But THANK GOODNESS I have it, right?!?! Imagine if I had nothing at all…
I wouldn’t be able to complain to you :)
So let’s talk pie, shall we?
I know this should have gone up before Thanksgiving, and that I’m too late to participate in Tidy’s Mom’s Love the Pie and Crazy For Crust’s Two Weeks of Pie, but it’s posted now, regardless :) Hope you like it!
The butterscotch makes it out of the ordinary enough that it’s special, the the flavor is classic enough for it to still be your favorite pecan pie!
Recipe from: Martha Stewart