Remember when I talked about superstitions last week and I mentioned that my left palm was itching (which is supposedly a sign that money will be leaving), but scratching it can negate that fate.
And I was scratching mightily.
On Saturday, we took the kids down to the Oktoberfest at Buddy's school. They both had a great time, played loads of games and got some fun prizes. Then we decided to return home.
When I got in the house, I opened up my laptop to check my email.
I think I need to backtrack a bit here: Over the summer, my computer had started looking really psychedelic sometimes. I did some research and discovered that something within the screen portion was going bad and it could be fixed. But, I didn't want to deal with it right away, so I would open the laptop and kind of jiggle the screen until it looked right.
And that's what I did on Saturday, but then I heard a pop. Suddenly, my whole screen was all blotchy. I couldn't see anything.
I decided to take it to Best Buy to see if it could be fixed. Turns out I cracked the LCD, and a replacement cost almost as much as a new laptop.
I asked if there was a way I could retrieve information off the hard drive. I had loads of pictures on there - Sissy at birth, etc. And I wanted all my documents, too. The Geek Squad said they could retrieve the info and put it on a DVD for me.
While they started work on that, I went shopping for a new laptop. I found a nice HP for a reasonable price.
I checked out of Best Buy and came home to upload all my other programs that were on my old laptop and start the process of locating all my blogs to bookmark again.
I didn't realize it until much later in the evening, but I lost all my contacts from my regular email address. That's a bummer, but I'm sure I'll get it all re-entered. Of course, I still have access to my gmail account and didn't lose anything there.
The cool thing about this new laptop is that it has a built in webcam! Imagine the fun we're going to have with that! I can start humiliating myself with the webcam! Why have just stationary cleavage when I can bring on the jiggling cleavage?
I had a little fun with the webcam earlier and when Sissy saw it, she was smitten (with viewing herself. LOL). She kept asking me to open the Mommy and Sissy. Like it was some sort of show or something.
While it has been a pain in the ass to have to gather up all the pertinent information, I'm kinda digging the new system.
Wanna hear the biggest "Now THAT'S Irony!" in the history of mankind? When I got home from Best Buy, I stopped by the mailbox on my way up the driveway. In the mail was a bill from Best Buy and I would have had the card paid off this month! LOL.
Oh well, they were offering 18 months same as cash right now, and I will have this paid off long before that, but STILL. Arrrggh!
All I know is the payments are much less painful than having no laptop and going through computer withdrawal.
I don't know what I would do if I couldn't get my good updates from all my blog buddies every day.
Perhaps I'll even start taking requests from the peanut gallery for webcam shenanigans. Wouldn't that be a hoot?