Saturday, December 21, 2013

into the dark

My computers have a history of crapping out around Christmastime. Subversively singular entities, they just know, deep in their hardware, that the best time to strike back against the human intruders is when all repair shops are closed for days at a time.

My current laptop has not yet crapped out entirely, but it is definitely considering the possibilities and rubbing its digital hands together in glee. The A/C plug seems to have loosened or something, so that the connection to electrical sources is tenuous, at best. And with my battery being highly unreliable (it can last 5 hours or it can last 5 minutes, you never know which), I like to keep it plugged in whenever possible. Lately, I pretty much have to press the plug in place with one hand, while pecking away at the keyboard with the other. 

However, with the Offspring now safely at home for Christmas (after a harrowing snowstorm run to the airport), screen time will mostly be replaced with face time anyway. And with board game time, and cooking up a storm in the kitchen time, and cookie scarfing time.

As we head into the depths of the longest night of the year, I wish you all warmth and comfort and tranquility. And a rapid return to the light.

5 comments:

Eugene Knapik said...

We've been on a freezing rain warning since last night and so far it hasn't materialized.....it's it's very possible that we're going to have an ice storm tonight. We don't care though....there's a pup in the house.

Barbara Bruederlin said...

Stay safe and warm, Eugene, and enjoy the puppy breath!

metalheadfairy said...

Merry Christmas Barbara! Maybe it's the laptop's way of saying go hang out with the people that really matter in your life. Hope you have fun =)

John Mutford said...

Enjoy the Christmas, with or without your computer!

Barbara Bruederlin said...

My laptop is very wise when it wants to be, Metalheadfairy. Time to break out the board games! Enjoy your break as well.

It is being enjoyed to the fullest, John. Hopefully yours is as well.