Gift Horse


So as I said yesterday, my laptop went partially kaput earlier this week.  The keyboard couldn’t be replaced.  So I bought a new laptop.  After discovering that the keyboard couldn’t be replaced (easily anyway), I cleaned out the dust and such (since it was open), put it back together, and turned it on in order to pull some stuff off it.  Then I just left it on, hanging out on my desk behind the work laptop I’ve been using all week.

This morning I happened to pull it forward to enter some stuff…and it was working.

:tests more stuff:

Laptop goes la la la, nothing to see here!

:stares at laptop suspiciously:

My only conclusion is that POSSIBLY while I had it cracked open yesterday, the last of the moisture dried out.

Susan hypothesizes that this is the Universe saving me from something catastrophic.

So the new laptop arrives tomorrow.  I’ve decided to go ahead and keep it.  I’ll use the old laptop for a few days to make SURE it’s working working, and then I’ll sell it while I can still get something for it and recoup some of the cost of the upgrade.

Not gonna look a gift horse in the mouth.

Kait Nolan

Kait Nolan is stuck in an office all day, sometimes juggling all three of her jobs at once with the skill of a trained bear—sometimes with a similar temperament. After hours, she uses her powers for good, creating escapist fiction. This Mississippi native has something for everyone, from short and sweet to Southern contemporary romance to action-packed paranormal—all featuring heroes you’d want to sweep you off your feet and rescue you from work-day drudgery. When not working or writing, Kait’s hanging out in her kitchen cooking and wishing life were a Broadway musical.

One thought on “Gift Horse”

  1. Andrew Toynbee - March 18, 2013 10:49 am

    I had a similar problem and ended up with two netbooks. Now, I should be using the old one until it finally falls to pieces but guess what – I am busy using the new one whilst the old, perfectly healthy (it seems) unit languishes. Why, oh why, oh why do we do these things???


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