Wednesday, July 9, 2008

Update & Helpful Hints

To the glory of God who is so loving and forgiving...I am coming to you from my belovedMacBook! (This is leading me to the helpful hint)


The other night I was finishing up my nightly routine of checking email and updated blogs. I had a cup of water on the nightstand and vividly remember thinking, "I should probably take that cup of water to the bathroom. Oh, I'll do it when I get done". Flash forward and I am putting my computer down on the floor to charge and laid my notebook on top. Turning to get the cup (oh yes, you can envision it now in all its slow motion glory) I hit the cup with my arm and it tumbles to the floor, hitting a pillow, turning over on top of my notebook/computer and finding its resting place on the carpeted floor. UUUUUUGGGGGGHHHHH. Panic is not even the word to describe what I was feeling. I quickly picked it up, ran for a towel and wiped down every inch that even had the slightest splash on it.

My panic slowly turned to anger at myself because I just normally don't do stupid stuff like this. Other than when I was pregnant (I totally had this tripping problem) I am not normally clumsy. Thanks to my loving, and randomly at the time patient husband's advice, I quickly hit every MacBook chat room there was I think. Luckily, I am only one in a thousand people to apparently ever have this "accident" happen.

So what I learned I gladly share with you in the off chance you ever have one of those moment that I never pray you do....
  • If your computer is not off, turn it off immediately!
  • Take out the battery and wipe off any excess water that you see.
  • If needed, blow dry out the water with your blow dryer set on cool (not to state the obvious but when your in this situation, its hard to remember to think logically!)
  • Open your laptop and lay it open with the keyboard down to allow it to dry over night.
  • Put your laptop and battery in a cool, DRY place and allow it to dry for atleast 24hrs (some of the chats said even 2-3 days if the spill was bad)
  • They all stated "DON'T call Apple as they have NO sympathy for liquid spills and will not cover anything under warranty for this."
Luckily, mine started back up after recharging the battery for 12 hrs and no problems so far. Trust me, I know how lucky I am and this puppy will be no where near any liquids from this day forward!

Update on the MV (thanks Jill for the cooler nickname for the 'ol mini....still can't type the entire word!)
I just had to fill it up with its 1st tank of gas. I thought I would let it go to empty to see what kind of gas mileage I was getting. So the 1st tank I got 350 city miles. That's a little over 18mpg! And best news of all...it only cost $67.50 to fill up the tank!!! For those of you that don't know...that is about $15 cheaper than the 'ol Tahoe! Besides the fact that I went longer than 6 days before I had to fill it up again. So that is a bright side of the MV for ya.

Here are a few more pics from the 4th party that is annually held in our neighborhood on the 3rd. Last year we had a firework show that was bigger than the adjoining town to us and the Walton families personal show! Since that show about put all our families in debt, although it was awesome, we decided to scale back this year. We still had an awesome cookout, the kids had fun playing in the water, the ice cream man strategically came at just the right time, and the smell of bug spray filled the air. Oh I love summer!

CHECK OUT THE SKY THAT NIGHT!
WE LOVE US SOME POPSICLES!


THE MEN PLAYED WASHERS BEFORE PUTTING ON THE SHOW FOR US.
EVA PRE-POPSICLE!
EVA POST-POPSICLE! SHE WAS STAINED UNTIL THE NEXT DAY!
GORGEOUS CAMERON!
BABY LILY WAS THERE AND TOTALLY IMPRESSED BY THE FIREWORKS!
ELLIOT REDISCOVERED HER SANDBOX
THE HIT TOY OF THE NIGHT!
SUMMER LOVIN'!
THEY TOLD US THAT NIGHT THAT THEY ARE BOYFRIEND & GIRLFIREND!
ELLIOT'S NEW THING IS TO STICK HER HEAD IN THE WATER. SHE HAS GONE UNDER IN THE POOL THREE TIMES AND ALREADY HOLDS HER BREATH EVERY TIME! SHE MIGHT JUST BE OUR LITTLE FISH.
Hope you all had a wonderful 4th as well! Bring on the birthday now!!!

4 comments:

Photo Alli said...

Ha! You crack me up. I love the way you write. I could just visually see the tumbling cup of water! :( Glad you recovered. :) I totally dig those pics of Eva! So cute!

cat said...

My worse nightmare come true! My mobile had a little swim a couple of years ago - dead as a duck after that.

TONYA said...

3 of my sons mobile phones have gone swimming, we are now on no.4 for this year. Thankfully none of the computers have decided to take up this hobby. I thought my night of losing my blog temporarily was bad enough, if something happened to the computer I think I really would have lost my mind.

Absolutely gorgeous photographs

BoufMom9 said...

Thank God you didn't lose your computer! I can't imagine!!!!

The pictures are just GORGEOUS!!!!