Just This Side Of Disaster!

On Saturday, while trying to find owners of lost dogs, bake endless batches of zucchini bread and put together a homemade spaghetti sauce, I was confronted with an urgent problem.

Hubby was on the phone calling the Police about the lost dog, when he bumped his wine glass. As if in slow motion, I watched it fall, spilling the contents of his glass right onto the top of his laptop computer!

I ran around the breakfast bar and grabbed the laptop turning it immediately upside down, pulling out the cord, and pressing the power button, in what seemed like one motion! I stood there holding the laptop in this odd manner until I could decide what to do with it.

I propped the machine upside down and used a pot to balance it on so the keyboard stayed parallel to the counter top while it either dried or died.

It was dry in the house, and cool as well. We left the laptop like that for several hours before Hubby turned it on. Presto! It worked just fine. Apparently Dell computers like a little red wine now and then. Who knew?

The only long term casualty was Hubby’s cordless mouse. When I grabbed the machine to save it from being soaked by the wine, I damaged the receiver. More like ripped that little sucker out of the machine and tore it almost in half!

So today Hubby and I drove down to Wal-Mart to pick up a new mouse for him. He got exactly the same mouse that he had before as he really liked it.

We also bought 2 lobsters for dinner as the local Market is having a big sale this week.

Aug 2

So one big disaster was averted, even though another smaller one happened. I look at itย  this way,ย  I would rather spend twenty dollars on a new mouse, than a thousand on a new computer!

9 thoughts on “Just This Side Of Disaster!”

  1. Glad it wasn’t any worse than the $20 mouse replacement.
    Lobster looks good! Great price too! Love YOU, Mel

  2. Good for you Maribeth! You are one quick lady! Glad the laptop was ok.
    I wish I could come over for dinner and taste those lobsters. ๐Ÿ™‚

  3. lol phew! I was in Market Basket yesterday when they advertised $3.99 steamers and lobsters…I ALMOST bought some, but good thing I didn’t since Dave ended up not coming over for dinner (tired from fishing all day with his son).

  4. AMEN to that! Goodness! You really were lucky… Dell laptops don’t like COFFEE at all… I knOw that! I can not even BELIEVE lobster goes for $3.99/lb! That is simply UNFATHOMABLE in my neck o’da woods!

  5. Wow what quick and good reaction you had with the computer ! Probably it will work better now, a glass of red wine is good for the health, lol ! I first thought you lobster was the new mouse, as they do mice now in all kind of shapes, Mr. G. has a “Porsche” !

  6. Hehehe Cheers then! I think we will keep my acer away from the wine, and frankly after lots of fun at OsloBG I am staying away from the wine myself!! Could go for some lobster though! Looks yummy!

  7. OMG, you have been really lucky here.
    I drowned two of my cell phones in my hot tube once. ๐Ÿ˜‰ But it was unbelievable how quick I can be if I need to. I got them out of the water, put them into their pieces and on top of the oven and both have been fine at the end.

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