These are random musings of my life journey, the people, animals, places, and events which have woven, and continue to weave, a tapestry that is me. We all know there is no real destination, only the ongoing experiences which blend together, creating the trail. Each step gives a glimpse of what is to come, without allowing me to see the end result. It is exciting. I have a home base that is mine, that gives me a place to rest. This is it. This is where my heart is, no matter where I journey...................

Tuesday, March 04, 2008

I'm a-Smokin'!!

A very quick note:

OMG! I was working on the laptop and the power cord began smoking!! No, I wasn't working that hard!! It just started burning! I quickly unplugged it and got on the phone with Apple. While I waited about ten minutes for assistance, I transfered all the essential files for work to the desktop. Apple is sending a new cord, but it will take 2-3 days to get here, so I'm tied to the desk for a short period.

I'm glad I have the desktop. I'm thinking of a few people I know who have only laptops. What would they do while waiting for a replacement cord to come in??? I'm having withdrawal, DTs if you will, just thinking about it!! LOL!!

Later, y'all!!


  1. eeek. I only work on a laptop and I am glad that nothing has happened-especially since I have 8 things attached to random USB ports.

    I am getting a new laptop through work, so I won't have to tax this one so much.

  2. You know, I owned an Apple laptop several years ago and I had a faulty cord back then as well!! hmm....

  3. p.s. I love the new look here, Lyn!

  4. Ok, so this has me worried. I would be in a lot of trouble if my laptop decided to take a break. you mind sharing what you were working on? Was it a steamy email??? :)

  5. I love my desktop and hate my laptop!

  6. OH*WOW!!! That is a scary thing!!!

  7. I would go into severe withdrawal. I can't have a desktop in my RV. That is to scary.

  8. Beans, it actually wasn't "overwork", but a cord that I'd tripped over several times and some wires in it broke, I think. I'm bad bout leaving the power cord in the way. Guess I'd better shape up!

    Catherine, I don't think it was a faulty cord, but a faulty operator!! See above. LOL!!

    Thanks on the new look. I like it, too!

    Caroline, since you live in a city, you can go to Best Buy or Circuit City and get replacements without losing much down time. I had to laugh at the guy who was helping me on the phone. I waited several minutes while he looked (I didn't know what he was doing) then said they would ship it overnight to me because I wasn't close enough to an Apple store to do the exchange as a walk-in!! I could have saved us both time if I'd known what he was doing!!

    "Steamy email"?? I WISH!!!!!

    Jen, I hadn't moved tht fast in quite a while! LOL!

    Patti, I'm OK with either, but I love being able to be anywhere in the house or on the deck with the laptop. Within a few weeks, I will be posting from the deck on a regular basis while I enjoy the scenery!! :D

    Daisy, YEAH!!! I was afraid of losing the computer or starting a fire!!

  9. Pepper, I hear you on that! I'm getting ready for a short road trip, and not having the laptop would be totally unacceptable!!!!

  10. My goodness, you're such a show off!!! You just want us to THINK you're not working that hard! Who are you trying to impress, my friend? Sheesh!!! :-)

    I guess that's the equivilant of the hard drive in your desktop kicking the bucket, huh? Not that I know ANYTHING about that (last year)...I'm just sayin!! :-)

  11. Dawn, ME??? :D

    Well, it's not really the equivalent of a crashed hard drive, but it's as bad in some ways. If you can't recharge the battery of the laptop, ya got nuttin'!! Much like a car with no gas and being in the desert with no pump to refill!


If you have something to say about it, just stick out your thumb, and I'll slow down so you can hop aboard! But hang on, 'cause I'm movin' on down the road!!! No time to waste!!!