Sunday, February 7, 2010

It Walks, It Talks...

Well, not really, but y'all already knew that.


See, what had happened was that families, doing what they do, tend to expand with the additions of new little ones. A particular little one, curious and with a mischievous monkey-like climbing abilities, managed to apparently to defeat the eagle eye of his mommy, hump up a set of stairs, and either did a max set of pull-ups on the fancy bed blanket thing or directly onto the bedside hooya where I kept my laptop.

Yup, "kept".

Seems to me that HP make a pretty good laptop, as it was fairly old, and considering who used it (moi), you can bet it was pretty much the definition of used hard and put up wet.

It was not, apparently, drop proof.

I thought it was a cute touch, however, when My Love had placed the laptop back on my bedside thingy (table? dresser?), with the power cable's new jaunty 45 degree angle connection to the laptop, and all but completely recessed into the body of the laptop.

Yeah, it was kaput. Would've cost more to fix it than it was worth, all my pics were duped onto the pc and on disc... so, yeah, it's sitting up on my closet shelf, perhaps waiting for a final use at the range, one of these days...

You might be pleased to know that while I declined to mete out any punishment due to the young age of the offender (under 3), not even researching local and country-wide orphanages, I have started a runing countdown, all for the momma's sake, of course, of when that little booger turns of legal age to be sent away to Marine boot camp.

Internet access has been apparently noticeably sporadic since, but hopefully, not too much longer.

14 comments:

Mark said...

Glad you're back my friend. If you don't the laptop, I'll take it I've got a stack of them I use for parts for various thingies.

And don't be too hard on the child, just trying to improvise adapt and overcome :o)

Old NFO said...

Glad to hear things are 'okay'...:-) 18 years goes by quickly :-) I'm sure there will be OTHER indignities suffered before then.

Bob G. said...

Yo, Sarge:

Didn't they used to have a term for "drop-proof" items in the military?
(ex-cargomasters need not answer)

Okay, so here's the plan, and the tactics are sound:
When you get another system...
GET AN EXTERNAL DRIVE, too!

And for the young'un...you can always dig out those stripes and give him a "run-up"...just be sure to get yourself a nice 4-corner hat to go with it...!

Kinda give him a "taste" of Parris Island...ahead of time.

Welcome back.
Carry on!

Mikael said...

Nice to hear from you again, been quite a while.

Sabra said...

Good to see you! We were all starting to worry. Thank goodness all of mine look upon the laptop as the bringer of music and movies, and so are disinclined to treat it as a plaything.

Hopefully you'll stick around this time...

DW said...

Are you sure the Marines can do anything with him? Well, they've had enough experience, I guess. Good to "hear from yoo" again.

DW

The Loon said...

Glad that you`re back, glad that you have a positive plan for the youngster, and if he has this much ability now then chances are that he is a future Recon Marine-in-the-making.

Snigglefrits said...

Yay! The return of Murphy- something I've been waiting forever on!

Wow though. Cannot believe that youngin is approaching 3 already. Where does the time go?

WV: Likerse- We likers that you're back!

Lawyer said...

Welcome back! My daughters are 10 and 9, but I swear they are outpacing every attempt to kidproof or ruggedize technology.

SpeakerTweaker said...

IT'S ABOUT DAMN TIME, SAR....

eh...

I mean WELCOME BACK!

Glad to hear you're okay and stuff. I was beginning to wonder if bombs had been dropped in TX and no one told me.



tweaker

Crucis said...

I'd bet the old HP hard drive is still OK. You can get an external drive enclosure cheap. Insert the old hard drive and you now have an external (via USB) drive and you can pull all that old "stuff" off, pics and all.

Worth checking out if you didn't have a current backup.

Crucis said...

BTW, good to see ya bloggin' again.

flea said...

Get a Toughbook!

rose ivy said...

if he has this much ability now then chances are that he is a future Recon Marine-in-the-making.


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