My Husband (actually, more of a geek-wrangler than a certified geek) just saved us from - gasp - the Budget-Blowing Expense of a New MacBook Pro! Mostly by playing Betty Crocker with our motherboard last night. The one from the computer that I took out while attempting the nightly smite-the-cat session. (Cat 1, computer 0). Truthfully, the smote computer died from multiple causes - 2.5 inches of tightly packed dust in the fan vent, one gravity surge (cough) taking it from the couch to the floor, and cracked solder weakening connections All Over the Place.
So, he Googled something (don't know What - dead motherboard? ten fixes for wife-induced laptop woe?) and found that our motherboard is known to act up a Lot. And, that in fact, baking it at 350 for 10 minutes as it is suspended above a foiled cookie sheet on Little Foil Balls softens up that solder and helps it do it's job. Since we were about to start using it for a door-stop anyway, he cooked it.
And I am using it Right Now. (do I have to say that backing up everything on-line weekly Just in Case is really, really smart....)
So, yeah. If you love a geek, make it legal. If it's currently, for some dumb-ass despotic reason Not legal for you to marry your geek, move someplace you can. Then go back to where you used to live and recruit people to get them dumb-ass despotic laws changed (wow. sounds so easy on paper....)
On to the progress report - hey, there is some!
ROW 80 - 30 minutes on Tuesday of WIP related background work, which dovetailed with the Heritage Writers group monthly meeting prep work. Which actually will happen next week (See what happens when I don't have a computer!) I'm the last person to teach anything about writing, but we're working with some great world-building materials, when I'm more alert I'll post the source - great stuff even if your WIP is not sci-fi or fantasy. Today I am pegging away at my beta-comments for Claudia Lefeve - this was massively derailed by losing the comments I'd already written when the computer died. Not sure why I couldn't recover them :-(. Anyway, I'm always surprised how much I learn by beta-reading, and it's an honor to be involved in the process. So the WIP might get 30 today.
A.M. (The Artistic Mother) Finally finished de-uglifiying Most of my backgrounds and can move on to stamping the borders and finishing the layout. Today is tricky because my hubby is gone all day long, so I need to position the kids in their happy places to make this Happen. I put some good time in on Monday (the timer really helps) so little by little, I will get there.
Exercise. Sorry, the mountain bike ride Sunday was the last of it. For the rest of the week, running around like a chicken Sans cranium will have to suffice ;-)
Ok, well, gotta wake them kids!
Have a lovely week! Click the ROW 80 badge at left to find some writing buddies to read :-)
And, as always, thanks for coming by :-)