Monday, August 23, 2010

Hear Me Roar

Several weeks ago, my laptop keyboard started acting up. The enter key and the right shift key both stopped responding regularly. Here and there they would respond, until one day, the enter key completely stopped working and a few days later so did the shift key. It's very hard  to write anything without those two keys. The shift key on the left side still worked so I retrained myself to use that key. My husband told me to use control-m to mimic the enter key and that worked for a few days until they quit on me. Needless to say, I was frustrated.

We decided to order a new keyboard in hopes it would solve the problem. Fortunately, the new keyboard was only $29. While I waited for the keyboard, my husband brought home a desktop keyboard that I plugged into my laptop. Yep, that keyboard sat on top of my laptop so I could still access the mouse. Not the most convenient way to write which is why I haven't blogged for almost two weeks--did you miss me?

This morning, my new BFF, the FedEx guy, delivered my new keyboard. Of course, my computer-genius husband left for Singapore on Saturday so I had a new keyboard, but no way to install it. Until I decided to do it myself.

That's right, I installed the new keyboard myself. And, it works. I've written this blog with the new keyboard.

Last week, I discovered that the upper spray arm on my dishwasher wasn't rotating, evidenced by the food particles left on the dishes in the upper rack. I decided to take it apart and see if I could fix it. And, guess what? I did. Yep, the spray arm is still working a week later.

So, listen up. I am woman--hear me roar!


Valerie Ipson said...


Lisa @ Pulsipher Page said...

Very impressive! I've missed you. How have you been?

Rebecca Talley said...

Thanks for missing me. I've been crazy busy. This summer just flew by way too fast. You?

kbrebes said...

You are VERY courageous. I'm glad you succeeded! Well done!

Rebecca Talley said...

Thank you.