Sunday, December 2, 2012

Laptop Teepee

This is what google told me to do if your laptop gets wet.

OMG! It seems Charlie is determined to destroy my beloved MacBook. After an incredibly craptacular week* I sat down with a big glass of fresh coconut water and Charlie knocked the whole thing over my laptop. To say I had a Massive Mummy Meltdown is putting it nicely. I eventually calmed down but spent the rest of the day on the verge of tears with a face that felt like it was being dragged down by lead balloons, could not crack a smile.

The good news is...

Holy shit - I'm writing this on my iPad in the dark sitting up in bed and a white tip spider just crawled over my screen. I only saw it while it was back lit on the screen. I scrambled for my phone so I could turn the torch on. Charlie is asleep next to me. I found my phone and the spider was crawling across the pillow towards my foot** there is nothing but soft backed kids books next to the bed to squash it with. That will have to do, I don't know how many times I squashed it between Dora The Explorer Goes To Play Park and the pillow before it was just about on Charlie. I suppose that's when mothers instinct stops you messing about and you squash it with your hand, enough to make it stop it for a second at least, geez that spider was tough.

It's dead now, I can go on telling you the good news...

The good news is... my laptop seems to be working fine, if a little sticky. When I go to the city this week I will take it in for a long overdue service - its first one...

I'm so not ready to head to Perth to have this baby!

Hope you've had an infinitely better week than we have


Following is mostly whinging, only read on if you want to feel better about the week you had. Though I suppose this could all be considered first world problems, I'm not starving to death.

* Ian off sick with Gastro all week and by Saturday being worse not better - me out with the gastro on Thursday and Friday - Charlie spewing in the bed on Friday night and all the extra washing that entails on top of all the washing I hadn't done since we got back from Perth last weekend - missing Ian's office Christmas party - missing the chance to say goodbye at our last playgroup - the house being a mess - Sickness and tiredness wasting my last week at home before moving to Perth for Christmas and New year and to wait for baby. Arghhh!! Talk about overwhelm!

**iPad is on pillow at head of bead, I'm sitting cross legged facing back towards the pillow.

My two sick boys

At least someone was happy having us home in bed all week, cats that just want to be close and snuggle!


  1. Oh no, nothing worse than the whole family being sick! Thank goodness it's Summer so everything will dry quickly once you get to washing the big pile of it. All the best for the birth and hopefully you have a lovely time in Perth over the festive season x

    ps. bloody spiders!

  2. eeeeek not the computer! I hope it drys out for you to use again. And dont even get me started on those white tipped spiders ... heres another tip shake your bathroom towel well before use. Thats where I always seem to find them right before I go to wipe them onto my wet naked skin!