Friday, May 4, 2007

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Lucy,
you are so clever. When should I pick you up for your reward? Yes, the above message was an illustration of what your computer keyboard will do if water is spilled on it. I think the writing backwards was the funniest part. Last night I had noticed a little puddle of water next to my keyboard. I didn't think too much about it because Sweet Terror has been really into spilling water lately. Monster Man likes to pour himself drinks of water (all the way to the top of the cup), take a few sips, and then leave the cups in the middle of the kitchen floor, which provides Sweet Terror with ample ammo. Well, this morning when I went to blog about the messes my kids have been making while I've been stacking wood (will it ever end?) I was only able to produce what you see above. I lifted my keyboard to examine it and found a big puddle of water sitting under it. As I tipped it to look under it a bunch of water fell on my lap. I let it dry out (my keyboard and my lap), hoping for the best. It evidently works better with the water in it because once dry it ceased to function at all. Luckly DSSH had a decoy, I mean spare keyboard handy that I was able to steal, I mean borrow =) My DSSH is so smart. He uses a laptop but he bought an extra keyboard to use in front of the laptop so that when kids bang on it or spill things on it they only ruin a $15 keyboard and not a $1500 laptop.


Now all the kids are napping (I bribed them with a trip to the Children's Museum) so I am going to seize this opportunity to clean like the dickens so i can come home to a clean house tonight. After the museum I am off to Home Depot to by yard bags to fill with the GINORMOUS pile of sawdust that was under all the wood. Unless of course you can all come up with some interesting ways for me to use all this sawdust... (I've already thought of compost and mulch, so you'll have to think harder than that).


The past three days have been so crazy that I found great solace in the ranting blog of The Momma Chronicles. Especially this list she made.

9 comments:

Lucy van Pelt said...

Oh, dear! Which sweet terror poured the water? That's really not a good thing.

My Ice Cream Diary said...

Lucy is the winner of an ice cream date with ME. Where do you want to go for our lovely scoops of coldness?

Becky said...

I thought of you the other day, because Baskin n' Robbins was having $.33 ice cream cones. Remember all the trips to get ice cream in your hubby's Miata-what a blast......

An Ordinary Mom said...

Aw shucks, I just settled into the computer to check my Bloglines. I discovered your new post and I was all ready to come over here to comment on your water logged keyboard issues thanks to Sweet Terror only to find that the OTHER Lucy beat me to the punch line. What happens if another Lucy crashes your party :) ?!? Just kidding, I won't intrude ... unless you want more company!

I once went to a restaurant where sawdust on the floor added to the ambiance and it made the floor less slippery when little kids spilled water. It also hides crumbs ... but then it would get tracked all over your house!

An Ordinary Mom said...

Maybe I win a bite of ice cream because I can guess that Sweet Terror is the 2 1/2 year old daughter :) !!

My Ice Cream Diary said...

WHAT???? You mean they had ice cream cones for only 33 cents??? Why wasn't this broadcast on world news last night? Why did no one tell me? I would have driven all the way down to your place just to get one, Becky =)

AOM, you are welcome to come with us for ice cream. The more the merrier! Heck, we should make it a full blown ice cream night get together. Anyone else wanna come?

An Ordinary Mom said...

Actually, it was a nation wide event for $.31 - you could have saved two cents more!

Tracey said...

I just perused your blog and it is SO diverse! Love it. Thanks for stopping by, and GOOD LUCK with that firewood. :)

Lucy van Pelt said...

I think everyone should get together for ice cream. Truly, the more the merrier! Save a little of that sawdust for fire starters. It's great mixed with a little parafin in an egg carton. I'll gladly take a scoop or two off your hands.