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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.