I’ve been without the internet connection for a few days now. Its been fine, my husband and children didn’t do as well. Its one of those left over things from our time away with my mother-in-law’s funeral. I had cancelled service with Bell and then meant to connect with Rogers once more, but forgot and so Monday when I found ourselves without internet I realized my omission.
So, some humour.
Today I finally had internet so I jumped back on the computer for the first time in 4 days. Only to discover that my children had spilled chocolate milk on the keyboard. No worries! I bought one of those spill resistant keyboards. I grabbed the letter opener and popped off all the keys. Being that we have the fancy schmancy keyboard…
I was sitting at the table with all of the little keys when the mother of my ‘after-school child’ came to pick her up. She and I sat there and guessed at the keyboard. We plugged it back in when we thought we had the letters right. We were in fact right! Then we used a sharp pencil and a simple program to type letters and figure out the rest. The only ones I don’t think I have right are the PrtScn/SysRq; ScrLk; and Pause/Break buttons. But since I don’t use them, don’t have a clue how to use them… I’m okay with this.
But a word to the more wise than I: TAKE a picture of your keyboard BEFORE you pop off all the keys.
Otherwise you’ll be sitting there typing out imaginary words to yourself to try and remember the keyboard layout.
One last tip: When knitting the front of a cardigan after knitting the back, it is worthwhile counting how many rows of ribbing you did in the back BEFORE you knit 4 extra rows on both of the fronts of the cardigan. Because when you are knitting both fronts at the same time, Tinking becomes a nightmare. Especially if your pets think it grand of you to provide them with entertainment.