For over a year now, I have been chained to the wall. Specifically to an electrical outlet. My old workhorse, Hilda, the laptop began telling me ages ago that her power source was failing. In true SMB fashion, I comforted her with phrases only a mother can appreciate like, “Shake it off, keep moving, keep breathing.” and “Put on your big girl panties, Hilda, and tough it out!”
Family members will tell you that I can be ridiculously cheap about the silliest of things at times. I like to think that I live by Murphy’s law……or was it Whistler’s mother? …..anyway…”If it ain’t broke, don’t fix it!” And then I take it one step further to, “If it is broke but still works, use it until it’s really DEAD!”
Well, I finally broke down and ordered a new battery for dear Hilda and suddenly it’s Spring time in SMBland. Birds are singing, flowers are blooming, roosters are crowing, goats are bleating. Hey, that’s spring-time in SMBland. We live in the country.
Ladies and gentlemen, we have now reached cruising altitude and are free to move around the cabin. So don’t be surprised if you hear more from me. I can take this sucker just about anywhere now. You never know when the mood will strike to write some amazing bloggy tidbit and Hilda will be right there at my side like a loyal lady in waiting.
LONG LIVE HILDA! BOOYAH!