Saturday, July 24, 2010

FREE TO MOVE AROUND THE CABIN

VOSTRO1000 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!

21 comments:

Snappy Di said...

YAY.. does this mean you are back in bloggyland more often? Hope so, and thanks for stopping by to see me and the warm thoughts when my pup passed.

Di
Good to see you here!!

manker said...

woo hoo.. free at last free at last.. now you can do a happy dance.. literally and figuratively!!!!

gp

Linda said...

OK now, don't drop it.

Reader Wil said...

Hi! I am glad to see you again! Your computer is also a DELL. It looks like mine. I hope it works well now!

Brian Miller said...

i think you should throw a sword into the field and yell freedom! it gotta feel good...

only a movie said...

Yay. She's all set now. :-)

Marguerite said...

Good for you! I've been on a short leash for a while, too. If mine is off the outlet, it only lasts about 10 minutes, before the battery gives out. Thanks for the inspiration!

tulpen said...

Ok. Hilda is like my FAVORITE old lady name ever. I took care of two Hildas in Vermont. One of them I considered a kindred spirit and dear friend.... I tossed that name around when we were pregnant with a girl, but hubby strongly vetoed it. Sigh.

Anyhoo. Glad to hear the old girl is road worthy...

Yay Hilda!!!

(Now I totally want to blog about my old lady friend... she was the best...)

midlifeslices said...

Good the know the old gal has new life.....and the laptop is good too. :) I need a new battery but every time I check the prices I decide I can stay plugged in for a while longer. Ugh.....I should just do it!!

Jules said...

Can you get one of those batteries for a skinny, middle aged white woman? I sure could use one.

Glad you have your freedom back :)

blueviolet said...

She's on the move and I like it!

kel said...

my laptop has no battery power at all.. I am constantly plugged in and it suuuuuucks!

Arkansas Patti said...

Free at last, free at last. Congrats big time.
Now some smart alec needs to discover how to do that wonder for humans.

Tony Letts said...

bring it on! Can't wait for the blogs to flow

Warm Coco said...

Oh. OKAY.
I didn't know what you were talking about on FB! LOL
Now I know!

Heather said...

I live by that motto too! Work it till it dies!

Love the new look of your blog! Hope to hear more from ya, now that you have been unplugged.

JeanMac said...

Terrific! BTW, like your picture.

tera said...

Too funny! I had to buy a new battery for my laptop and it wasn't even a year old. Ran great after that, but then I actually wore the keypad out! Replaced it. Replaced my power cord.... So, I hear ya! :)

injaynesworld said...

Hey -- you're ready to rock 'n' roll. I'm afraid I'll have to win a laptop. Such is not in the budget in the foreseeable future.

Looking forward to seeing what adventures you two get yourselves into.

Midlife Jobhunter said...

Aren't batteries great! Ha!

Love the title of this piece.

ain't for city gals said...

I came over from Oz Girl...We just hooked up to our new wireless router...who knew??? FUN...I'm going to take your suggestion and read Lone Survivor...always looking for a good book...