We had a power outage the other day. The electricity didn't just go off; before it totally went bye-bye, it blinked about ten times, which, as we all know, is hard on certain electrical things. The electric smoke alarm beeped like crazy, and something else was beeping each time the power flashed on, something from the room where my computer used to live. I say "used to live" because it no longer lives. It might make a good doorstop at this point. That particular beeping was my computer gasping its last breath.
This is the second time in three months that the hard drive in that computer has failed. The first time, Dell replaced it. This time, it was two weeks past the warranty. So my one-year-old computer is a total loss.
I've already ordered another computer, a laptop this time. I also ordered a three-year service plan that covers it no matter what happens to it. The thing is, right now we have the finances to purchase a new computer every year, but this won't always be true. So I'm trying to prepare for the worst.
I wasn't going to do any blogging until the new computer shows up. It's just so awkward to one-finger type on the IPad. However, I happened to recall the bluetooth keyboard that was tucked away in a drawer. So here I am, checking in, with a keyboard connected to the IPad.
It's bitter cold here with single digit temperatures. Today the wind isn't blowing, so it isn't that bad, as long as I'm bundled up. But yesterday it was six degrees and the wind was fierce! It was so bad that the three calves didn't even come out of their stall until the cow was actually right there in front of them. If it hadn't been so cold, I would have taken a picture of their three faces looking out their door, bawling piteously.
Baby's daddy doesn't work this week, so we will beg him to bring her over for a visit one day. We haven't seen her for two weeks, and we are having withdrawal symptoms.