The good news is that our house did not burn down. The bad news is that leaving your cranky old laptop on your bed all day is really, really stupid. J. came home Friday afternoon to find it billowing smoke on top of one hot duvet cover.
On the plus side, now I have a fancy new laptop that will probably be amazing once I get everything set up. I'm a technical moron and this is not my idea of fun. It appears we may have to buy a new wireless router, since I wrote the security key down on a post-it and now we can't find it. This is actually very out of character for me, but the combination of motherhood and a professional job with lots of overtime has done a serious number on my normal organizational ninja skills.
The keyboard is also loaded with hot keys that I keep triggering like little minefields, so suddenly the screen will zoom in to 400% or change all the font to Pirate-speak and I don't know how it happened and therefore how to put it back. Right now the font is so big I feel like I'm reading something for the legally blind.
This is why I'm on blogger, not wordpress or some other platform that requires any coding ability at all. I had enough trouble figuring out how to make a button (I still can't copy them properly from other people either - and yes, I know you have to re-type the smart quotes, whatever the hell they are. Doesn't make a difference.).
I'm just glad we're all safe (including the cats) and our house that we worked so hard for is safe too, along with all the memories it contains. I'll leave you with my public service announcement for the day: Don't leave your laptop on or near anything flammable!