I'm the kind of girl who gets attached to things, or rather, addicted to things. Sometimes, these things have too much control over me. For instance, my computer. Ah, my lovely DELL laptop...it's usually the first thing that I go for in the morning (after the coffee, though I may be rethinking that). This computer is my connection to my friends back home, my source of hours of mindless internet surfing, and is the guardian of a few gigs worth of pictures.
Last night, Justin very carefully broke the news that there was an accident involving coffee and my computer. After a few questions and I'm sure a sigh or two (I honestly can't remember) I hear myself saying, "Don't worry, it's just a thing." All I really care about is whether or not I will be able to retrieve any pictures. Everything else is replaceable. This is not worth getting that upset about.
Upon calling my sister to tell her that we would be unable to Skype video call, she of course asked why. Her reaction? The same as Mindy's..."What ever are you going to do without a computer?" Yeah, I was wondering the same thing. They both live 19 hours away and know just how addicted I am to my computer.
The good news is that my computer seems to be okay. After having 20 hours to dry out, it seems to be just fine. No flickering screen, all the keys work, everything is good. And I have the added benefit of a coffee scented computer!
I will be backing everything up on an external hard drive that my sister has generously donated. Now, just as long as coffee (or wine) doesn't get spilled on that...