So we’ve got this laptop.
We all love it. I blog on it. Ben plays games on it. Jane watches YouTube clips on it.
And Owen uses it. For what, I try not to think about.
But the point is, it is much beloved.
A couple of months ago, it started acting weird. It couldn’t always find the internet connection. Then one day, the capacity for wirelessness was gone. The computer refused to recognize it. We were grounded.
It’s not under warranty anymore. And with all the expenses of Christmas coming up (having 3 trees ain’t cheap), the thought of having some laptop pirate take it in and charge an exorbitant repair fee was too much to bear.
Oh sure, we could still use it. But we had to be stationary. Owen hooked up a cord to the modem. It could reach, just barely, to one corner of the couch.
The kids got incredibly good at “jumping the cord”. They would be running through the living room, and not even hesitate, just make a perfect jump over it.
(If my children become Olympic hurdlers, you know who to give the credit to.)
But then, lo, a miracle was bestowed upon us.
The computer slowed down. Flashed some cryptic messages.
And the wireless was working again.
Thank you god/Santa/Bill Gates. It’s a festivus miracle!
(Now, on to the Festivus Feats of Strength, and the Airing of Grievances. I’ll keep you posted.)
(PLEASE NOTE: I have no rights to the festivus card. Found it on another site, which didn’t have any rights to it, either.)