Even though the Hubby and I both have our own desktop PC’s we have always found a laptop quite handy. We don’t have tablets for the quick and easy things that you need to do so always have the laptop on hand to check the bank, do a quick Google search or even write a speedy blog post whilst Spud is engrossed in Mickey Mouse just before bed. But we just don’t seem to have any luck with them.
Pre children, pre Blog and pre desktop PC’s we shared a laptop which started our spout of bad luck. It died a rather horrific death when it was knocked out of the Hubby’s hands by our Border Collie when he was coming down the stairs. I have never seen something bounce like it did. Safe to say it was well and truly smashed. Our wall had an almighty dent in it and the laptop casing was covered in paint smears. The Hubby is provided with a house through his job so we have never had to worry about buildings insurance and at that time hadn’t even considered needing contents insurance so we were well and truly without a laptop.
We had been young and naive so after learning that lesson we went on compare the market and found ourselves a good deal on home contents insurance. It was needed. Less than 2 years later I knocked a whole can of coke over the laptop.
Fast forward to last year and our newest laptop was looking a bit sorry for itself. We had already replaced the screen after Spud had yanked it back and broken all the connectors and it was missing a few keys. It may have looked battered but it did its job and was really handy when Spike was breast feeding late in the evenings as a tiny baby and I was pinned to the sofa.
At 6 weeks he was diagnosed with reflux and our laptop curse struck again. The Hubby had found a page and had placed the laptop on the seat next to me so I could read it whilst burping Spike. He had never really been sick with his reflux but he full on projectile vomited all over the laptop. A whole feed seeped through the keyboard and all over my fabric sofa. Lovely.
Now 18 months later our shiny laptop is starting to die. I have no idea why. We have been so careful with it in the hope to break the curse but it would appear the software is turning against us. Perhaps it’s time to give up on laptops and move forward with the times and start using tablets!
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