Meet Pretty! He's my shiny new laptop. I will admit, he wasn't a 'planned' addition to the family. My other laptop died today. One minute I was typing away on chapter 6 of His Client (finished chapter 5 last night - go me!), and the next...nothing. Seriously. Just died in mid-sentence. Went completely black. No power, no blue-screen-of-death. Nothing. Hubby thinks something 'blew' in it (yeah, he's an IT guy and he used that oh, so technical term). No amout of removing the battery, unplugging, re-plugging, praying and threatening worked to revive the old laptop. Needless to say, within an hour, we were leaving to go to the store to get a new one. No way in hell could I survive without one, especially since we're on vacation in Florida visiting the in-laws and I had planned to get a lot of writing done. Well, I could have survived, but I'd have driven hubby nuts. He's such a good hubby - he just nodded and drove me to the store. He knew he wouldn't get a moment of peace until I was happy again. LOL.
Good thing I did a backup before I left for vacation, and I email my working manuscript to myself every night. So all I lost was the couple of pages I had written this afternoon. And I might get those back when I get home - hubby thinks the hard drive is OK, so he should be able to pull it out of the old laptop and transfer all the files to the new laptop.
So now after today's drama, I have Pretty. And he is really pretty and shiny, and he likes to be petted. I even got him a new pink wireless mouse. :)
Speaking of my vacation, I spotted a gator yesterday evening as hubby and I were taking a tour about the island in the inlaws golf cart. The inlaws live on a little island that's just a big golf course and houses. Very nice and peaceful, but seriously, in the middle of f-ing nowhere. Takes 10 minutes to get to the gas station. And the wi-fi access bites. So slow it's painful. But on the upside, I'm writing more than playing on the internet since the internet is so slow.
That's the gator's head. He wasn't as far away as he looks, but the iphone camera doesn't have a zoom feature.
I hope everyone has a wonderful weekend, and for those in the US, I hope you have a great holiday weekend!