we are nothing if not productive
Not for the faint of heart.
My laptop clasp has been wonky for a while. To open my iBook I was shifting the top a little to the right each time...and that's how the hinge that holds the screen broke.
Following very precise instructions on K's computer (which included this one: breathe deeply, this next part can be very difficult), I read while he disassembled.
It was a true test of his patience. Dozens of minute screws.
Nearly everything must be removed from inside the case to get to the hinge - which he did, slowly and carefully.
The $50 part is on it's way and then he will repeat the process to replace it for me.
We'll chalk it up to yet another summer project.
THEN we drove to L's house.
L mentioned that he had the EXACT roof rack I had been pricing ($400) for the top of my car sitting unusable in his garage.
He and K installed it with ease.
I am tickled.
Then we drove to K's mom's house where K installed her air conditioner. Just a window unit, mind you, not central air - though I have no doubt that he could have installed central air...
Feeling chuffed (correct usage?) we returned home.
Blah blah blah, dinner time. Baked a bread.
Marinated a steak.
Sauteed some broccoli.
Pondered the "restaurant opening" on the box of salt. Never found the "home use" opening.
Made a blueberry slump.
Played some Rock Band - did so poorly singing and playing Boston that all three of us FAILED. Thank heavens it was only Boston.
I have been nervous and shaky for days. Several times I contemplated posting a terrible diatribe on freelance living and all its injustices. I was feeling very sorry for myself. I've been eating all kinds of strange things. Then, last night, I dreamed that I went to a doctor about that place on the back of my neck where I hold all my tension and he pressed it and I cried and cried.
I woke up to DAY ONE.
Feeling much better.
I'm so glad I didn't write that post.
It's Tuesday. I need to start packing.
Best line of the day?
K: have you seen your mother's new rack?
Middle: (blink blink) excuse me?
K: it's on the roof of her car.
K just made my coffee.