Hey guys. It's been a rough week around here, my nerves are almost totally shot, my hands are shaky, my chest is tight.
I've been on edge ever since my site update three weeks ago. If you remember, I had some technical trouble and I was sick about it for days, physically sick. We went on vacation to Savannah and I was just starting to feel more like myself once we got home.
Then the shit really hit the fan this last week. We were dog sitting my parents small dog who goes by two names, Tagg and Rudy, I have no idea why. Our cat Nami is usually pretty cool around other animals, I keep the dog out of her space and she seems to be just fine. I thought she was.
I came home one afternoon after running a few errands and I found that she had peed on the newly reupholstered sofa in the sunroom. Now this is a cat who has never gone out of her box except when patrolling the neighborhood in the summer time. I was shocked. I found out quickly that the new sofa fabric is highly water repellent, in fact all the "liquid" was pooled and not being absorbed into the couch. That's great and all, except that my computer, my external hard drive and my camera were all sitting in said pool.
Apparently she had been holding it.
So I do everything I know I'm supposed to do, I unplug the computer, unplug the hard drive, and dry off the camera. I open the computer to dry off the keyboard - it was in sleep mode, the screen flashes on, then the smell of burning electric parts, and then nothing, just a blank screen. Get the Scoop [...]