Where has it gone? Some time has gone to printing fabric at the museum; here is a bit of a bigger piece. I just put it here because I don't like to post without photos and it cheers me up to see this morsel.
Too much time has gone to the anguish of moving my mother to a residence better equipped to deal with her memory loss. I have spent endless amounts of time lying awake this week.
I did spend some time this afternoon at the tile store, trying to distract myself by looking for samples to take home for the kitchen floor. None of the seven I brought home was good. Bleh.
Finally, too mjch of time has gone to dealing with Dell service in the past two days. Remember a while ago when the L key didn't work? Well, this time it was the O. And the fan was making a horrible noise. Hours on the phone with the technicians who have no common sense and only go by the script in front of them. AARRGH. Here is the condensed version.
Phone call #1 tuesday a.m. - 1-1/2 hours. I told them it was the fan. "No, madam, it could be the optical drive or the hard drive." NO, IT IS THE FAN. "Sorry, madam, it could be the optical drive or the hard drive." (what the hell is the optical drive?? Oh, the CD drive, why didn't they say so?) The guy wanted me to get a screwdriver and take the CD drive out. ME? That's not my job: my job is to tell them what is wrong; the technician's job is to fix it. I told them I am a senior citizen, I don't own a screwdriver, and even if I did I was not about to take apart my laptop. "Do you have a friend with a screwdriver?" "NO." I insisted it was the fan, so they sent a service tech with a new CD drive, which he replaced Tuesday evening. A half hour later: THE SAME NOISE coming from THE FAN.
Phone call #2 Tuesday night: - 2 hours. THE FAN. Horrible noise, which the tech could hear over the phone all the way to India. His response: "madam, would you get a vacuum cleaner and vacuum the computer?" A VACUUM CLEANER? ME?
1) I have a central vacuum system.
2) the hose is in the garage
3) it is 10:pm in New Jersey and my husband is asleep
4) I am a senior citizen
5) it is not my job to vacuum the laptop. It is THEIR job.
6) I need a new keyboard, since the OOO's don't work. As long as they are sending a keyboard, why don't they send a new fan?
Wednesday afternoon: Service tech #2 arrives with a keyboard. No fan. However, he takes apart the computer and cleans the dust out of the fan as well as he can with a Q-tip and a sponge. He promises to call India and order a new fan and a new bottom for the computer, which is missing a large chunk of plastic near the hard drive. I am not holding my breath.
But the ooo's work and there is no horrible noise. This thing came with a 3 year service contract included and I am thinking I should renew it. The bionic laptop.