Monday, July 13, 2009

The More Things Change

Well, it happened. My laptop, my one and only computer, died this weekend. I don't think the drive went out, but the screen went blank, then came up a lovely shade of aqua with three colored stripes running vertically, a gold one about two inches from the left and a dark blue followed closely by green about three inches from the right of the monitor.

This necessitated a fast run to Office Max to pick up a laptop on sale. This one has the added advantage of the numeric keypad to the right of the keyboard. That has always been a sore spot with me, having to use the numbers above the keyboard like on a typewriter. Does anyone remember typewriters?

Then I made a trip to WalMart to pick up a new modem. My wireless router is security enabled, but I no longer have the key, so I wouldn't have been able to connect to the internet with the new laptop. Inadvertently, however, I picked up an ethernet modem. It wasn't what I had intended because it requires that I be wired and in the office to work. However, that is a bit of enforced discipline for me. I will no longer be in the living room, subject to traffic and the TV.

Perhaps this wasn't so much an error as a coincidence. Definition: Coincidence is a small miracle where God chooses to remain anonymous, so if you don't want to see Him you don't have to. But if you are looking, there He is!

Keep looking!