Confession; I killed my mother...board...and others.

She was gone. No life.  Just the black screen of death, and two little mocking lights on my keyboard. Of course I did the feral thing first, and then after i got done writhing on the floor in angst for a while...because  after all, my photos, novels, poetry writings, and oh yeah, my Forestry work were ALLL GONNNEEEE 

*insert irish keening*

Once I got done writhing and keening 
I then did the grown up thing and got a grown up.

(thanks Mr. Foresterman!)

to help me sort through the different Computer techs

that were in three different states.


We found someone what is known in these parts as a "computer god"
(he knew how to pick up a telephone, and knew he could speak my language)
But most importantly, He found out my 3 year warranty was still good with HP.

HP replaced it all.  

For free.

I think the only thing that was original when i got back my laptop would have been
the orange Dorito chip that was stuck between the letters "K" and "L".

I was pretty excited to have it all okay, my stuff back, and everything almost new again...


Why am i telling you this?

Because recently I reached my actuations.
You photographers know what Im talking about.

This also involved keening and writhing.

This time I didnt have a grownup nearby,
as Mr. Foresterman was out of town for a week
I was left with the animals, alone.

Dont worry, they took good care of me...except for the cats.  I wont let the cats take care of me anymore after i read that Researchers (who thinks of this?) recently found out that if you die without being discovered, in a locked room (who donated for this study, really?!),  cats will eat you within 24 hours.  Dogs tend to wait three days -we'd like to think its because theyre faithful-but they wait for things to soften. The cats really dont care. They just dont. Lets not pretend that we dont know this already. Just dont tempt fate, and do try to die when someone is there to stop Fluffy.

i digress. 


I normally would take pictures and show you what im talking about
I have no photos to show you,
" Shutter Actuations limit"


What is Shutter Actuations?  

Well, like gods, somewhere there are Researchers who put a limit on how many pictures your shutter on your camera can take, and then it dies. It just dies and you cant even eat it. Its so sad. Mine lasted for over 600,000 shutter releases, which for a mirrorless system is pretty normal. But now its done. 

*keening softly*

So why am i sharing all of my  confessions?

My faithful little shop vac now sounds like "R2D2" from Star Wars.

It goes 

"whhhooooooooooo beep"

each time I shut it off.

All the cleaning up after the fire has maimed it,


its dying.

im trying to replace it quietly so it doesnt want to die today without a backup.

I would take pictures but...


If the new vacuum gets wind of the fact that 

I seem to kill every living domesticated electronic thing 

that seems to come my way,

it will never show up.

I would insert a picture right here but...


Writhing and Keening.

Good thing ill be back in the woods in two months.



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