Wednesday, July 20, 2011

What I've been doing when I'm not spilling water on expensive electronics and lighting things on fire

Besides working...and taking and editing lots of pictures...and watching my boys play baseball nearly every night and weekend...and tending to things and people around our house...and working on music for church...and planning and preparing for Trevor's graduation party...and overusing ellipses...and trying to resist the urge to curl up into a ball and go to my happy place, I really haven't been doing very much this summer. 

Things have been so boring and uneventful, that just for fun one evening I decided to spill an entire glass of water on my computer.  The one that Vince built for me last year for my birthday for me to use for my photography business which stored ALL OF THE PICTURES I HAVE EVER TAKEN SINCE 2006, which was when I got my first digital camera. 


I literally thought I was going to have a stroke.  But Vince took it apart and assessed the damage, and discovered that my harddrives were indeed saved but the motherboard was toast - you know, the most expensive part of a computer.  Again, sigh.  Well, I can be thankful that all of my pictures and documents were ok.  A motherboard can be replaced, but pictures cannot!  Vince has it up and running again, so I am thankful.

And because that was so much fun, the very next evening I decided to light some candles and watch helplessly as the match I just lit broke in half - sending the flaming half floating to the floor where it singed a beautiful little hole in the carpet.  One more sigh.

Those who know me well, know that this is not the first time I've had episodes of brain flatulence that resulted in mass destruction, and it most likely will not be the last.  (Again with the sighing).  But a little reprieve would be nice, so that is what I am praying for!

Actually, I have learned something through this recent round of mishaps...I need to have more grace with our kids.  I am often harping on them to be careful and I can sometimes lose it when things get scratched or broken, but I really need to have more grace because looky what I can do!  Wow.

"Blessed are the merciful, for they will be shown mercy."  Matthew 5:7