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Sunday, November 20, 2005

My hot date

The beautiful red head was spending most of the evenings last week performing in a production of Shakespeare's King Lear. Friday evening was my night so I took a beautiful date with me -- Child One. It was a really good performance. I certainly was glad the wife was acting! I'm happy to say she was not type casted. She played Goneril.

I enjoyed the play and I enjoyed my hot date!

Friday, November 18, 2005

My computer is fixed!

I mentioned I would let everyone know how the screen repair service went. Here is my update.

I highly recommend for Apple screen repairs. On Monday I went online and ordered their service. Tuesday morning a box arrived on my doorstep for shipping the computer to them. I mailed it out that afternoon. They received the computer on Wednesday and shipped it out that afternoon to arrive back at my home on Thursday morning.

They did this all for about the same price I would have paid at the majority of placed for just the screen. I'm very satisfied with the service and the finished product. Thanks!

Monday, November 14, 2005

Might have the screen fixed soon

Thanks to Erin in Germany for pointing me to a company that will install a new screen in 48 hours for $600 bucks. I'll let you know how it works out. If it does, I'll be sure to recommend the company's web site here on Stack Of Stuff. The white blobs drive me crazy!

Sunday, November 13, 2005

Anybody have any ideas?

I looked forward to getting my Vespa for sometime. However, since I have gotten it, I have been having a very hard time of things. You can check out some of the issues with the bike itself at It has caused some not bike issues as well.

This is my Apple PowerBook G4 15.2" screen. Notice the splotches all over it? Well, I was at work. I got there by driving the car in the morning. At lunch, I rode the Vespa back to work.

On the way home I needed to load all the stuff I had in the car onto the scooter. So, I put a bunch of stuff in my leather briefcase. I thought the coffee cup was empty and I wedged it into the bag thinking it would be safe there.

Nope. There was coffee and indeed the bag to turn over and spilled the coffee onto the contents. One of those items was my computer. The coffee got into the screen and you can see the results. Here is a closer picture.

Any ideas? Of course, I could go buy one but that would probably set me back close to $1000. You can't just get the LCD. You have to get the whole top part of the computer because it is all glued together.

I have had some success holding a hair dryer up to the aluminum casing. The idea is to get the aluminum hot and the head will help evaporate the water. Of course, even if I get rid of the water, I will still have to deal with the coffee stain running along the right side of the screen.

I'm open to suggestions.

Tuesday, November 08, 2005

Two sad losses

This week has been a week of loss. Sunday, "Doctor Harris" passed. He had been battling a diease for sometime. He was in desparate need of a liver transplant. Unfortunately, he reached a physical condition that made him unable to receive one.

He was there at the birth of all three of our children. He was one of those doctors who helped not only with the physical side of caring for our children but also the spiritual and developmental sides.

He will be greatly missed.

Yesterday, we lost little Sarah. She was such an inspiration. For many years she has battled a rare condition. Her heart was very weak and she struggled physically. She lived beyond her life expectancy. More than that she did it with a patience and joy that was convicting.

How thankful that we have hope to see them once again. Sarah is whole and Dr. Harris sees the Great Physician. It is we who suffer for now. But we do not grieve as some grieve. It is merely "See you later" and not "goodbye."