7.02.2008

shim does it again!

So a couple of weeks ago my laptop broke. Then a day or two later, I broke Joe's laptop as well when I spilled water all over it. Don't worry, I slapped myself hard on the wrist for that one! Although, both laptops were about seven years old, so it's a wonder that they hadn't died long ago. Over the next few weeks two things happened: (1) our lawnmower broke and (2) our washing machine broke. I'm glad we paid that repair guy $80 to tell us the washer was unfixable. It just really hasn't been my summer. People already throw trash in our yard. (I think because maybe we don't mow it enough and the neighbors are trying to tell us something?) So we definitely had to buy a new mower right away. As for the washing machine? I'll still be handwashing my fabrics in the sink for the next few weeks. It's kind of fun though. I makes me feel like an old-timey washer woman.
There is some good news in all this though. We were able to use some student loan money to score a brand new desk top Mac! Woohoo! It's gorgeous. And huge. I can watch movies while I sew like I have a flatscreen tv. I never thought I'd be living in such luxury. And best of all, I finally had a good reason to get one of these Shim + Sons mousepads. I've been obsessing over them since I first saw them. They're even better in person. I can't for the life of me figure out how Sally makes them, but truthfully I'd rather not know. I prefer to think of it as magic.

7 comments:

erica-knits said...

The best kind of magic. Sorry to hear about all the mishaps! But, glad to hear you looking on the bright side. Enjoy your long weekend!

shim + sons said...

Oh man, sorry to hear about the washer + mower. That stinks!

But your new Mac is beautiful!!

And yes, it is all about the magic over here! ;)

Jessica said...

The new imac's are the best! I positioned my sewing desk intentionally so that I could watch DVD's from my husbands desk (it is technically his computer but I can't get enough of it).
And, I think all bad events occur in threes (if you count the computers as one)so your bad luck spell should be over. Have fun with the new computer.

Tanja said...

Oh, what a perfect mouse pad! I have to buy my own one too! I like your blog very, very much.

littlegreen said...

bummer on the mishaps, but I suppose washing clothes in the sink does sound a little fun, at least once, right? :) be sure to take pictures. LOVE those mouse pads!!

notapunk said...

I felt the exact same way when I got my 20"

Modern Crush said...

Old-timey washer woman.. heh heh, you are so funny! Love the mousepad! I think I will get one myself. I have been reading for a long time but I don't think I have ever commented. I love reading your blog!