I literally could have cried the moment I realised my Macbook was swimming in water. You see my life is basically on my Mac Book. I have all my photos on it from the last 10 years. I have all my home movies and those things are irreplaceable. Obviously because they mean so much to me, I would have backed them up... yes... I totally would have been responsible and done that... yes... of course I would have... No, no I didn't. I am that d*ck who thinks nothing bad will ever happen. Lesson learnt the hard way ,thanks to baby Satan.
Lets not also forget that my Macbook contains 10 years of work planning and documents, my blog photos and stories. My life literally spans out on the Mac Book. Lets not also forget that I had spent 5 hours on planning documents for work that day that were due the following day... ALL GONE! So boss, I didn't get that work done because the baby spilt water on my laptop... true story....
So how the hell did I allow the 2 year old to get so close to something that obviously means a lot to me. 2 words PEPPA PIG. Curse you to hell you stupid swine!
I was playing Oztag and I had to bring the kids out to the field, as I couldn't wrangle in anyone to watch them in that time slot. This isn't a big deal as the 7 year old and the 2 year old just sit on the picnic rug and watch DvDs on my laptop or colour in or just eat. They never leave the safety of the rug and the 7 year old is paid in books to watch the 2 year old.
I always pack a huge amount of snacks because the 2 year old is like a 18 year old male who has the munchies. She can and will put away more food then humanely possible and this can keep her occupied in itself for dayzzzz.
I always make sure the water bottle I pack is one that you have to bite down on it to let the water come out. The kids have always used these and have no problem figuring out how to get the water out... me on the other hand 9 times out of 10 will stand their like a d*ck trying to suck the life out of the water bottle and not get a drop out.
I had the kids set up with their snacks and Peppa Pig ready to roll. What could go wrong??
This is what could go wrong.... The 2 year old could spy someone else's drink bottle on the ground near us and decide that she needs that drink bottle in her life stat. She will then take off the lid and help herself to someone else water... so sanitary and delicious. She will then either knock it onto the computer or pour it onto the computer. I like to picture her knocking it over by accident, but I'm pretty sure she would have poured it directly onto the laptop because that is the type of sh*t she would do. My poor 3rd child the laptop, how could she do such a thing to her robotic brother or sister. By the time I came to its rescue, it was swimming in it and the 2 year old was pissed that Peppa Pig had turned off.
I had to keep my composure because I was surrounded by people who probably wouldn't appreciate me screaming and throwing myself on the ground in a fit of anger. I packed up our belongings and decided that I would save the drama for home. I was deadly quite in the car ride home and the kids knew that I was pi$$ed when the 2 year old requested Jingle Bells be played on the iPhone and I turned around and growled in a voice that could have burnt through metal "THERE WILL BE NO JINGLE BELLS EVVVVVEEEERRRRR!!!!!!
I got home and googled on my phone "can I save my mac book if it has water on it". Apparently if it has turned itself off (which it did) then I was pretty much frucked. However my hard drive with all of my life on it may be able to be replaced, depending on how far the water had soaked in.
As I frantically searched for what to do if this has happened, I sent a message to a mate asking if I should put it in rice... I would obviously have to befriend a china man to get the amount of rice needed to cover a macbook but I was willing to try anything.
My mate told me that rice would leave residue and could corrode it, so it was not worth it. He did say that I should take off the back and wipe it down and also take off all the keys and wipe away the residue and leave it under the fan all night. Then get it to the computer doctor first thing in the morning.
Honestly if he would have told me to sing lullabies into the USB connector and perform a liturgical dance in front of it, I would have.
So as I sat there trying to pluck the keys off without breaking them, the 2 year old decided that this would be the perfect time to demand my attention and want to play with the keys I was putting into a plastic bag. Patience be tested to the highest level. I yelled at her "No". To which she just looked at me and screamed right in my face and started throwing an epic tantrum.
Stress levels at 11 out of 10 and rising. I got the keys off and placed the computer in front of the fan. At that exact moment my husband walked in the door from 7 days away at work. He was in good spirits and happy to see us. After being in the house for approximately 30sec and realising that I was about to lose my sh*t in epic fashion, he decided to say something like "thats why you shouldn't let the kids use your laptop for dvds" Really? Your Really going to go there". I am pretty sure the performance that followed could have led to me receiving an academy award for the best drama. And we will leave it at that.
I took my Mac Book to the mac book doctor the next day. I explained what had happened and she was like "yeh water and macs don't mix" You don't say lady????!!??? Then she went on to tell me that it would probably be "Screwed" Is that the technical term they taught you at computer college????
I told her that I just want my hard drive recovered but I don't have thousands of dollars to replace it, so could they please call me before they do anything.
I pulled my laptop out of the bag and she noticed that all the keys were missing. I quickly informed her that a friend had told me to do this to help dry it out quicker. She pretty much hissed at me that taking the keys off do nothing but create more work for them... Unlucky tech boys....
I still hadn't heard back from them days later and finally I called them. Apparently it will cost more then the laptop to fix, so they want to replace it. Most importantly, they can recover my hard drive. I could have done a backflip on the spot. I rang up my insurance company and now its just a waiting game for them to accept the quote etc. I seriously was so relieved because I was 99.9 percent positive that we wouldn't be insured. I mean the cat is insured for everything imaginable but the laptop was probably not even on our contents list. Priorities on point.
This leads me to typing this blog entry on my husbands computer whilst he is out running errands. He is quite protective of his laptop, hence why I waited for him to leave before I jumped on it. He has rules like laptops are only to be used at the table, whereas I lay on my bed with it in my lap happily typing away. So he probably wouldn't like the fact, that I'm typing this in the toilet with it resting on my legs. Sorry husband but the 2 year old wants me to play ring a ring a rosie for the 16000000 time today and I needed somewhere to hide out in... Nek minute husbands laptop has water damage from me dropping it in the toilet.
I am going to leave you with some recipes since Anzac Day is coming up!!!
Enjoy your long weekend