Fear not, my pretties, I am still among you. However, I do need to tell you that a minor tragedy has struck us. After almost six years of faithful service, my sweet little iBook has finally given up the ghost/shuffled off this mortal coil/popped its tiny clogs.
And I mourn its loss.
While it is kind of amazing that it has lasted this long, and we've known that this day would come for quite some time, I'm still surprised at how lost I am without it. Fortunately, Nick had the foresight to make sure we had external hard drives to back up all of the important stuff, but it's the little things that get me. My settings, not having easy access to my photos or music, having to search out all the websites I frequent again... oh, the list goes on.
Plus, as a stay at home mama, my laptop was in a very real sense my link to the verbally communicating world. And to all of you guys. Oh, how I miss your little shining faces!
All is not lost. Nick has very graciously lent me his (equally geriatric) laptop to use for now, while we try to work out the details of whether or not we should get a replacement (This would be a perfect opportunity for Apple to show their generosity and grassrootsiness by giving me a new one, I think). Of course we want one, but there are so many other things on our shopping list: baby-safe living room furniture, an iPod Touch or two, all of the home improvement projects I've had mentally lined up for the colder months... so, we'll see.
The point is, I will still be blogging, but probably in a somewhat amputated form for a little while. Case in point: I was going to include a photo of me and my laptop in happier times, but that would involve getting out the hard drive and wading through literally thousands of photos. So please take a moment to imagine us together. You just can't get too comfy on someone else's computer, and something tells me Nick might not find it too adorable if I plopped 6,000 images almost as many songs onto his hard drive.
I'll be back on Saturday night to announce the winner of the CSN Stores giveaway, so if you haven't entered yet, now is the time to do it.
Then, following that little escapade, I will try to get caught up on Project Service Project for August, and tell you what I'll be up to for September.
I'll miss you, little lappy. In the immortal words of Andrew Lloyd Webber...