I need to take a bit of a break. I had my laptop open, but it was off. I thought the top to my water bottle was on tight, but it was just covered up. You know what I'm getting ready to say: A little bit of water splashed onto my keyboard. I wiped off the keyboard, put the hairdryer on cool and tried to dry it off. Later that evening, I noticed a couple of keys weren't working. So, I took the battery out, turned the laptop upside down, and went to bed. This morning, the laptop wouldn't even turn on. CH worked on it for a bit, then declared it dead. Looks like Santa's bringing me a new laptop for Christmas. The good news is that my data should all still be there, which is a good thing because I'm terrible at backing up things like, oh, say, pictures. I put all of our London pictures on a cd, so, yay me for getting that done. Then there are other things like: my checkbook that I didn't back up in a while. That's what I get for being so stinkin' lazy and not getting up to get the flash drive.
Lesson learned: close the laptop when not in use and keep it away from liquids.
Hope to be back very, very soon!