I thought my laptop had bitten the dust. I bought it in 2011, and it wasn't very happy about using the Screencast-o-matic software to record video lectures for my summer class. The first time I recorded a batch of videos at home, my laptop needed some time to recover. The second time I tried it, the recovery time stretched into days. I thought, based on my googling, that it was probably the motherboard. Except! I took it in to the tech support booth on campus, and they took it apart and reseated the battery, and LO it is back among the living.
When I was in college my friend David once told me, "Whenever guys tell you they fixed something, it really means they took it apart and looked at it and put it back together. Works most of the time." I did not grow up with a mother who fixed things around the house, but I have taken David's advice to heart and it does work surprisingly often.
Since I last posted I have submitted spring grades (OH HUZZAH) and finished up the class I was taking in preparation for putting my summer class online. I have finished 5 of the 12 knitted turtles for my ridiculous sweater. (You guys, that is a LOT of turtle knitting. We are talking a whole WHOLE lot of turtle knitting. I am behind on Pickwick because of all the turtle knitting.)
I have not finished prepping my summer class, or enrolled the kids in their park district stuff, or taken care of any of the other loose ends that were on my list. But tomorrow is another day, one in which I will probably have a functioning laptop, and the turtles are pretty cute, aren't they?