Do you ever feel like you are 3 years old again? I sometimes do. I tend to relate to that age a lot. Probably because I spend the majority of my day hanging out with the cutest darn 3 year old this side of… anything. I think that since we spend so much time together, we are really starting to relate to each other. He is learning to clean. He is my best minder. He sassy and repeats to me what he hears me say in conversations with him and his siblings. I am constantly hearing, “Mom, Bear’s not the boss.” However, he is happy to take on the role of boss any time someone else decides to step aside for a moment.
I feel like I can relate to my 3 year old too. There are days that I certainly throw a tantrum until I get my way… like when the potties don’t get flushed or shoes or clothes are strewn about the house. There are days where I am the grumpiest thing in the world and have to be put down for a nap. That one doesn’t happen NEARLY as often as it is needed. Then there are days like today where I stand big and tall with my hands on my hips and my head cocked to one side saying proudly, “I did it all by myself.” I LOVE being empowered.
Today, after a LONG day of cleaning out the basement, sewing up last minute Halloween costumes for friends, homework, dinner, cleaning up the kitchen for the 4th time today, bath time, brush time, prayer time, story time, kiss on the forehead time, reminder to get back in bed before your grounded from Halloween time (again, the nap would have come in handy today) I decided to get some things done on the computer that I had been neglecting.
No sooner had I hit “save” on my Word Document than a strange sick sound came out from my laptop. The light faded away and pith, the whole thing shut off. I was left with only a quiet, buzzing/beeping noise softly taunting me from the power cord. My heart plummeted hard and fast. I didn’t want to spend the money to have the computer analyzed or to splurge on a new power cord for the second time this year. I didn’t want to have to buy a copy of Word to put on my desktop. I was just annoyed that I had set aside a bit of time from my already filled up day to do a little catching up only to have the computer make other plans.
Determined to stay the eternal cheapskate that I have reluctantly become, I hightailed it up to my desktop and immediately turned to my new best friend, Google, for help. I put in all of the different phrases that I could think of before coming up with the simple, “laptop won’t turn on.” I was instantly whisked away into the deep dark nether regions of cyber world where the hackers and gamers hide out. I found myself on a message board with the common place vernacular seemed to be words like, “dude” and “plz” and “kannot.” I was certainly out of my element. However, there was a suggestion that everyone seemed to like, so I tried it.
It WORKED! However simple and weird the sequence was, it worked. And I got it fixed all by myself! I was so proud of myself that I found the solution on my own. I was so thrilled that I didn’t have to call someone or take it some place to have it looked. at. Yep, I did it on my own! You have no idea how much relief moments like these are to me. Knowing that I can take care of some of the little things on my own help me to know that the rest will come….. slowly I am sure, but it will come!
Oh, and in case you are DYING to know what I did, here are the instructions to reset your laptops:
*Take out the battery,
*Remove main supply,
*Hold power button down for 30 secs,
*Put only power supply in, do not put battery in
*Turn laptop on
*Put the battery in.