My computer has been down for the past week or so. The AC power adapter was not charging the battery, and (because I am rather dumb about such things) I let the battery completely drain. I thought it might be charging while it was asleep, but the cord wasn't working at all. Hubby knows way more about computers than I do. He said, 'you need a new battery.' I attempted to get one, and the store clerk asked, 'well, does the computer run without the battery, but still plugged in?' Hubby was under the impression, and so told me, that the computer cannot run without the battery and the cord was simply to charge the battery, not to run the computer. I just accepted that until talking to someone 'in the biz'. After explaining this to hubby, he still didn't believe me. We got online to find a new battery. It wasn't easy to find one with the correct voltage, and when we did, it was $120!! I suggested getting a power cord as they are cheaper. We had a bit of a disagreement ending in me simply saying, 'never mind, I will take care of it.' So the next day, while he as gone, I found a power cord for around $6 ($11 with shipping, but still a good $30 less than any others) and a battery for $45 ($55 with shipping!).
Anyway, long story short, I got the cord today. My heart was beating as I unwrapped it and plugged it in. The battery charge light came on, and my little guy started to whirr!
'I was wrong,' were the next words from Hubby's lips!
Of course, the new battery is already on it's way, but I think I will keep it just in case...I don't want to pay over $100 if I ever do need one, or go through the trouble of tracking down a cheap one.
I am eager to get my latest radish pictures up. They are such a great veg for photographing! And hopefully, I'll be getting much more from the garden soon. The peas and peppers are getting little flowers and stuff's getting bigger!
This week is a major cleaning week at our house (for me, anyway). We are taking a weekend to get away. Just to Boston to see my in-laws while they are in town, but it will be nice to get away, if even just for a night. Our friend is coming to stay with the dog, so I don't want the house to be the messy stinky place it is now. I also have to mow the front lawn as the 'ornamental grass' is as tall as my car now! I think we have become the 'neighbors every one talks about.'