I've learned something over the weekend.. I have an addiction... to my COMPUTER and the internet. You see, my laptop is very well loved and it's 3 years old. My kids have abused it a few times (read dropped) and it's seen better days. So this weekend when my DC jack (where you plug the computer cord in) finally gave out ----and my battery is also useless, staying charged for like 10 minutes---- I was sad. So I thought I'd take it to the store to see if they could fix it. Well, they could, for 250 dollars and they'd need it a week. Yikes! They recommended just buying a new one. I went home to talk to Steve about it. Well, we thought we'd see what a new one would cost, I'll just research it on the computer. OH, wait, it's BROKEN!!! Well, we'll just make some lunch..my recipe..it's online.... and my computer is BROKEN!! My hands were starting to shake and I was walking around the house aimlessly... what would I do with out my computer and the internet!
To prevent further withdrawls, Steve took me back to the store and helped me purchase a new laptop. (tax money came at the right time!) And I'm not super picky when it comes to my laptop. I don't need any fancy features. JUST internet service and a place to put my pictures.
Now the only dilemma---gotta get my files off of my old computer. I have a friend who works on computers, so I'm hoping I can pay him to do it, otherwise, Best buy would love to do it for me....for 100 dollars! Oh, they know that they can charge it because it's not like the average Joe can do it. So , knowing the pictures and files are safe and sound, I can take my time to figure out which way we'll get them off.
Oh, and the shaking has subsided :) Steve and the kids had a great time teasing me about my addiction, though!
Anyone else wanna join my support group???
Matthew had a neurology appointment today. Dr Wright was pleased that his seizures are essentially under control. She was pleased to see how alert and smiley he was. She had not seen him that was before. We are seeing some occasional myloclonic jerks; (these a like brief muscle twitches, not the infantile spasms he was having earlier) but no seizure activity! Yay!-- although she did make brief mention that he still could be having abnormal activity in his brain that is not exhibited as a seizure... but I can't worry about that, because there is nothing I can change especially if it's an assumption or a possibility. Overall I was happy with the visit. It's just always hard to answer the questions, any head control.....'no', rolling over.....'no', making any sounds like ma ma or da da.....'no'. Someday, those questions will get easier to answer...even if the answer is always 'no'.