Chaos followed with me yelling for Mr J - who is in the industry so my go-to-guy for all things soft and hardware - and holding up my dripping laptop! We tried drying it out for a couple of days to no avail, it was well and truly stuffed!
I get really attached to some inanimate objects that go on a journey with me and when they either wear out or need updating it makes me a little sad :( and even though the laptop was over 5 years old and elderly in computer terms, I would have used it till it worked no more or until a 2 year old got there first!
But they say every cloud has a silver lining, so on the positive side:
- the carpet has been washed and spruced up
- a new whizzier (however did I cope with just 1GB!) laptop has been purchased - in the sale too!
- it was luke-warm tea (who gets to drink a hot one, hands up) and not red wine (such a waste!).
- and most importantly, nobody got hurt.
TC probably did me a favour, the new laptop is so much faster, but it's.not.the.point, and I never did get my tea.