**PHEW!! After giving my computer more time to dry under a fan...it has come back to life!! All of my keys work correctly and I am now reunited with cyberspace. Whoo-hoo!!**
Last night the unthinkable happened. S-o-m-e-o-n-e -- who shall remain nameless at this point -- accidentally spilled water on my beloved laptop.
At first, the computer didn't work at all after that. So at the advice of a friend with a lot of computer knowledge, we put a fan near it overnight to try and dry it out. This morning there was progress, as the computer worked but the keyboard did not. It was doing funky things, and I can not log into my administrator account, nor can I do anything on the internet as some vital keys are not working.
So...I am at my wonderful neighbor's house doing an update so that you all know why I might be MIA for a little while. I will still be able to periodically check emails -- and maybe even a few blogs -- at the graciousness of this friend. But don't expect to hear a lot from me until things are back up and running over at my house.
At this point, we are unsure if waiting it out a bit more will create more progress or if we will soon be in the market for a new computer. I'm hoping for the former.
And I will do my best to get caught up with whatever I miss during my hopefully minimal absence.