Laptop is in for major surgery

Technology is here to try us
tempt us to complacency
then wham bang thank you ma’am
declines to work quite brazenly
wipes out our words so fatally
yah boo sucks to you discourteously
unless you pay immediately
the ransom we demand.

Fraser in Pair

A great  evening watching the action at Tyne United Rowing Club.  Above:  grandson Fraser in a pair and below, daughter Sally in a mixed quad.Tyne United Rowing Club Sally in quad

A shopping trip to Hexham and an eye test was followed by one abortive attempt to fix Lappy (Technician on holiday).  We eventually found some Splendid Young Men in another branch.  With trepidation lwe left Lappy with them, making a hole in my bank account and hoping that the repaired computer can be picked up on our way South on Monday.   Fingers crossed.

Do visit other 6-worders at Cate’s Place 

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The Hutt Family from Northumberland
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28 Responses to 6-word-Saturday

  1. Patricia says:

    Laptops are minions of the underworld to test our good nature.

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  2. middlegirl54 says:

    Good luck with the repairs.

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  3. Wonderful poem for such a vexing situation. I don’t know that I can be without a laptop. Gave up desktops when my back began to give. Hard enough to spend time at the sewing machine. I’m keeping good thoughts for you. Looks like part of the trip was good though. Lovely photos of family fun,

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  4. colonialist says:

    So infuriating to be without a familiar and reliable computer! Even on a laptop, my fumbles are all things. What fun that the family are into messing about in boats – well, more than messing about. I didn’t even know there was a mixed Fine Four.

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    • There isn’t – Sally was a standin for a lad who didn’t turn up.


      • colonialist says:

        Oh, I wondered, Pity. I’m all in favour of sports couples can do together. It makes a great test of a marriage – like our racing a Flying Fifteen. We had some interesting discussions on the water – at National level, stress factors tend to run a bit high!

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        • thehutts says:

          There are races for adult mixed teams here in Northern England but I am just a beginner and not racing yet. The day before I had been out in an adult mixed 8 – 4 ladies and 4 men – and it was great fun but hard work rowing behind a man with a long stroke. Duncan hasn’t started rowing yet but did complete his launch driving qualification last autumn so he can take the coaches out on the water and they can concentrate on their coaching and not driving. Sally


  5. Kathe W. says:

    our fix it guy “Kevin the Geek” is great and not expensive thank goodness. I take my lap top in routinely for a “fluff and buff” before it goes bonkers! Hope all goes well with yours.

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  6. granny1947 says:

    Computers are great but a nightmare when they give trouble.
    I talk to mine nicely every day.

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  7. Tonya says:

    It might be time to try an Apple computer. You don’t seem to have much luck with PC’s…

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  8. restlessjo says:

    Tricky typing with my fingers crossed but I’m trying 🙂 Glad you’re having a good time, Viv, and the weather’s not been too bad. Safe journey!

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  9. judyt54 says:

    one of the reasons I dont even use a laptop. I learned (as you probably did) to touch type on a full-sized typewriter, and using even a good Microsoft keyboard is like trying to perform Swan Lake in a closet…=) My husband just got his first Tablet. That might be something to consider, too

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  10. magicalmysticalteacher says:

    We hope surgery will help. Sometimes euthanasia is best! 😉

    My Six Words

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  11. I know the feeling of being without my laptop – mine was in recently for a major operation (although not quite as major as was first thought, but still wiped everything off it which is annoying). My fingers are crossed that yours is back to full working order when you travel south again.

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  12. Misky says:

    Ransom-ware on your laptop? How did you manage to pick that up?

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  13. Ron. says:

    Oh yeah, these things sure do make our lives easier, eh?

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  14. judyt54 says:

    good luck with that, Viv. It’s a funny sensation, not having your toys around, isnt it.

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  15. I know where you’re coming from . . . grrrr to pesky laptop! It needs to do what I want, not what it wants. So frustrating. Great poem though. 🙂 xx

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  16. tialys says:

    You don’t seem to have much luck with this laptop Viv. Maybe next time you should try a different one.

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