I particularly like writing at the kitchen table. So long as it isn't the kind of writing that requires total peace and quiet, I much prefer to be part of things going on. (You can find examples of some of these kitchen table products here and here -- and I think they pass muster.) The husband, however, has always said that this is an accident waiting to happen. One day the cup of coffee or the glass of wine would go all over the laptop.
Well, on Monday night it did. I came back after dinner out and thought I'd just check the email. The son had broached half a bottle of red wine, which was temptingly open on the table. I thought it would be nice to take a glass to have with the email -- and the inevitable happened. I didn't actually throw it at the computer, but I might as well have done. The wine went right over the laptop screen.
The good news is that the machine itself is working fine. But it is a bit disconcerting looking at the screen, which has the appearance of being covered by a colony of amoebas.
So what is the solution. Thanks to our computer officer, I am pretty certain that I need either a new screen, or at best someone to remove the screen cover, wipe it down and put it back. (The problem is wine trapped between cover and lcd screen we believe.)
So what are the options. There are some do-it-yourself instructions on the web. But they looked a bit like that old Monty Python joke "How to take your appendix out on the Piccadilly line." Dont go there, I thought.
So what else?