I have so much to blog about, including our trip to Jamaica and finally finishing our fireplace facade build, but I really try not to do personal stuff on my work laptop, and typing this on my Kindle Fire HD is not very conducive to blogging, especially since I can't easily get my photos on my Kindle. Luckily just by chance I did a big hard drive back up on Sunday, so at least I didn't lose much!
I'm still holding out hope that my husband might be able to fix it with some tips I found online about soldering the power source back to the motherboard, since I'm not really in the mood to spend money on a new laptop, or learn how to use Windows 8 at the moment. I hear it's a lot better with a touch screen, but touch just seems awkward to me on a laptop, with constantly having to reach over the keyboard. I might not have much choice though, if my old laptop can't be fixed soon--I'm already having withdrawals and it's only been a few days!
In other news, my husband sprained his ankle playing soccer on Tuesday. We think it's sprained anyway, not that he's actually been willing to go to a doctor yet. So yesterday I went out and bought him crutches, so we could still use our tickets to see Dave Chappelle last night in downtown Raleigh. This was the second time we'd seen him live, and he was just as funny was he was back in 2004. Fun fact, the first time we saw him it was for the taping of his live show at the Fillmore in San Francisco, and you can see us a couple of times when they show the audience in the video, since we were sitting in the fifth row. Last night we were only in the 10th row, but it was still a great show.
His ankle might put a damper on our weekend plans though, since we were planning on kicking off our garage makeover on Saturday. We've decided that tackling the garage just makes the most sense to work on next, since I have all of this furniture I want to make, and we're constantly in and out of there when working on all our other house projects. And as you saw in my last house tour, it definitely needs some help in the organization department!
Having an efficient and organized workspace is going to make things a whole lot easier down the road. But it's not going to just be a standard garage organization, I want to do a pretty big overhaul. We're planning on building two workbenches to fit on either side of the door to the house, hanging cabinets, geting new lighting, utilizing utility shelving, slatwall and pegboard, AND it's all going to be painted so it will also pretty to look at.
We'll see if we get to start it this weekend though, since I kind of need my husband to be walking on two feet to be able to help with cleaning out the garage, going to the dump, and moving everything out away from the walls so I can paint. If his ankle isn't up for that this weekend though, hopefully he can fix my laptop instead and I can share my mock ups and organization plans for our garage. Organizing is SO fun, especially when a trip to the Container Store and cute little trays and storage boxes are involved!
For now though, I'll share some of my inspiration photos with you, since I can't share the full plans until I'm back on my laptop.
Has anyone else had to deal with a dead laptop recently? Any fans of touch screen laptops out there (and if so, please tell me how awkward or not they are to use, is it just something you get used to)? And who else is hoping to do some organizing this weekend?