Tuesday, January 3, 2012

Laptop turmoil

I was writing for the first time in weeks and I finished a sentence that had the word "eight."

The next sentence began with the word "the" and my h key suddenly stuck. No h.

A few minutes later all of home row died. So I turned it off and hoped it would work in the morning. It didn't. By the end of the day, the delete key and the numbers had died.

At this point, I had a few choices. I took the keyboard from our desktop, which worked, but wouldn't be a workable solution.

I could get out the five-plus-years-old laptop, but that would be slow and require using Microsoft word. That left the iPad and the Pages app.

And that's working! Offers a new vantage point, and in that way, it's exciting