The trouble with having a marvellous camera like my Canon Powershot S95, is that I end up taking pictures of bloody everything. Which in turn means that I end up with a hard drive full of images that need sorting out.
Anyway, I was looking through some pictures that I took last time Izzy and I visited Sarah in Leeds. Whilst I was there, I helped Sarah to sort out her junk room and turn it into an office.
Halfway through the task in hand, I found an old laptop bag.
"What's this?" I hollered at Sarah whilst holding up the bag for her to see, "and do you need it?"
"That's my old laptop," Sarah said, "all it needs is a new power cable and it will be in perfect working order."
I was instantly suspicious. Firstly, because I have never seen Sarah use any laptop other than her Dell, and secondly because she is a hoarder doesn't like throwing things away.
Ummmm ..... just where had this mystery laptop come from? I decided to investigate.
I tentatively slid my hand into the bag and felt something hard. I got a good grip and I heaved, and pulled, and eventually (it was like birthing a calf) ........ a big, heavy, off-white box landed on my lap.
OM-Bloody-G. It was Sarah's old laptop, and I have never seen anything like it. It was more like a murder weapon than a piece of technology.
As I was rolling around the floor laughing, Izzy looked up from her Nintendo, observed the 'laptop' perplexedly and said, "Mummy, what's that?"
Meanwhile, Sarah was observing from afar; "I don't know what you are laughing at," she said, "that's a perfectly good laptop that is."
"This laptop was probably being used around the same kinda time that mobile phones had batteries in separate suitcases," I guffawed, "and it's that old that it would probably fail an emissions test."
Sarah looked a bit hurt, "so you think that maybe I don't need it any more?"
"Crikey, I wouldn't throw it away just yet," I said.
Sarah perked up, "really?"
"Yep," I said, "you might need something to stand on to reach that top shelf over there," I laughed.
"Git," Sarah muttered under her breath.
So dahlink, do you have any retro-gadgets at home? Pray, do tell! And how is your weekend going?
Annie (Lady M) x
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