So I was tidying up some thing up on a shelf in my room, when my bluetooth headset, draped around my neck, started playing music.
I knew i hadn’t bumped the switch, so I thought, ‘that’s strange, it shouldn’t do that.’
The I noticed a persistent sound, which I thought at first was coming from the headphones. A mixture of noises, like rain, along with hissing, and crackling etc.
Almost like water running into speakers…..Oh.
And yes, when I looked around, somehow, my large starwars cup, (One of those massive cinema ones) previously filled to top the top with cold water, and placed well away from my desk (experience), had fallen over.
By the perfect misfortune that dictates my life, the water had run along the top of the bookshelf I placed it on, then streamed down a usb cord, over the edge (and into) my ex lovely gfx monitor , and down around my iphone, iPad Pro, lenovo ideapad, collection of battery packs and portable wifi drives etc that were arranged on the desk,
Then for kicks, flowed over the edge the desk, foming a lovely waterfall down into my pc, ( i have it lying on it’s side with the cover off, as i often swap out parts. a decision I now thoroughly regret).
I wasn’t even surprised. I’m still not overly upset, although I imagine tomorrow once it sinks in there will be an absurd amount of screaming and throwing furniture).
I just went ‘oh’, because this is just what my life is like, constantly.
Some things survived, but I don’t give a crap about batterry packs and such. But iphone, iPad Pro, PC and drives etc, and some unfortunately new and expensive Nvidia cards, I’m reallly not so happy about. In fact, I feel like I want to vomit up my intestines.
Hopefully the iphone/pad wil dry, but from a tech point, usually the connections formed between circuits esp if there is much mineral in the water, forms short circuits, even once they dry , that rquires elaborate and detailed cleaning, usually beyond me.
The PC and gfx cards, being on at the time, and the suspects making the hissing cracking noise….i suspect will be buried six feet deep.
Normally i could probably (possibly) afford to replace it, but..(and I swear I’m not makinig this shit up for sympathy, (I didn’t lie when i said this is my life,) I have just been paying $7,000+ in vet bills for my cat’s cancer treatment.
Peple said I was / am stupid, and to let him die, but his mother previously died of cancer, it was horrible and heart breaking, The worst part, when you hold them in your lap, and they look at you with absolute trust, right before you kill them…. well…
I couldn’t do it again.
His name is Busta, when he was a tiny kitten he used to just barrel off the end of the bed or couch or wherever, and ‘come a buster’. (hence the name).
He’s been with me 12 years now, has undoubtably saved my life at least twice.
The vet gave him less than a month to live. The treatement I stil pay monthly for, has give him a healthy and seemingly happy 18 months more so far with evidence suggesting at least another 6-8. (he’s getting old), so to me it was worth every cent. And it was even worth my PC.
But I just lost…fuck knows..over 12 grand of stuff I use daily, and i can’t afford to replace.
Fuck my life.
if your’e wondering, I’m currently writing this on a really old 2nd gen raspberry pi) and the tv
I doubt there will be many updates for a while.
Additional : My friend noted that my list of tech and the price tag I attached makes me seem like a poor-little-rich-girl who lost some shiny toys. Well I don’t party or ‘go-out’, I don’t drink or smoke. No car, not even a bicycle or pair of roller-skates. No brand-name clothes or collection of shoes, no fancy make-up. Etc.
All my savings lying in a carefully chosen heap of now dead tech. Only the ipad mini survived. I thought I couldn’t even afford to get insurance. Turns out, I couldn’t afford to NOT get insurance.
Aint that always the way..