Wednesday, August 11, 2010
Alas, poor mouse . . .
There's an old saying, "You don't know what you've got until you lose it."
I have lost my pink wireless mouse.
Well, lost isn't exactly true. It's sitting here on my desk. The little red light underneath shines brightly when I pick it up, but ... to quote Star Trek's Dr. McCoy, "It's dead, Jim."
I'm out of town and working on the laptop. I do not like the mouse device/pad they give you on a laptop. For one thing, I can never highlight anything with it. The idea of approaching the
day's work without my wireless mouse is daunting. But I'm out in the sticks. Where am I going to find another wireless mouse? The nearest Walmart is at least a half an hour's drive (if not more).
I have another mouse in my laptop case, but even with new batteries it doesn't want to work, either.
Someone on Facebook told me that dropping a mouse (which I seem to do a lot, thanks for this cute but tiny desk) will kill it. Um...I think I dropped it three times yesterday. But I was working along and it just stopped dead. So I changed the battery (which I've had to do about every three weeks during the summer).
Dead, dead, dead.
Oh well, glad I gassed up the car yesterday, because it looks like Walmart here I come. Except . . . I think I'm done with wireless mice. I'm going get one with a wire.
They seem to live longer.