Wednesday, January 9, 2008

Turning off the Computer

Normally my blog entries consist of pictures and stories of our family. My sister-in-law, Alice, hates blogs like that. She reads mine because she has to (plus we're so far away she can keep up with what's going on in our lives). Her blog is full of funny stories. Check it out...after you finish reading this entry. Anyway, this entry has some humor in it...just for you Alice!

I have two e-mail accounts that I check regularly. One I created when I got married, and the other I have reasons for having both accounts. The yahoo e-mail lets me have access to yahoo groups like freecycle, LDS YW, and FHE Swap. The gmail account is my "adult" account. This is the one I use on my resume and at FSU. It sounds more grown up than some silly goldengirl one. Anyway, I have noticed that within the past few weeks when signing in to my yahoo account that the num lock key has not been on (since I need it for my address). It is ALWAYS on. It's been bugging me because I'll attempt to sign in and the screen will say that the user and/or password is not correct. I'll look and see that the 85 was not typed in. Sure enough, the num lock key light is not on. Tonight I have figured out why that keeps happening.

We were getting ready for bed. Carson stopped and said, "Mommy, turn the computer off." Normally we leave it on. I don't know why, we just do (maybe because we're afraid that it won't come back on since it's 6 years old). Before I could say anything, Carson ran to the computer. In the past he's turned the monitor off, so I assumed that that was what he was going to do. Instead, he pushed the num lock key first, and then turned the monitor off. He did not even hesitate at which key to hit. Since the light for the num lock key went off when he pushed it, just like the monitor, he thought he was doing me a favor and turning off the computer. My num lock mystery was solved.


Alice Wills Gold said...

I do appreciate some now and again humor. Love this story. Thanks for writing it JUST FOR ME. I need good stuff to read.

You should be impressed with yourself. That boy is a genious. It looks as if he is taking after the rest of the Gold men and their infatuation with electronics.