This week I lost my “w”. Quite literally.
It pinged off my laptop keyboard with no hope of ever sitting amongst it’s fellow letters again.
It was possible to tap the circuit board / touchpad thingy that had perviously lay under the W but it was quite tedious. My long fingernails have a habit of catching under the keys when I am typing fast especially when I am tired (umm … most of the time) and not lifting my fingers up. I think of my mom when I was young telling me to left my feet when I walk and not shuffle.
The Man From Dell (speaking from India I think) arranged for a new keyboard to be couried to me the next day. “It is not possible for the one key to be replaced so what we will be doing is sending you a new keyboard”.
Removing the old keyboard and placing in the new was simple once I got past the fear of snapping something off I shouldn’t have.
The new keyboard has a lovely snappy sound to it with forgiving bounce. I suspect this is due to lack of fluff, cat hair and crumb build up which was apparent in the old keyboard.
Now I have my W again with all the other keys I just have to find things to say …