Wednesday, November 07, 2007

Parts of a computer

Long ago my computer "Spot" died. I had two computers networked together so that ostensibly, P-daddy and I could spank each other in Age of Empires. All that ended up happening, however, was that Dalicious and I would sit side by side in my office and chat online with our friends. And sometimes each other. It was sad, yes, but hey we still all love one another.

Anyway, I digress. Spot died. Fido lives. Unfortunately, Spot had two hard drives and the master froze, keeping all my important journals to the kids inside it. Fours years later, I still have Spot's corpse, and any intentions I had of rebuilding it have gone the way of the Dodo. We live in Puget Sound, home of Microsoft and Boeing. I can pick up a desktop at a surplus sale for 25.00 that outsizes, outthinks, out-everythings this old machine.

So what does a proper homeschool Mom do?

She gives it to the kids. "Here's a screwdriver. Want to see what's inside?"

Here's a link to the words list I am using for their follow up:


  1. OMG, I can see the rabid foaming of computer happiness at DH's mouth. We have a dead unit in our upstairs closet that gets scavenged for parts. N 'helped' him unpack his big blue computer. AND YEAH FIDO!

  2. You rock!!!! Rob takes every chance he can to take things apart. In fact we have decided to not repair my big camera, so once I finally get another he has requested my camera so he may look at its insides... Perhaps I need to suggest the kids get involved too! :)

  3. Very cool! My son loves to take things apart, in fact, I have an old vcr...and it's rainy today... :)