What can be better, than sharing the journey.

Monday, November 19, 2012

Key board fix for my Toshiba Portage

In an earlier post I mentioned my Toshiba Portage laptop’scracked screen.  It had cracked when I pulled it out of my backpack by gripping it on its side.  It compressed the screen due to a gap in the frame at the keyboard area.   It took a while to find a replacement screen due to the high demand for them.  I finally got one (from Laptopscreen.com) so did not want to crack it again.  To build up the depressed area I used some clear scrap-booking stickers that were about the right thickness.  I needed to trim them to size but they do not get in the way of using the keyboard at all, so do not know why the dip is there at all.  I will be traveling back to Australia soon so hopefully the repairs will hold up to the trip.  It is just so nice to have a whole screen again.

Thursday, November 15, 2012

Still sewing after all these years

I had a chance to recreate a moment in time. When visiting my parents,I found time to sew a shirt for my mom so she snapped this picture to go with the one she took of me when I was about 12 that  I use it for my profile picture. She has had this Singer machine now for over 50 years and it still sew great.  Not sure if I am up to its standards.