Got a glue gun? Got a pink marker? I can fix it.
Yes, my husband is MacGyver/MacGruber. He is amazing—a genius.
My lap top power adapter has been having issues for a while. I would have to wiggle it this way and wiggle it that way to get power. Then all of a sudden—nothing. My battery kept counting down 48% power. 32% power. 10% power and then my laptop died and I had no way to recharge it.
I panicked. I freaked out a little (okay, a lot). What was I going to do? What was I going to do? WHY ME? I cried a tear or two.
I called Staples. I called Best Buy. I called WalMart. Yes, they had a universal power adapter. It would cost me $100. I was willing to buy it. I was just about to do it too. I needed power. I would pay the electronics department man at WalMart anything he wanted—one hundred dollars? Two hundred dollars? I would find the money somehow. I would. Need a kidney? I have two.
But I had a meeting. I had a meeting with my wonderful, wonderful critique group/friends. It would have to wait until I was through. I was anxious. I have important things on my laptop—my novels, my notes, my eBay store, my facebook friends. How would I ever be able to keep in touch and update my status? (I actually have 3 other computers in my house, but my pink laptop is my baby. Mine. My toy and no one else can touch it).
My meeting ran long. I came home and my miracle worker husband said, “I believe I can fix that.”
He got out the utility knife, a soldering iron, tweezers, the plastic pink casing off a marker, some black tape, my glue gun and a wad of gum (just kidding, no gum was used in this process. But a marker? Come on. That’s genius). He went to work. He soldered the completely broken connections, used the plastic marker to cover up the very dangerous open innards, hot glued it all together, used a bit of tape and Waa-la—I HAVE POWER!!
I love that man. I love him a lot. He is a master of all things broken (I kid you not). I have seen him build a wooden shed from scratch; put in a pond and stream in our backyard; rebuild blown down fences; replaced our LCD screen on our video camera; upgrade the memory on our computers; and he has plans to repair our bent-in-half trampoline. What a guy!
We are the perfect couple: I break a lot of stuff and he knows how to fix it.