Mischief Monday – Crazy Contraption

Hey It’s Jet Here.

Look at this contraption…

This thingie is vital for the transcriptionist (MOM!) to convey my:

  • Innermost thoughts,
  • Musings,
  • Comments to my blogpals,
  • Rapier wit,
  • Negotiations skills when required,
  • Expert detecting process and conclusions,
  • Comedic repartee,
  • Well wishes,
  • Condolences,
  • Daily adventures,
  • Family interactions,
  • Pack experiences etc…

For the last week or two, our keyboard has:

  • Frozen for seconds to minutes,
  • Typed gobbledygook when Mom swears she pressed certain letters,
  • Changed lower case to upper case and vice versa,
  • Required Mom to pound on each letter (not helpful for repetitive strain),
  • Required mom to switch programs, cut and paste or close down and reopen stuff to kickstart the thingie.

I watched Mom problem solve by:

  • changing the batteries,
  • cleaning the keyboard,
  • shaking the keyboard (when she felt like throwing it!),
  • and checking the tower all to no avail.

Since biscuit money is a bit scarce, she’s trying to make do.  She told me that commenting can take up to 5 minutes per post, her newsletter required about an extra hour (5-7 instead of 4-6), and let’s not begin to discuss her regular word processing or recipe inputting.

For all these reasons, I call MISCHIEF on the crazy contraption!

Another great except for the keyboard, day.

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60 thoughts on “Mischief Monday – Crazy Contraption

    • Hey Dakota, Hey Cody, Jet here. Hi Miss Caren.

      CONGRATULATIONS guys… saw your winning photo over at Pawsitively Pets… too cute!

      Thanks for the support… we do our best with the equipment… my human grandpa had mentioned giving Mom his hand-me-down this past August… oh well. 😦

  1. Aww your poor mom! I feel her pain. My computer hates me at night. It’s either the computer or internet connection anyways. I don’t know why it chooses to not work at this time. It’s a mystery. It takes twice as long to do the simplest little tasks. Also, I was thinking how clean your keyboard looked and then I read about how she tried to clean it lol.

    • Hey it’s Jet here. Hi Miss Ann.

      As we are newer blogpals, I will share that poor Mom is tech challenged. She believes their are poltergeists in her machine!!! (Also, our mature machine has cared for her well, however, it’s entering it’s second decade…)
      Thanks for saying how clean the keyboard looked… with all the tumbleweeds in Casa Jet, that’s a miracle! 🙂

    • Hey Sugar, Jet here.

      Ahhh, a MAC, ahhh we love apples here at Casa Jet… my human teenage sister waxes poetic about her MACbook Pro… Mom says the leak in the roof, the daily bills and stuff come first… can you imagine???

  2. I love this modern technology when it works. The Producer has absolutely no patience with it when it does not work. She depends on a son who lives in Indonesia now so basically she is alone.
    I think if it goes wrong we will hire Raffles out as a bouncer to afford a new one 🙂

  3. Oh technology can be so annoying when it doesn’t work right. HuMom has actually cried when trying to compose and transcribe a letter of recommendation for someone. All she wanted was a letter that you wouldn’t be embarrassed to give a possible employer and she kept getting something that looked like one of us had actually done it. Try not to let it drive you crazy. What kind of computer is it? We ask because we have a keyboard for our old HP that is just sitting here. If you think it would work email me and Iwe’ll ship it to you. Anyway, take care and don’t let it drive you over the edge.

    Purrs to you,
    Mistletoe & Hitch…..and the huMom, Dorothy

    • Hey Mistletoe, Hey Hitch, Jet here. Hi Miss Dorothy.

      Poor Mom is tech challenged on a good day. When the machine parts (she has a Dell, entering its 2nd decade of life!) go goofy, the woman sprouts new grey hairs by the minute!!! Please send HuMom Jetty kisses, JJ hugs and hugs from Mom for her kindness. She thinks we may have a spare here as well, however, 1. she has to find it and 2. she has to figure out how to do that installation thingie! 🙂

  4. At our house if there is an issue with the internet or the computer…life is pretty much over…scary how we all hang on these devices but it is what it is. Hope your keyboard starts behaving correctly soon!

  5. Oh yeah, I recognize all those problem solving techniques. My mom does the same kind of things – plus, when no one’s around, she uses words I never hear any other time. How can one little bit of machinery make our humans so angry? I’m just glad they don’t get angry like that at us!! 🙂

    • Hey Daisy, Jet here.

      Yes, I didn’t want to mention those unmentionable word thingies… she said a few… NEVER at us, though!

      We’re too sweet, special, dear, important to get angry at! 🙂

  6. Your poor Mom Jet,

    That keyboard sure is up to lots of Mischief!! I love the shaking it option – let’s hope it gets the message?

    Big wags to all of you,

    Your pal Snoopy 🙂

  7. Jet, we have GOOD NEWS for your mom! Our mom has the EXACT SAME Logitech cordless rechargeable desktop, we know because we use it all the time too (but we let our mom type out that long brand name). When ours started doing the very same thing, we contacted the company and found out that within three years of purchase they would replace it with a similar wireless desktop–the one we are using is only two years old! Our mom told them she had an even older one and had replaced it not knowing she could get a free replacement, and they sent her two! She said for you to find your receipt, figure out if you registered it when you bought it, get all the information from the back of it and contact Logitech with their contact form.

    Our mom has repetitive motion syndrome too, which is where we nice warm purring cats come in handy, when she needs a purring hot pack for her hands and wrists. She still uses the old one on an old computer (one of her customers went out of business and gave her a bunch of old stuff) and oddly enough it works fine.

    We hope you can get a free replacement! Let us know!

    • Hey, Jet, just in case you were wondering, I’m Bernadette from The Creative Cat–I didn’t want you to think my message was spam! I really do have the exact same keyboard, had the same problem, and they sent me two. Give it a try! I haven’t got a whole lot of biscuit money either, and it was such a relief when I heard back from them.

      • Hey it’s Jet here. Hi Miss Bernadette.

        We tried to respond and got MALWARE warnings for 2 days. Mom wanted to send a proper response and read a few of your posts to us… plus she got really busy… Thanks for checking in again. She said she’s not sure she can find her receipt though. 😦

    • Hey Sage, Jet here.

      Don’t ya know it. Uh… Sage? Since I am one of those “something else” kind of one of the “dudes in the binder”… Mom said she wouldn’t explain the 2nd part of your comment. She thought it was really funny, though. 🙂

  8. Hi sweet Jetty – OH No not the keyboard – your poor Mom just went through all kinds of computer mischief!! it sure is frustrating! Hoping it gets fixed very soon and Casa Jetty gets a long reprieve (VB!!) of time with No technology mischief!!

    sending smootches and goodnight hugs to you, JJ, Mom Rachel and Puffy xoxoxox

    • Hey it’s Jet here. Hi Miss Wendy.

      Yup, the keyboard. I know. JJ and I DEFINITELY agree that there’s something fishy going on. Love your VBP word, btw. 🙂

      Sending turkey sized Jetty kisses and JJ hugs to you, Mr. David, Jacob, Cassie and Rex. xoxoxox

  9. Hey Jets. Jack here. I am so so so depressed. We did not get to go on our Road Trip to Ohio. The car and carrier were packed and all that needed to got in was our beds. Ms. Susie became ill, we kept postponing hoping that she would get well in time to go, but alas it was not meant to be. Hope the key board thing works out. Mom will have to look but she thinks that she has an extra one. We will let your Mom know.

    • Hey Jack, Hey Ginger, Jets here. Hi Miss Rebecca.

      Oh this is awful, sad, yucky, and a total BUMMER. What if… maybe… the Moms can get together and schedule an impromptu playdate???

      Maybe it will help everyone feel a smidge better???

      Sending Jetty kisses (and chest bumps accordingly) and JJ hugs to you, Ginger, and Miss Rebecca. xoxoxoxo

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