I haven't posted for ages due to a proper head-down marathon attempt at finishing the current book. Inevitably, at some point I was going to test my own inventive capacity for procrastination, and this morning it was apparently imperative that I deep-clean my computer keyboard. At once. Thoroughly. Including removal of all the keys and liberal scrubbing with cotton buds, followed by the violent attentions of the vacuum cleaner to get rid of all the fluff (is the cat actually sleeping ON the keyboard?).
There's just one tiny problem now. The keyboard is gleaming. As is the rest of the desk, as one rather threw the other into sharp relief. The thing is, it turned out to be quite an art removing each key with a tiny flat screwdriver and for the first one or two I attempted, they pinged wildly round the room landing with glee in cups of coffee, plant pots, lampshades and ... well, somewhere else I've not yet discovered. So hypothetically speaking, just how important is it to have 2 "Alt" keys? I mean, surely one is all anyone really needs? Even if speed touch-typing, you rarely reach for Alt in haste, do you? Hmmm.
Oh well, at least now my keyboard matches the plot of my book. Let's hope I get to fill the holes in both sooner rather than later.
[Oh and I've just noticed I've put two of the keys on the top right back in transposed positions, in case you were about to point it out. I'll get right on that as soon as I've sieved the coffee cups for the missing key.]