Fresh Year, Fresh Keyboard

My laptop smells of Windex and soapy, musty almonds, the latter from the all-purpose concentrated cleaner my husband bought from a door-to-door salesman when we moved into our home nearly 11 years ago. I’ve always had an aversion to the smell. Surely we will finally finish off the second gallon of the stuff in 2012. God forbid I just dump it down the drain.

Oh, but my screen is spot and streak free. My keyboard is as clean as it’s going to get. The grey shadows where I rest the meat of my palms are there for good. And the sticky grime on the edges of each key . . . well, I’m not going to spend the day cleaning each nook and cranny with a Q-tip.

It’s interesting to see five years worth of erosion literally at my fingertips. My “N,” “D,” and “L” have complete vanished, and the “C” is surprisingly faint. The “M” and “S” are half-gone and my poor “E” — while the others letters appear gently smudged away, my “E” has three distinct scratches ribbing the surface, as if a frustrated mouse has been typing out its angst.

It feels invigorating to have this clean, fresh surface as I launch into 2012. And it feels great to have my first blog post in nearly a year and a half. An auspicious beginning. May the momentum continue.

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