Because boy does Apollo try my patience sometimes. I have never had such a mischievous, trouble-making pet ever.
This was half my fault, admittedly. I left a cup of tea sitting on my desk this morning, and then went into the bedroom to get dressed.
I heard a very loud crash and my boyfriend yelling at Apollo, followed by a "Oh my god..."
He had jumped onto my desk (which he insists on doing over and over despite our frequent attempts to scold him for it) and knocked the cup of tea onto my desktop computer. There was tea everywhere
It may be toast, I'm not sure yet. I tried to dry it out and turn it on without any peripherals plugged in, and it booted up (but stopped because there was no keyboard attached). But once I plugged the keyboard in and restarted it, it refused to even boot.
So now I am letting it and the keyboard dry out some more.
I was planning on getting a new desktop computer soon anyway, as that thing was ancient. But I had hoped to keep this thing around for file storage (I have massive stores of art files and photos) and to play old games that won't run on Windows 7.
I guess at least I'm just hoping my hard drive is okay. I think it is. That's what I can't afford to lose, as I have so much art on that thing. Some of it's backed up, but some of my more recent stuff isn't, since I ran out of space on my backup drive.
At least I got a nice laptop recently for work, so I still have a computer to use until I either get the desktop running again or get a new one.
Let this be a multipart lesson:
1-Never leave a beverage sitting near any kind of electronics when you have a cat.
2-Always make sure everything is backed up. Don't stall on it just because your backup drive is full.
Sorry guys, just had to vent. We all love our cats of course, but boy, Apollo is a handful sometimes! At least Athena is a little angel.