Thursday, February 8, 2007

Sooo, what else has Cliff been up to today?

It's been only a month ago that I mentioned, in an entry, that I had to take this computer to the shop... and as it turned out, the problem was dust.  OK, so today Cliff was going to the shop for something and I said, "Put some air in your pup, please, and bring it in here.  Let's blow the dust out of my computer."  (I hope you folks know what a pup is... it isn't Sadie.)

It's been only a month, I figured; how much dust could there be?  Well surprise, surprise.  Clouds of dust went flying when the air hit.

Cliff was amazed, and figured there had to be a way to keep some of the dust out of there and still let the computer breathe.

Enter the duct tape and furnace filter.  It isn't on the computer, but on the back of the part of my desk that houses the computer.

He said he'd feel stupid if I blogged about his invention... his "rig"... but he didn't tell me I couldn't.  So I'm doing it now, while he's at work.

I didn't have a chance to make Better Homes and Gardens anyhow, so who cares?

18 comments:

amy122389 said...

THAT is a great idea.....I'm always pulling out bits of dust from the back of my computer, too.  I'm embarrassed at how much, actually.  I knew I wasn't that great of a housekeeper, but my goodness....lol....

~Amy

cyandfayedavis said...

OK...lightbulb moment!  This is a very good idea as most "rigs" are.  Aren't we glad we live with men that can "rig" things?  YES WE ARE!

randlprysock said...

Ya for Cliff getting the puter working!!  Hugs,
Lisa : )

mawmellow said...

Wonderful invention and you have me thinking about mine now, too !! You better rush and get a patent on it !!! :)

csandhollow said...

Since mine is under the desk it is not getting as much dust as it once wwas. I have been considering a clean air machine. It is so dusty here. I think my computer is going Sunday for a cleaning and an upgrade on some software.

ora4uk said...

whatever works....and does the job...nuff said!!!  Hugs...Ora

suzypwr said...

They sure can get dusty, can't they?

xoxo

marainey1 said...

I have so much cat hair floating around here that maybe that would help out here too! What a creative guy you have !  'On Ya' - ma

plieck30 said...

Its so nice to have a man around the house. Paula

woodmotorsports said...

I've had computer cases that had filters over the fan inlets...and the filter looked very similar to furnace filter fabric. I thnk that's a fine idea.

fierrorachel said...

Great idea, Dad!  I think that rocks, as does most of his riggings.

fmgruber said...

Good idear. I need  to blow my computer out. If I can stay out of horsepistols long enough.

fmgruber said...

Good idear. I need  to blow my computer out. If I can stay out of horsepistols long enough.

firestormkids04 said...

I've got to send you a picture of my computer area! Similar desk, similar flooring, same plastic drawers.  Great idea, too.  I might consider it, LOL.  Tell Cliff I think he does a lot of cool things.  Blessings, Penny  http://journals.aol.com/firestormkids04/FromHeretoThere
http://journals.aol.com/firestormkids04/TimeforaLittlePoetry

lanurseprn said...

Good idea Cliff!
Pam

bnanajm said...

WOW - does he make house calls?

nanlynska said...

MOVE OVER MARTHA STEWART !!!  Here comes MOSIE !!   Great idea Cliff. Thanks for sharing MO.

helmswondermom said...

Well, I think that's about the brightest idea I've heard in a long while, and I just may use it myself.  I hate having to blow all that dust out, but try to at least once a week.  It's horrible back there.
Lori
http://journals.aol.com/helmswondermom/DustyPages