wings and things

What to do if your computer overheats.

on December 15, 2013

In the southwest of Western Australia we are experiencing a heat wave and, at 7.30pm the thermometer in the kitchen is nudging 38 degrees C to over 40 and apparently tomorrow will be even hotter. Oh that’s great – the air conditioner in the car stopped working a week ago and I have to take Ming up to Perth tomorrow for his surgery on Tuesday. I am going to be so worried about the animals in this heat (yes I’m just a tad worried for Ming too). Ming suggested he drive himself up for the surgery (that’s how nonchalant about it he is) and I have to admit I was a bit tempted but no, of course not.

So we are booked in to a hotel within walking distance from the hospital so that we can have a ‘night before’ get together with friends, a good sleep, then walk up to the hospital at 6am on Tuesday. Ming spent a couple of hours with Anthony at the nursing home today and we got Ants home yesterday for the afternoon so I am hoping he will remember what is happening and why I am not visiting. I will ring him of course but that is problematic in itself because he is often unable to remember how to answer the phone. But Ants hugged us both and wished Ming luck and said he would understand if I didn’t see him for a few days.

Oh, that’s right – this is about what to do if your computer overheats.


Put a frozen package of something or other under it and it will gasp with relief!

30 responses to “What to do if your computer overheats.

  1. cobbies69 says:

    I love the idea… 😉 😉

  2. Colline says:

    I need to remember that! 🙂

  3. ingridrick says:

    That’s amazing – the computer cooling mechanism I mean (I’ll bet they’ll look at that one in a few years with disbelief!). All the very best to Ming for his surgery too . … and, well, what I see of the advances in technology now – it is AMAZING … a lot different to when you and I were nursing Jules!

  4. ingridrick says:

    medical technology that is

  5. good luck with everything–and considering the heat maybe you should treat yourself as well as the laptop

  6. I cannot imagine driving in that heat without air-conditioning
    (although of course we used to do it all the time before there was car air conditioners).
    Remember those little side windows that you could twist to make a breeze in the car?
    (or am I that much older than you?)

  7. bulldog says:

    Good wishes for Ming and take it easy on the road… must remember the frozen food for the computer…

  8. Will be thinking of you and Ming … Diane xo

  9. Drive carefully and good luck with the surgery Ming!

  10. tootlepedal says:

    I hope the trip goes well.

  11. Clever idea of hot computer. Good luck with everything and hoping for a successful surgery and complete recovery.

  12. That is definitely shwoing us ingenuity at its best ! 😀 Good luck with the drive and all the luck in the world for Ming. 😀

  13. janeslog says:

    Wrap it in a plastic bag and put it in the fridge for a short time.

    Hope everything goes well with Ming and he is out soon.

    What is your chocolate like with the heat? British chocolate will probably just melt, so do they put something in it to stop it melting.

  14. tersiaburger says:

    Great technology!! Good luck with the trip and Ming’s surgery. You are in my thoughts, my heart and my prayers. Good luck my friend. xx

  15. best wishes for the next few days

  16. Vicki (from Victoria A Photography) says:

    Sorry to hear about that heatwave – I can well imagine how worrying it must be for the animals while you are away – especially the ones with the woolly coats. I’m sure Ming will sail through the surgery after the more serious epic last year. It’s all about perspective.

    It is really quite pleasant over here in Melbourne at the moment, but warming up towards the end of the week. Our worst weather is usually in February.

    Best wishes for a speedy recovery for Ming and here’s hoping the surgery has the desired positive outcome.

    And try not to worry Julie (Pleeeeease).


  17. I hope Anthony remembers why you are unable to see him, it really sucks having no air con in the car it will make the trip hot and sweaty but I think staying in the hotel the night before is a good idea.

  18. janechese says:

    OMG. You are getting plus 40 and we were getting minus. Glad that’s over…very funny solution-whatever works!

  19. FlaHam says:

    Julie, Have a safe trip, relax and let the doctors do the bulk of the freting. I am sure Ming will be okay, and I am sure you will survive. Ants may wonder, but I am sure you will also find a way to keep him calm. I am sure the weather is a bother, but I live in Florida where it is really friggin hot 80 pct of the time and the 20 percent just hot. :LOL LOL. You will survive and so will I. Please take care, give Ming my best, and do the best you can. Take Care, Bill

  20. Lynda says:

    Great solution, Julie! Your computer stays cool and you get a MRE (miltary speak = meal ready to eat) as a bonus! 😉

    Glad you are taking Ming and not letting him drive himself! He is so brave, isn’t he? xo

  21. tersiaburger says:

    Hi my friend. Just a quick note to let you know that I nominated you for two awards – The Dragon Loyalty Award and The Blog of 2013 Award. I know you don’t accept awards but I want to thank you for your love and support. I am so grateful that we met. I hope that your year ahead will also be a better one. You are always in my heart and thoughts.

  22. Judith Post says:

    Fingers crossed for you and Ming.

  23. sandradan1 says:

    Oh I must try this when we’re in Spain. Thx. SD

  24. susanpoozan says:

    I hope that all went well for Ming and that it is a little bit cooler for you today.

  25. mrs fringe says:

    Thinking of you and Ming, hoping his recovery is progressing smoothly ❤

  26. cecilia says:

    My daughter is in Melbourne (almost wrote Mellie!) and they are hot hot hot too, Though it is not unusual out there.. All the best for Ming and you and Ants. Hope the surgery day in not too traumatic tho that is kind of a dumb thing to write!! Kupa says .. well actually Kupa says nothing, but he deeply wishes he were sitting under the trees in the heat with your flock! take care.. c

  27. Thoughts and prayers for all three of you Jules, and your critters on the farm of course. ~

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