Somehow, I've managed to keep the same power strip from my first computer I ever had when I was 11 years old. This means I've had all my important data relying on a piece of garbage that was about 16 years old and was probably going to not only fry my beloved electronics, but probably catch something on fire. DON'T ASK, I really don't know! Replacing a power strip was really not something I ever thought or worried about, until Jade started scooting around on his own. Then my cable mess became a HUGE concern. Last week I got a pretty substantial check from what was left over from my financial aid, so I figured, "why not?" Even better, I found one that actually concealed all my cables for the most part! It's a Belkin BZ111200-06 11-Outlet Conceal Surge Protector, and it's $24 at Amazon. Worth every penny! I forgot to take a before picture to show you how gnarly it really was (because I was so excited to get everything set up!), but in this picture taken in our old apartment, you pretty much get the idea:
|Holy hell! How nasty is that? Also, AWWWW. Jade loves when dad plays guitar!|
Does my heart good to see this look so tidy! And in case you're wondering about the 16 year old beast of a power strip:
|D: D: D: Those are 10 years worth of nicotine stains. I used to smoke something fierce, you guys have no idea.|
Anyone buy anything simple lately that improved their lives dramatically?