Friday, June 23rd 2006
First 45 Minutes Alone in 8 Days

And I’m right here. Yea! Mike’s been out of town for a week, but right now I have almost a full hour ALL TO MYSELF. Yes, I’ve already had the thrill of the much mommy coveted Solo Pee, and now I’m off to ebay, but first a quick request:

Do any of you have computer keyboards (particularly sony vaio laptop users out there) that have these keys on the lower left corner:


Windows flag key thing



If so, and these keys are all to the left of the space bar, could you please leave a comment telling me in which order those 4 little jewels should sit? Thank you. My darling Seth-8mth has an amazing ability to snap off handfuls of keys with just one or two quick little grabs. And the letters’ placement are easy to figure out, but this last bunch, well, not so much.


18 Comments on “First 45 Minutes Alone in 8 Days”

Patrick B
June 23rd, 2006
4:32 pm

Not 100% sure but on most keyboards, Ctrl, Windows, Alt are pretty standard order for the lower left. Never seen a Fn key before.

Hope this helps

June 23rd, 2006
5:00 pm

LOL..I agree with Patrick on that order, and I as well have never seen the other key….what kind of keyboard do you have?
I envy the alone time in the bathroom…I can’t tell you the last time I was able to shower without someone screaming to join me, fighting in the bathroom, or whining for a drink.

June 23rd, 2006
5:29 pm

On my dell laptop it is CTRL, Fn, Windows, then Alt. Hope that helps. Enjoy your time.

June 23rd, 2006
6:40 pm

Oh HolyMama, my youngest is ten and I still long for the coveted Solo Pee! So rare, so rare.

June 23rd, 2006
9:00 pm

Solo pee? What’s that? I have a vague recollection of such a thing, before kids, but I just can’t recall…

I have a Microsoft keyboard, and it’s CTRL, start (with the window thingy), Alt, then the space bar.

June 23rd, 2006
9:40 pm

My laptop is a hp… the keys go from left to right ctrl, fn, windows flag,alt…

Hope this helps!

June 23rd, 2006
9:53 pm

I have a sony viao laptop.
From L-R – CTRL, Fn, windows flag, Alt, spacebar

June 24th, 2006
12:49 am

Sorry, can’t help you there!! I don’t have one of those kind.

Glad to see you’re back : )

June 24th, 2006
12:53 am

HolyMama, thanks so much for visiting my blog and offering your prayer and words of support. They mean so much to me and truly brightened my day :) I do feel a lot of joy about this pregnancy but based on past experience am remaining cautious for now.

In answer to your keyboard question, mine only has three: Control, a windows key, and the alt key in that order. I hope you can get your keyboard back together!

And how are you liking that Kristen Billerbeck book? I read the Ashley Stockingdale series and quite enjoyed it :)

Have a nice weekend!

June 24th, 2006
8:54 am

I don’t have this laptop. I am however, LOL at the fact that your munchkin rips off the keys!! Sorry! My hand is in front of my mouth as an embarrassed sota laugh. Hope it gets fixed soon and that this doesn’t jinx me and little man!! ;D

June 24th, 2006
10:35 am

Sorry I use an Apple…we has different keys :)

Enjoy your alone time!!

June 24th, 2006
11:50 am

Can’t help so much on the keyboard thing. But, I did want to say… I hope you had a splendid, relaxing, refreshing 45 minutes ALL TO YOURSELF!!! You deserved it!!! :-)

June 24th, 2006
12:37 pm

hi holymama!!

i CAN help for sure on the order of your keys; my laptop is a dell inspiron, but here is how they sit

ctrl, fn, windows flag thingy, alt.

L to R.
:) hopefully your 45 minutes of alone time wasn’t too disrupted by this little discovery!

June 24th, 2006
1:26 pm

no clue, sorry I got a Mac!

June 24th, 2006
2:45 pm

Can’t help ya with the computer, but hope you enjoyed your time alone!

blond girl
June 24th, 2006
11:15 pm

Your post spoke louder than words! I’m sure by now your keys are in order. Thank you for the great visual and attendant giggle!

June 25th, 2006
3:21 pm

i see you have plenty of advice on key order… but i have a similar problem- only it was my dog who didn’t wait for an invitation to jump on my lap- and he sent 6 keys flying! So what’s the secret? I managed to snap on most of them, but 2 are just not happening. It seems the little rubber thingys (circles) are not attached either.
Any suggestions?

July 1st, 2006
10:26 am


I have a Dell Inspiron/1100 and I have a Ctrl Fn and Alt key on the left hand side of my space bar. I am not sure about the Window Flag Key, at least, I am not sure where it is, I see some kind of kiey in the top right hand corner that I have no idea what it does. This is my hubby’s computer but I use it for my “Pretty in Pink” Woman’s Ministry which can be found at Check it out sometime.

In Him…By His Grace Alone,


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