Friday, April 17, 2009

Playing a Poor Hand

My oldest found his DS nearly broken in two, the top screen hanging by a thread (or wire, as it were).  Since no one had a clue what happened, we deduced that it must have been that Nameless Fiend who roams the house looking for milk to spill, messes to make, and toilets to “miss”.   

In looking at it, I determined the hinge was beyond repair.  There was only one solution to keep it alive.

Ducktaped Ds

Can you say Red Neck?  My son took this picture of me Duck Taping his DS together.   I don’t think it is a long term fix, but it’s the best I can do. 

If there was one positive thing that came of this unfortunate event, it was the attitude that my oldest was able to muster.  I was proud of him. 

Although initially looking for blood, he eventually achieved a thankfulness that it still worked at all.  He planned to tell his friends at school he now had a Red Neck Ds.  In fact, he asked that I cover the whole outside with tape.

So this picture represents quite an achievement for him.

Life is not a matter of holding good cards.  It’s playing a poor hand well.                                         Barbara Johnson 

He’s currently designing his own “skin”.  I wonder if there is a market for custom Red Neck DS skins. . .

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8 comments:

Christina said...

What a joy it must be to see your son making that kind of growth!

Carrie and Troy Keiser said...

Impressed with his good attitude!

Wayne said...

Well its a better fix it job than I could.

Great photo friday

Sarah said...

aww. That's so funny. You might just have something there. ;) You can market anything as long as someone wants to buy it. :))

Karen said...

LOL...

Great thinking. Considering that duck tape was originally invented to hold together the machinery of war, during WW2, I think ...it should hold together the DS :-)

Candace said...

You know, there is camo duck tape!

Adelle Cyr said...

I loved the duck tape use. We live in Texas and use it for everything just about. LOL Just so you know, if you contact Nintendo, for about $60. - $70. you can get an upgrade. Better than the $125.00 for a new one. We've been down that route before. I enjoy your site immensely... Thank you.

Julie said...

I just have to laugh at "duck" tape. My dad is in the AC and home repair business. *whispering*...it's actually "duct" tape ;-)
Lovin' your blog and SO gonna steal your ball-holder idea. You are one clever mama!