Not long after setting up the keys, I was carelessly trying to unplug a cable from the rear of my PC. The tower has two open expansion slots where I briefly added a sound and a video card...the strip of metal in-between the two bays has a razor edge. It was so sharp that I didn't even feel it at first, it wasn't until I started bleeding on my keyboard that I realized I had sliced my finger on my computer.
I returned my attention to the keyboard and found it to be in appalling condition. The jack where the power cord should be attached was gone. I have no idea were it went...I was drunk for ten years, things disappeared. But I just cannot seem to reconstruct the events leading to the removal of that cable plug.
I found an old vacuum cleaner cord, stripped one end off of it and used stray bits of scotch tape and post-it notes to attach the cord to the wires inside of the synthesizer. I wasn't sure what to do with the loose ground wire...should I ground it to the chassis of the keyboard? To the metal tubing of the keyboard stand? To my belt buckle? I wound up capping it off with aluminum foil and shoving it back inside the contraption.
I celebrated my accomplishment with a pair of pippins and a tuna sandwich, after which I felt an urgent compulsion to floss. When I went to pull a length of waxy string from the dispenser, the little metal doo-hickey that cuts the floss popped out of the box and landed in the sink.
I picked it up and tried to re-insert it into the package...it didn't fit right, so I decided brute force was probably the best solution and pressed down really, really hard with my thumb. I lost my grip and I wound up puncturing the finger pictured above, which had just finished healing.
Sometimes I wonder...