New Computer

When I was preparing for my Recreational Aircraft Association meeting this past Monday, I was suddenly hit with a fairly big dilemma.  One of the hinges on my laptop broke and when I tried to close it, chunks of plastic went flying off.  I tried everything to line up what remained of the hinge, but I couldn’t get it closed.  I need my laptop for my monthly RAA meetings, so it’s kinda imperative that I can open and close it for transportation.  Fortunately, Chuck had a laptop he could lend me for the night.  I still can’t believe I had to buy a new computer just because a hinge and some plastic broke!  The guy at Future Shop (where I bought it) said that it would probably be between $200-300 to repair.  Fortunately, there was a good computer on sale that day, so I asked them to set it aside and Chuck would pick it up the next day.  Here’s the damage to my old one:

 

And here’s the new one, which I’ve had for a few days now:

Yup, still in the box.  I was too tired after my interview, flights and work on Tuesday to do anything beyond laying in bed like a lump.  Unfortunately, the fatigue spilled over into yesterday, and I had a fairly hard time making it through the day at work.  The worst part, I was going with my mother and friend to a concert that night!  We went to Hamilton Place to see Sarah McLachlan.  At least the drive was quick into Hamilton, and it left us over an hour for dinner before the show.  After we ate, we walked across the street to Hamilton Place.  We had great seats – about 15 rows back and off to the left.  Not surprising, Sarah sounded perfect.  You know how some singers don’t sound too good live?  Well, not her!  I was happy to hear many of her songs from the last five to ten years, plus some newer stuff.

It was a great night!  I’m really glad I was off today so I could sleep in.  Mind you, I don’t feel like I caught up on my sleep at all.  I had a doctor appointment in Fonthill this morning.  Then I used my Nexus card to cross the Whirlpool Bridge in Niagara Falls to pick up a package (one of Chuck’s peeps lets us use his mailbox which is just on the other side of the bridge).  After that, I went over to the Book Depot for their big box sale.  $30 for a big box of books.  There were thousands of books and it was a complete zoo – as it always is during this sale.  I didn’t stay as long as I wanted to because I was hit with a bad headache about an hour into my shopping.  Still, I was able to fill a box, so I’m good to go!

Oh, while I was taking the picture of my new laptop in the box, Abby was drawn to the flash.  She hinted that I take her picture as well.  How could I say no to a face like this?



Today’s symptoms:  I quite weak and fatigued from my busy week (busy for me, anyway!)  I think I’ll have to take a headache/sleeping pill combo tonight.  I have more body aches and pains than normal too – probably made worse from being overtired.

Posted by Lizzy McFly at 3/17/2011 6:44 PM

 

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