Tuesday, May 14, 2019

Laptop Repair Reaction {Slice of Life}

I walked in thinking I was going to need to leave my laptop for a repair.  The numbers on the keyboard weren't working and the storage wasn't shifting after deleting large files.  My laptop is probably semi-organized and one of my goals for the summer.  Luckily, my husband had done a backup the night before so when the kind Apple Genius said, we'll need to reset your computer and replace the keyboard; I was ready.  I knew going in to the store I would probably need to leave my computer for overnight.  What I didn't know is my keyboard part would need to be ordered and I would be without my laptop for maybe five days.  I left the store and starting shaking off the worries of not having a laptop a bit like Sharpay Evans from High School Musical, including the little shrill.  My high schooler looked at me and said, "Mom that's a bit dramatic, you'll be fine."  I wasn't sure, she thought I was being silly and I hope one day when her technology isn't available or working she'll remember my little panic and her advise.

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  1. I feel some measure of your pain after a construction crew cut a fiber-optic line Monday that created a school-wide Internet outage for several hours.

  2. I feel your panic, Mandy! My phone died the other day. Like died and couldn't be revived for hours. I felt a sense of panic leaving my house unconnected ... but then I actually felt good! It was a sweet sense of what life used to be like --- not so connected all. the. time. (I since have purchased a new phone ... and of course, I can't put it down because of its newness!) Oh, technology. Best of luck. Hang in there. Enjoy the unconnectedness! (Is that a real word?) Reminds me of the picture book "Unplugged" by Steve Antony! :)