Tuesday, June 16, 2009

Shiny and New

Yesterday, after posting my latest blog entry about my laptop, my "vintage" laptop, that was beginning to have un-fixable problems, I opened up an early birthday gift from my husband.

I was in the tub soaking earlier that morning when the doorbell rang. Now let me tell you, I pretty much never answer my door to unexpected guest-- especially not while bathing- but oddly, I got out of the tub, looked out the window, saw that it was the FedEx truck and ran to the front door in my towel. Just as I opened the door, the FedEx man was walking away- but I caught him just in time, and was able to sign for the package, without dropping my towel.

I wasn't expecting anything, but the box had my name on it. It occured to me that I better not rip into it, because it could be an early birthday present for me. There were no clues on the box as to where it came from, who sent it, what was inside, etc. So I called my husband at work and asked him if he knew anything about it. He told me that yes, it was an early birthday present for me, but no big deal and I could just go ahead and open it if I wanted to. I told him I'd just wait until he got home.

Then my whole day happened and I sorta forgot about the package that was "no big deal" anyway. Like my blog said, I went to the Apple store, found out my laptop was vintage and could no longer be (at least regarding certain things) repaired. Boo hoo for me.

By the time my husband got home, I was building my case for why we should start thinking about getting me a new computer. As I was making my points, he was opening the box that had been delivered earlier that morning.

He looked at me and said, "Ok, close your eyes." He pulled out whatever had been inside the box and put it right in front of me on the kitchen counter. I started getting really excited and impatient saying, "Hurry up! I'm about to look!" Finally he said, "Ok- Open your eyes!" And there it was: My new computer.

Could the timing have been anymore freaky? And awesome? He had ordered it last week. It traveled all the way from China and got here in just a few days. Right on my doorstep, just after I had been told I could no longer keep repairing my other one anymore.

This is my first blog- of many more, I'm sure- to write with the new computer! I love the clickity sounds this new keyboard makes. Love the way the keyboard is all lit up! Love the larger screen. Love it. Love it. Love it. It's sleek. And shiny. And new. It feels a lot like it did when I got the other laptop 5 years ago. Yay for me!

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