I think most of my readers know that I am pretty attached to my laptop. I found blogs just over three years ago and at that time I had a very old laptop with a cracked screen. Before discovering blogs I probably used it about twice a month to check my emails.
So I find blogs in May of ’06 and suddenly the laptop became permanently attached to my lap. By July I couldn’t take it any more so I went out and got a new laptop – my baby! That laptop and I have formed a pretty good friendship. Together we told Nick about my secret desire for spanking that I had kept hidden for nearly a quarter of a century, we met Eva – my twin and the best friend I had ever had. Together we met so many other wonderful people. We wrote stories, posts and emails galore. Many letters are worn off, the E, R, T are gone along with the I, H, K, L and D. We have written Nick many assignments and help us grow so much closer. That computer holds many pictures – family ones for sure as well as some fine spanking pictures I have found over the years.
It was way back in December that I first noticed a little problem with her not closing just right. I was very gentle opening and closing her. But the problem got worse. So I began leaving her opened all the time and stopped taking her on trip with us (we took Nick’s instead). I was really good to her but it kept getting worse and worse and finally one Saturday, near the end of May, the screen part just fell back and there was nothing to do but take her to the hospital.
I got the expected and dreaded ‘We’ll send it off. Should be about 2 weeks’. I waited – didn’t like it, but I waited. Two weeks later I get the call, a recorded message saying my baby was back!! Before I could make it to the car the phone rings again. A live member of the geek squad is calling to say that a new screen had been put on but when then turned it on to check it there was a large line across the screen. They were sending it back, should be another two weeks, AAARRRRRRRRRGGGGGG!!
Be patient, be patient. Tap, tap, tap, pace, pace, pace… the two additional weeks crawl by and the again the call comes. Off we go, plug her in there to be sure everything works and head home! Hit my recliner, grab the cord, plug her in … try to plug her in again… the plug won’t go. WTF! All they did was replace the screen!! This was the same cord I had used before she got sick… was I losing my mind?? But the plug wasn’t working and I was very, very sad.
So today, back to Best Buy for the next round. It seems they did change more than the screen; in fact they changed nearly everything. But they failed to send a new cord along with the new port. They’re mailing me a new one – should take about two weeks – geeze, do then not know any other increment of time???
That noise you hear is me grinding my teeth.