My laptop went into cardiac arrest over the weekend.
We've been together for over two years now. I'm having trouble coping without it.
It happened so quickly...I don't think it felt any pain. One second it was chugging along as usual as I worked...and then it just froze. Its screen shook a bit, and then it went blank. It was gone. Perhaps it's going off to a better place...one without children trying to put their sticky fingers all over it. A place without dog hair and bird feathers fighting their way into its personal space. A place where I can no longer knock it off of the shelf that I keep it on to protect it from the kids. Yes, I try to keep it safe from the kids and then I go ahead and knock it over myself. It happens sometimes.
I of course rushed it immediately to the Geek Squad Hospital for resuscitation. No luck. Their life-support equipment just wasn't able to assist in the life-and-death matter of my dearly beloved IBM.
It is now resting comfortably at a local IBM-authorized service center, slowly gasping for its last breath...the defibrillators are on stand-by.
We should know more tomorrow. We may have to pull the plug. Literally. Until then, I hope I don't miss any appointments that I can no longer access on its calendar. It will be OK. I may be in mourning tomorrow anyway, so I deserve a day off.
Donations in lieu of flowers can be sent to any Computer-User-Anonymous support group in your local area...
UPDATE - 4/11/07: My Computer is Home
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