Last month my laptop decided to take early retirement. Just like that. No notice. No time to buy a card or make cupcakes; invite the neighbors over.
Oh, and no time to back up the hard drive which contains so much of “me.” My photos, my musings, and most haunting — My iTunes collection. (An eclectic treasure trove of close to 10,000 songs.) That was a rough day. Lots of cold sweat.
My father’s tech-consult confirmed the problem was in the motherboard.,
Motherboard. Since then the word sounds like a curse word in my mind. “Back off, you %$#*** Motherboarder!” He said the hard drive could probably be restored — and when I got a new laptop he could hook it up for me. Which was a relief, but…
Missy = NO $$$$$$$…………so I would wait until I saved the money (which would probably be right before kingdom comes.)
I have been blogging/facebooking/emailing/checking bills…all from work. FOR SHAME, I know. Don’t tell my boss. (Who is also my Dad.)
I was floored… “I’m not worthy, I’m not worthy.”
But I am also very grateful and …..happy as a clam in jam.
So “IN YOUR FACE, MOTHERBOARD!!!”
To quote Beyonce*….”Don’t you ever for one second get to thinking your irreplaceable.”
* DID I REALLY JUST QUOTE BEYONCE????