dead laptop

Hewlett, We Have A Problem…

on January 2, 2009

It happened. The laptop has officially bitten the dust. But before everyone starts the freak out and condolences, I’m not that torn up about it. I mean, I hope to get my stuff off of it and I’ll take it in to see if it can be fixed. No major crash, the on button won’t work anymore. My stuff should all be in there if I ever get power back to the thing. But all my writing is on my flash drive, so no WIP has been damaged or lost in this catastrophic event.

My online classes don’t start again until the 12th so I’m not screwed on doing homework for now. And the really good news is I have the bestest boss in the world. My company is buying me a new laptop. Not because I’ll use it for work, just because they can. I customized my Dell online today and it’s so pretty. I even picked this sweeping design for the top that’s called chill pattern. That’s it in the picture. Isn’t it pretty?!

No more HP’s for me. I’ve only had this thing for two years and I’m not that hard on computers. I’m getting the four year full service warranty on the Dell so anything happens to this new one, they’ll come to me to fix it. I’m all about that.

Not exactly the way I wanted to start the year, but really no big deal. If all goes as planned, I’ll have my spiffy new model very soon and kiddo will have a laptop she can keep in her room. With parental controls in place, of course. It’s a win-win for everyone really.

So, how is your new year starting? Are you off on the right foot? Hitting icebergs already? Anyone have any insight on my power button dilemma?