15 October 2008
As many of you have probably surmised, I use my Mac ibook quite frequently. I enjoy posting on this blog (time permitting) and occasionally check in to touch base with my old and new friends on Facebook. I attempt to read the paper online as well as various other news sources every day (I want to be informed, after all!) I like to chat via Adium (mostly with my brother) as well as use email, my primary mode of communication. Most importantly, I use my computer for school work, as almost all of my course materials, including tests, quizzes, and paper submissions are online via the U of M's Webvista system.
Recently, we had a gathering at "The Ranch." (This is the name we have chosen, tongue and cheek, for our house due to the fact that we live in a subdivision entitled, "The Ponderosa"). The following morning, I discovered that the screen on my computer was cracked. This crack worsened into several cracks which became more pronounced within a few short days. I am not exactly certain who or what caused the damage to the computer but I going out on a limb here and suggesting that it involved children! (Read: Emma)
Sadly, I came to the realization that my computer was soon to be no longer. Procuring a replacement screen and the labor necessary to remove and repair the screen would be cost prohibitive. And, the purchase of a new computer was a pricey proposition.
It was then that Stephanie and Bruce became involved in my computer "saga." Bruce is the owner of Northbrain, a Macintosh consulting company in the Twin Cities. Bruce took my computer with it's cracked screen and migrated it's data to an ibook he graciously agreed to loan me. Meanwhile, I began pricing computers and decided I would wait to purchase a new computer until mid-October in hopes that the rumors of soon to be newly released Macbooks proved true.
A short week after I had dropped off my computer in it's precarious state, Bruce returned to me my computer. It no longer had the cracked (read: unusable) screen but instead, a replacement screen! Bruce had fixed it! The "old" computer works as well as it always did and will continue to provide me my school, communication, news, and entertainment needs for *hopefully* a long time to come.
Bruce and Stephanie refused to take nary a dime from me (despite my fervent attempts) for all of their time and effort! I so very much appreciate their hard work in the restoration of my ibook. More importantly, I am very grateful for their wonderful friendship and unending kindness.
Thank you Stephanie and Bruce!!!