15 October 2008

The ibook

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!!!


Heather said...

Nice! How wonderful when the good energy of the world comes together. I'll tell all my mac friends in your part of the world.


Timothy said...

Well, see- good things do happen to nice folk!