It’s Friday today, in case you didn’t know. It’s Labor Day weekend too, a definite bonus in my book. Oh – and I’m rambling a bit this morning too, consider yourself warned.
It’s been a tough week on the work front. I had to help terminate 10 people last Friday so I’m hoping that this Friday will be better. I still have a job which automatically makes it better, but I feel for those who lost theirs. That part of my job doesn’t get any easier no matter how many times it happens.
On a positive note, I’m getting my computer fixed today. I’ve been using my laptop for all of my personal stuff but not too long ago I had this great desktop computer that we used for everything. After four years, though, it gave up the ghost and completely shut down. It had been sitting untouched for the past six months until yesterday when we finally decided to do something about it.
I took the computer to the Apple store to have them put in a new hard drive. It is times like these when I realize just how much work being in charge of a little person really is. If it had been a laptop there would have been no problem. But our desktop is one of those huge 24 inch screen/monitor combos, so getting it into the store was no easy task. You should have seen us – Henry was in a sling on my hip and the computer was riding shotgun in the stroller. Yes, we looked slightly ridiculous and yes, I couldn’t have cared less.
What I did care about, however, was that Apple said they couldn’t upgrade my hard drive for me. They could only replace the original hard drive, which was 500 GB. Um, hello! 500 GB is soooo 2006. You can’t even get a desktop these days with anything less than 1,000 GB and goodness knows I need all of that space. I’m not sure what I’m going to do with it all, but I’m sure I need it.
So I started looking at third party vendors. That is when I found Expert Mac Repair. I called for a quote and was told that for a $100 less than Apple would charge me, I could get a new hard drive that was three times bigger AND I could have it done tomorrow (as opposed to three-four days with Apple) AND I could have it done from the comfort of my home. Seriously? Why would people go anywhere else?
With that taken care of, I picked up my computer from the Apple store and brought it home. When I got back, I saw that our neighbors across the street had a big stork on their front lawn. No, not a real stork silly… a wooden one.
What’s that you say? You haven’t seen them before? They’re awesome! They look like this:
Actually, I’m glad the sign is there because it reminds me that I need to bring them a meal. I remember how appreciated those meals were after Henry was born. Eating was enough of a chore without worrying about actually fixing food.
Now… where was I? Oh yes, today is Friday. Do you see what happens when I’m at home by myself all morning with no one to talk to? I get distracted and start rambling and talking to anyone who will listen even if it doesn’t make sense or is of no particular interest to anyone but my husband and maybe my son too, if I’m lucky.
I guess what I’m really trying to say is, it’s Friday and it’s a holiday weekend too.
Just in case you didn’t know…
What are you doing this weekend?