Technology-Imposed Hiatus

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Apologies to anyone following my blog, wondering why there haven’t been any recent posts.  My motherboard died on my Sony Vaio.  I took my laptop to Abt (for those of you who don’t live in Chicago, Abt is the electronics toy store for adults – let’s face it, it’s mostly for guys, as we like things that plug in, light up and make noise), as I have an extended service contract with them.  At first they told me they’d put a 2-day rush on the part.  Then a few days later they told me it would be 7-10 days.  THEN they told me it would be a few more days.  THEN they told me they’d give me a loaner….then I found out that they had receive the motherboard and installed it…..but that the keyboard and mousepad were also fried and that those parts were on order.

Mind you, this all transpired over two weeks and one day.  I’m starting my third week with no laptop, but through the generosity of a good friend, I finally have a loaner.  I’ll be calling Abt later today to find out if the parts will REALLY be in on Tuesday and if I’ll get my laptop back on Wednesday.  In the meantime, I’ll be using this very nice temporary laptop, which is far, far better than typing up all my emails on my Blackberry using my thumbs.

HAT TIP: To Art Hopkins and Steven Getto for the spell check on ‘hiatus’!

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