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Thursday, July 16, 2009


Almost three years ago, Brandon and I bought a new computer.  Our last one, a graduation present from my parents had survived single life and seven months in Egypt fairly well and had given up the ghost.  By that point I had given birth to Kathleen, but marching down to the Apple store and giving them a swipe with our credit card in exchange for a big box with an iMac in it actually made me feel more adult than having a child did.  After all 15 year-olds generally can't afford to buy new computers.

Our trusty, aesthetically pleasing iMac is still with us, and will continue to be a member of our family until it decides to leave us, but when arranging the logistics of our impending move, we ran up against a problem.  We will be flying to Cairo and don't favor the idea of our computer box being kicked down the tarmac.  Our UAB (supposedly the "fast" shipment) won't get there for another 2 1/2 months (thanks to Egyptian efficiency and Ramadan).  

So what's a girl to do with no computer for 2 1/2 months?  Brandon briefly tried to convince me that we could make do, but we both knew that wasn't an option.  And so, with a few (really too few for the amount of financial commitment involved) clicks of the mouse, another computer has joined our family.  And it's a MacBook, of course.


Sarah Flib said...

I would have a hard time for 2 1/2 months without a computer, too. Especially in a new place where you want to stay in touch with people and find out more about your new place. Good call.

PaulaJean said...

I second that opinion. Oversees without a computer?? Not an option, in my book.

Lydia said...

exactly. no can do without a computer for 2 1/2 months. oh, and make sure you pack the computer REALLY WELL in the UAB. they destroyed our desktop that was in the UAB. shaken to pieces, idk what they did to it. it was just in pieces when it arrived. sorry, i always have the horror stories. why are we still in this line of work anyway?