If you follow me on Twitter or Facebook you will know that I've been without my computer for almost a week. Last week I came home to find my lovely Macbook stuck on the wretched grey start up screen. I took it to my local PeachMac and had to ship it out to be fixed.
I've had this happen before when I was in college so it wasn't as traumatic this time. I obviously was not a happy camper but I knew there wasn't anything to do but get it fixed.
The positive side of this was that it forced me to embrace some much needed unplugged time. Because one of my jobs is dependent upon being online I wasn't 100% disconnected, I did use my friends computers and my old Powerbook G4 but just purely for my classes; not for Blogging, Photo Editing, Facebooking, Youtubing, Pinning, etc. The first few days were hard because I had lists of things that I needed to work on, but once that uneasiness passed I embraced the unplanned freedom and spent my time doing other fun and lovely things.
All that said, if I'm being honest I was literally clapping and bouncing up and down when I received the call that it was fixed and ready to be picked up.
A little side story: Last night I went to PeachMac and picked up my computer. I got all the way home, plugged it in and discovered that it wasn't my computer at all. There had been a mix-up from the care center and the computer was mislabeled. I called PeachMac right away, went back to the store, a little sad because I thought I was going to have to wait another week for my computer to be sent to the right place. But luck would have it that after some searching they were able to find my computer. I was sure to have them turn it on, in the store to make sure. Lesson learned. To be honest I was a little worried at one point but the employees at PeachMac handled the situation wonderfully and I left with my computer in hand which receives two big thumbs up from me.
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