Tuesday, December 01, 2009

Rest In Peace, Trusty Laptop

Back in the day, when we but poor college students starting out in the big world, Jeff made a big purchase. He worked many hours at the farm, and a few other places, to earn enough money to buy a laptop computer. He figured it would help him get a step ahead by being able to work and practice drawing (CAD) on his own computer. This was in 1999, when laptops were still expensive, really, really expensive. I remember the day he got out about $2400 in cash and we drove to GJ to buy the laptop. That was a lot of money, I tell you! Anyway, the laptop has been with us for a long time. It has been used and abused and very well loved. For the last few years it has served as a back-up and for an occasional homework assignment. This past week, it dutifully came to our rescue one last time when Jeff had to reformat our regular computer. After the reformat, the laptop decided it was done. Gone. Kaput. Rest in peace, laptop, rest in peace. Do you think it is too big to make a Christmas ornament out of, Mom? Ha, ha, ha!

1 comment:

DayPhoto said...

You gave me a chuckle!

Rest in peace, laptop!

Linda
http://coloradofarmlife.wordpress.com/