Thursday, November 6, 2008

The $210 Trip and Fall

I was walking back to the chair when I tripped over my own feet and ended up on the ground. As I was falling I tried to use the chair to catch myself. However the chair has these neat sliders that help keep your hardwood floors nice. So they slide. Away from you. Especially when you're trying to catch yourself while falling. And while their sliding, anything on the arms of the chairs tend to fall off. Especially if it's your iBook. CRASH! Oh and the whole time, Kevin is just watching me fall.

When I got back up, I found that the computer was okay but the power lead was broken. Of course it's broken! This is the 3rd power lead I've had in three years! I got my iBook in 2004 with the first power lead. Then in late 2005, my adorable pup Les chewed through it. So Kev replaced it. Then in 2007, I noticed more teethmarks in my power lead and so I taped it up. That lasted until early this year. I replaced it this summer because it was no longer powering my laptop. Oh did I mention that if unplugged my laptop doesn't stay on? Bad battery, doesn't hold a charge. Since 2006.

So I bought #4 today. I visited the Apple store on my way to Les' agility class. I got a new power lead ($80). Plus I went ahead and bit the bullet and bought a new battery ($130).

Plus I stubbed my toe on the coffee table.

See I don't need kiddos, I cost myself enough grief and money.