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May you and your computer enjoy good health in 2007!

January 1st, 2007 · No Comments

Here is what I wish I could give you for 2007: good health for you and your computer! I didn’t realize how much I took for granted until 2006. This year I went to the doctor more than I wanted to go. Of course, who wants to go to the doctor? I am fine now but it was a good reminder of my own mortality. I realized how I take my own health for granted. The older I get, the more precious it is. Life is a gift. A bad head cold Christmas week reminded me again. If I can breathe, I will be grateful.

This year was also remarkable for laptop troubles. I don’t want to mention this again but I can’t deny its impact. It took months to recover from the emotional and physical damage done by the theft. Now I only think of it whenever I consider taking my laptop out of the house: how will I avoid locking it in the car again? Cleaning the bulletin board on my desk this past week, I took down this sticker the police gave us. Closing that chapter. For Christmas I gave the girls a copy of Schoolhouse Rock, one of the last things in my stolen laptop bag that I had not yet replaced.


Even after my new MacBook arrived at the house in May, it has not been a smooth path. First I had to send it back in October for Random Shutdown. I was impressed though by the speed of the repair.

Then after the power outage in December, my laptop no longer recognized the battery. AppleCare told me to borrow another battery from someone or take it to the store to test and determine whether the battery or the computer had the problem. Before I was able to follow their advice, my laptop started shutting down randomly again, so AppleCare sent me a new battery last week.

I’m sorry to hear Patrick Scoble is having problems with his new machine. This year I realized you don’t know what you’ve got ’til it’s gone, even if that is something as simple as a reliable computer. Life can be aggravating and frustrating without it.

Be grateful for what I have. Accept what comes with grace. Help others who are in need. Those are attitudes I want to take from 2006 into 2007.

Postscript: My apologies for the number of posts today: both my computer and I are finally healthy this holiday season so I am making up for lost time…

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