Gentle Readers . . . and Maxwell,
My laptop is home, but she is wounded and not working properly.
I should not have taken her to a repair store without talking to Willy Dunne Wooters first. He had a good experience with this chain of stores, but the place he used is in a different location. The store closer to my home is run by children. They might be self-described nerds, but they are not very responsible nerds.
They want $200 to repair her. Don't tell Lappie that I said this, but she's not worth it. She only cost about $400 in the first place.
Therefore, I'm not spending $200 on her. Yes, I can duct tape her together (it's the bottom case that came apart in one corner), but she'll have to be replaced at some point.
And she is not the same sweet Lappie I took to the store run by child nerds. Ads pop up on her all the time. Notices pop up that say Google is tracking my searches. I know I had some kind of blocker on her, but I can't remember what I did before to make her my darling Lappie.
Oh, dear. Oh, dear. Oh, dear.
I bet one of you will remind me how to make her into my Lappie again, or Willy Dunne Wooters will help.
I'm not thinking clearly after my terrible experience with the little boy nerds.
Infinities of love,