Today was the second day of Digital Summit in Seattle and I’d been looking forward to it for weeks. I fell asleep while working last night, and didn’t pay any mind to the odd position my laptop was in when I picked it up to put it in my laptop bag.
I decided to drive instead taking a Lyft this morning, and boy, am I glad I did. I got to McCaw Hall, ran upstairs to get a little work finished before heading into a session, opened the lid of my laptop and was greeted by this.
Oh yes, that odd position my laptop was in? The charger had slipped off, gotten between the lid and the keyboard, and at some point, my cat walked/sat on my laptop enough to put the pressure on the screen. So, I closed the laptop, ran back to my car, and went to Best Buy.
Pro tip: Best Buy doesn’t do hardware repairs on Macs.
I got back in my car and drove north to the nearest Apple Store. After an hour wait, they told me that the cost to replace the display is …
The cost for a new 13″ Macbook Air? $799
So after getting price quotes from a few repair shops, I decided that I would turn my laptop with the busted screen into a “desktop” computer at my home office with my external monitor, keyboard, and mouse.
After picking up my new laptop from Best Buy (and yes, I did use Ebates to buy it online and do store pickup so I could get cashback, thank you very much), I decided I needed to head home. By the time all was said and done, I had missed a majority of the conference and just did not have it in me to network.
Literally 2 minutes away from being safe & sound inside my apartment, I nearly got into a car accident because someone decided that they were going to go straight instead of turning right right at the last second. As in, he’d already started to turn, so I started to pull out and he changed directions mid-turn and almost t-boned me.
But I’m home, safe and sound. I know it could’ve been worse, and I am incredibly lucky to have the savings in place to afford the new computer. (Oh, you should go read my last blog about that.)
So, it’s only Tuesday but it’s been a terrible, horrible, no good, very bad Tuesday. Let’s just hope the week gets better.
Tell me something frustrating and something good in your life right now.