I’ve been having problems with Ed, my laptop, on and off for a while now. He’s been slow and struggling, and intermittently refusing to charge. Even after sending him off to be looked at and being told he just needed a new battery and adaptor he continued to rampage through a handful of power supplies in a little under six months turning them into a pile of useless white bricks and driving my frustration levels up and up.
Finally a few weeks ago, just after Bill had thoughtfully given him a handsome memory upgrade, Ed croaked in a plume of smoke. Literally. I was sat at the table editing my latest html email assignment and noticed a waft of smoke underneath my nose. Completely freaked me out, especially when I realised it was emanating from my dear laptop.
RIP Ed, you have been a beloved and trusty friend for over five years, and you will be sorely missed.
It is imperative that I have a work horse with me on my impending England trip (yay!) because I will have to remotely do some freelance work while holidaying, so Bill and I visited the Apple Store this afternoon and returned home hugging Edwina. I am now the proud owner of a feisty new 13″ MacBook Pro and I cannot tell you how wonderful she is. She is superb and makes me realise just how poorly my beloveEd original laptop had become.
Edwina is already working hard and paying for her keep. I was just able to sit comfortably in bed and crack out my latest freelance project with ease. Couldn’t have done that with Ed.
I will no longer have to fight a petulant Samuel for control of the iMac to talk to Nanna and Grandad, check mail or entertain my social networking compulsion while he is engrossed in trying to watch his “animuls” (Madagascar) or “race cars” (Roary the Racing Car) or “robots” (Wall-E).
My knees and back and general grumpiness levels also thank Edwina as they won’t have to endure being crouched down on the hardwood floor and bent over the low filing cabinets in the front room trying to sneak a catch up with the outside world while fending off my small boy with no sense of personal space.
Welcome to Applegate Edwina.