A Day without My Computer

Thursday, my computer did not work. The keyboard on my MacBook would not function and I couldn't sign on.  What a calamity! Anyone who spends time with me will tell you that I spend about 5 hours a day on the computer.

Okay, it's not as bad as it seems. Being a retired librarian, I read a lot and my books are on Kobo desktop. I have a Kobo as well but I prefer reading on my computer. I used to buy magazines because I enjoy looking at beautiful pictures: gardens, travel, homes, clothing; now I read blogs. I love reading about daily living of women like me. I have some books in reserve so I read All Our Worldly Goods by Irène Némirovsky, who wrote Suite Française. It wasn't a great book but I enjoyed revisiting La France.

We have one television and Monsieur is watching playoff hockey and action movies. I watch selected dramas on the computer. Sometimes I listen to TED talks or BBC World. All of my music is on the computer. I have an addiction to FUNTRIVIA and like to maintain my class standing. I really am a nerdish woman.

I am always planning a trip or doing research with my computer. I do all banking and make appointments online. Without my digital appendage, I am truly lost. I spent a couple hours troubleshooting and identified my problem:one of my keys was stuck.

I called to make an appointment at the Genius Bar at the Apple Store. The young genius confirmed my diagnosis and tried to remedy it but alas, the keyboard needed replacing. Friday morning, at opening time, I was at the Apple Store to pick up my computer.  What a great reunion! What a great relief! How dependent are you on the computer? What do you use your computer for?


  1. I would hate to have my computer down! Luckily, I could always borrow my husband's, and now I've got my little iPad I could use that in a pinch. But I love having a full keyboard, decent screen, etc. Glad you're reunited with yours!


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