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No laptop = No work

My laptop screen shattered inside…the LCD panel I think it is. I have a Dell for my work laptop and its not even a year old. Dell tried to argue with Ken and say that it wasn’t covered under the warranty and it was going to cost $350 to fix. Then they said $250. Finally they agreed to cover the cost. I’m telling you take my advice…don’t give into Dell if you have a warranty!

This is my laptop:
Broken laptop screen

My stress level has been really high lately as it is. I haven’t been able to shrug things off as easily as usual. Then this happens and I am just all kinds of freaking out. So much of what I do every day is on my laptop. Our business database. My checking account register. My accounting software for both of our businesses. Ugh. I back up my files pretty regularly, but not often enough. Thank goodness for small miracles because if I wasn’t able to hookup my laptop to my family room TV right now to move everything to our external hard drive I would probably be crying right now.

Yay, it works on my TV!
Thankfully I can hook it up to TV to back up files

The box to ship my laptop to Dell won’t be here until Friday most likely so I will probably be able to work tomorrow and for a bit on Friday. Dell told Ken it could take up to 15 business days, but the email I received said it shouldn’t take more than a week.

I am already thinking about the stuff that I could be doing next week. Hopefully it will be sunny out and I can sunbathe. Maybe go get a massage. Read some books on my iPad. Maybe I will work on those videos I’ve been meaning to make. Some scrap booking. Get some liposuction. Trip to the casino. Get a tattoo. Okay…I got carried away there for a bit.

Should be an interesting week next week!

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  • Reply Karen May 13, 2011 at 5:17 pm

    My husband fixes Lap tops for all his co-workers(His major in college was Computers),and our Printer got shipped off for 3 weeks one time because I broke it!LOL. I would love to do more Graphic Design work on ours.I miss Drawing. Hey,and I’m right with u on the Massage and Lipo.-I prayed that the scale would read under the Doctor’s office! Luckily it did. Massage first-Then I won’t care what happens!

    • Reply Candi May 17, 2011 at 1:57 pm

      I wish my hubby could fix computers and such. I know more about this kind of thing than he does. Congrats on the weigh in!

  • Reply Michele May 12, 2011 at 4:56 pm

    Heh. Wait until I get there and we can go get liposuction and tats together! Sorry about your laptop, that sucks, but enjoy yourself next week! :)

    • Reply Candi May 17, 2011 at 1:58 pm

      That would be awesome!!!

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