Last week I was totally convinced that I only had 3 weeks left until I went home. I said it to my husband, my friends, my sister. On the morning of the 4th, I was in the shower and I thought: “Wait a minute, today is the 4th…you’re leaving here on the 4th of July…that doesn’t sound like 3 weeks.” I don’t leave for four weeks. That was disappointing – somehow 3 weeks seems so much more doable.
This morning started off with a trip to the Apple store in a nearby mall. I love, love my MacBook! But a little crack had developed along the right front edge near the trackpad. After researching it online I found that many MacBook owners had experienced the same problem and that Apple was replacing the casing for free after deciding it was not caused by misuse – just by the top hitting the bottom when the laptop was being closed. I had an appointment at 9:45 and by 10:45 it was fixed. I got a new keyboard and everything! They couldn’t have been nicer.
When I knew I was taking it in, I bit the bullet and bought a portable hard drive to back up my computer. I can’t believe I went this long without one. So now everything on my computer is backed up and I don’t panic at the thought of losing it all.
On to pretty things. Brenda and I were having a great phone conversation last week and she recommended a blog to me. I quickly went to the blog (while I was talking to Brenda) and gasped at the beautiful photography of Georgianna Lane. I fell in love right then and there. Georgianna is an unbelievably gifted photographer. Brenda was on her computer, I was on mine and we oohed and aahed over everything. An idea came to me: I would start to collect her work, frame it and display it on my stairway wall.
The other day I checked my mail slot and there was a package waiting for me. From Georgianna. Brenda had sent me two of Georgianna’s prints! The package was beautifully wrapped.