Saturday, January 12, 2008

a blessing in disguise

Over the summer, we purchased a used, inexpensive laptop to take with us to Russia. I had already started using it, mainly for surfing the web at night and updating our blog. Last night, it started acting squirrelly, and by this afternoon, I knew the hard drive had failed. I was frustrated!

We decided to have it repaired this week. It's no longer under warranty, of course. We hate having to spend the $$$, but the laptop is no good to us if it doesn't work.

I realized it is a blessing that the hard drive failed now, while we still have time to have it repaired. What if that had happened while we were in Russia? That really would have been upsetting. Things continue to work out for us!

4 comments:

Tiger & Kar said...

Ana - what a great way to look at this! Funny how we all have little mishaps now to prepare us for what may happen in Russia!

Troy and Rachel said...

I am so glad you found out before you were in Russia. It is a good outlook to have!

Debbie B said...

That is a blessing that it happened now.

Rob said...

Hey Ana, if the repair estimate seems too high, it's well worth looking on eBay for a drive for the notebook. Depending on the notebook, replacing the drive may be a pretty easy, although on many the machine must be partially disassembled. But once the drive is installed, loading Windows XP shouldn't take an experienced tech more than about 2-3 hours.

Shoot me an email if I can be of any help or offer any advice!

It is definitely better that the drive fail now, while you have a little time to deal with it, than at the last minute or during your trip!