my laptop suddenly went black and i couldn’t do anything to revive it

  soon left in the hands of my local miracle-working tech wizards

the diagnosis wasn’t the best

 it quickly landed in their icu unit

after some long days passed

and lots of finger-crossing

they somehow managed to save it

took it all apart

unwired, rewired, cleaned parts,

twisted things, fidgeted with things, checked things,

moved things, tested things,

put the puzzle all back together

 (the technical play by play)

and wow – it now works

i’m squeamish so i didn’t ask for too many details of the surgery

 the prognosis moving ahead was

“it will last for a while longer”

(like all of us)

 there could be many reasons

why it had a near-death experience

just happy that it’s working and back in action

and that’s a very good thing.

“a lot of people asked me if it was frustrating not having a clear specific diagnosis,

but i didn’t mind. i just chose the most optimistic diagnosis.”

-karen duffy

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  1. Oh, Beth, we have all had to deal with such an ailing member in our lives – one who is much loved, whose relationship with us is comfortable and contenting and for whom we are willing to keep the life support alive for however long we can. That member cannot be replaced – and an ungraded new version feels like too much work to undertake. I’m glad you were able to rescue what you have with this ‘cannot be replaced’ member of your family!

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  2. Great analysis, Beth! You’re ready for a TV gig should someone come up with a new reality show about fixing computers.😎 I’m glad you got the old boy off life support.

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