Dear Laptop, I took advantage of a Thanksgiving sale...

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Dear Laptop,

We've had a good run. A really good run. By my count, a 7 or 8 year love affair.

We've traveled the world. Lived in two countries. Seen me through my wedding, two houses, a cat, a puppy and two kids. You helped me start my online business.

But, like many good things, this relationship had to end.

Your age is showing; you're slow and cumbersome now. Parts of you are faltering. There's nothing more that can be done to save you.

I've resuscitated you several times, with life support (new batteries), memory enhancing medications (more RAM), duck tape (long story), and prosthetic device for your dysfunctional sensory system (mouse pad).

For several months I've been saving my pennies to replace you by selling homemade goods in my online store on Etsy. I knew this day was coming, and I have been planning for some time now.

And today, I ordered your replacement:

HP Pavilion 15z - Image courtesy of HP

HP has an awesome sale for Thanksgiving and Black Friday. I was able to custom build a 2TB, 12GB computer for an insane price. It really beats your original 4GB memory. Sorry.

And because I shopped thorugh my account, I earned 4% back. That should be close to earning me a $25 gift card at Amazon. Or PayPal. Or wherever I want!! WOOT!!

AND, IT'S PINK!!!!!!!

I'm sorry, old girl. I'm putting you out to pasture. But, we had a good run. We really did.

With all my love and appreciation,


Can you tell I'm excited?! I hardly ever buy myself something, especially big things. And I've been saving for *so* long, working hard. And, at the end of the day I needed it, but it feels so good to have worked so hard at my Etsy sales and have another* thing to show for it!!!

(If you'd like tips on how I bought my new 'puter without dipping into the family checking account, {click here} - it's a good read if you're looking to make a little extra moola for hobby purchases or for anything your heart desires, really!)

*My last purchase for my Etsy company was a new sewing machine - a Janome Memory Craft 6500P^. And it is AWESOME.

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  1. Congratulations! Welcome to the family pink HP! You'll have to think of a good name for the new baby!

  2. Getting this new baby is going to be like trading in the 1964 VW Bug for a Lamborghini!!! The speed is going to be insane!!!!! Congratulations on figuring a way to buy it without nailing the budget with a huge hit!

  3. I really like HP computers. Congrats on your new business accessory!


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