My stupid computer is going to have to get fixed and I fear they might keep it for like a month. There’s nothing to be done about it. It’s still under warranty so the repair should cost nothing, but it’s going to be very inconvenient for you and for me.

The power socket’s loose. I was hoping it was the cord, but I bought a new cord and that didn’t fix the problem. The computer still charges, but only if I jiggle the cord around considerably, then I don’t dare touch the thing for fear of upsetting the connection. Right now the cord is actually scotch-taped in place. It’s only going to get worse; I only noticed this problem two days ago and already it’s worse.

This repair requires someone to crack open the case and solder the socket back in place. I know people who are handy with soldering guns, but opening up the computer would void the warranty, without any remedy if my amateur repair person screws up. I’m afraid there’s nothing to do but turn it in to get fixed.

The last time I had to send my computer in for repairs, it was out for twelve days. And right now it’s the holiday season. Bugger.

I have no one to blame but myself either. I’m the one who kept tripping over the cord and yanking it out of its socket all the time.