This summer will forever be known as the Season of Ridiculous Mostly Unexpected Expenses
- Our air conditioner broke. $160 Repair
- Chris was in a fender bender. Literally. New Fender: $300
- The air conditioner guy let us know we needed a new water heater: $800
- I somehow fried the battery in my ereader: $150
- Chris scratched the lenses on his glasses: $200
- New bed (it’s a long story): $850
- Bridesmaid dress and tuxedo for my sister’s wedding: $450
- Plane tickets home for the holidays, purchased five months in advance: $800
And I don’t even want to start adding up race entry fees, open water swim passes, wet suits, bike repairs, and other miscellany with our new triathlon habit.
So when I accidentally splashed champagne onto my shiny, less than one year old MacBook Air, my heart sank. I managed to fry to sound card and ruin the keyboard, but my bank account was pleading for mercy. Repairs would probably cost about as much as a new one.
But of course, Apple always come through for me. The guy at the genius bar told me everyone gets one get-out-of-jail-free card, and they would do the repairs, to the tune of $750, for free! Summer of Ridiculously Expensive Things is over. Autumn of Happy Good Luck is here!
So now, I wait. And repeatedly hit refresh.