Truth be told, I wasn't completely cut off. I had my work laptop that I could sneak in a few personal tasks. And that did come in handy while looking for a new machine.
I thought I located the perfect replacement, an HP running Windows 7 with plenty of memory and large hard drive. But a couple of days after I ordered it from a vendor on Amazon I got a notice that they oversold that model and no longer could fulfill my purchase. Back to square one!
Himself found a website where I could order a Toshiba to my specifications and the price was comparable to the HP I had wanted. So I placed my ordered and hoped for the best.
We joked around that I would get it eventually, that it was going to be on the proverbial Slow boat from China. We weren't completely off base with that guess. It was being put together there, in a city called Chongqing.
But, what we were completely wrong about was the speed of delivery. FedEx was notified at 11:31pm on Sunday (3/10) and it was in my grubby little hands on Friday morning at 11:13am (3/14).
That blows my mind. Only five days and it was here!
It's a small world after all!