Sunday, March 30, 2014

It's a small world after all

It's amazing just how much we rely on technology.  When my laptop died a quick and painful death about a month ago, I suddenly felt rather cut off from many things.  I use email and FB to keep in touch with friends and family.  I pay bills online and make purchases the same way.  I hardly ever watch television to get the news and weather forecast since it's so readily available on the net.

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!



  1. Wow...that was quick. Technology and transportation has changed so much over the years.

  2. That IS fast!! Wow!! It must be nice to have a computer again. :)

  3. It really is amazing how cut off it feels without ready access to a computer and the internet. Glad the second one was so fast!