July 18, 2008


Ardent Automotive & Computer Corner

One of those days when everything could go wrong, but because of decent people it doesn't.

I took the van in and told them to do whatever it needed. I love my mechanics (Ardent Automotive in Burlington - Jim & Nigel), and trust them implicitly. We have a big trip coming up. Now, 'do what it needs' is a blank cheque to some places.

I picked it up....53 bucks. Less than half the cost of a tank of gas.

On the way to picking up the van, I had to drop off my computer tower. It was overheating or something - I diagnose computers with less aptitude than I do vans - and I had no clue what to do. In the past, I have been known to freak out and run and buy a new computer. No computer = no job. To top it off, I couldn't remember the name of the place I wanted to take it.

The last time Webgod Jeff and I were doing some computer repairs (okay, that's a stretch to include myself in that sentence), we needed a fan. Jeff said. So, we went to one of the Big Places, and got told a new fan was something like $45. 'No way,' announced Jeff, heading for the door as I was pulling out my wallet. He told me we were getting ripped off. We eventually found this little computer place in an industrial mall - the fan was fifteen bucks.

All I could remember was kind of where the place was. Poor Sod and I drove around looking for it (which consists of me yelling 'right there!, no, forget it, WAIT!, pull in here, nope, forget it....'). We found it.

At 5:00, Computer Guy told me it wasn't shutting off, and he couldn't find anything wrong. I told him I'd pick it up (mostly to try to get a backup off of it - yeah, I never do that often enough) anyway, and see what happens over the weekend. I went to pay him. No charge.

Computer Corner on Harvester Road in Burlington. It's where I'm buying everything from now on, and where all my computers will be going when they need a doctor.

Now, if someone would just miraculously drop dinner off, my day would be *perfect*.

Thanks, guys.

1 Comments:

Anonymous Anonymous said...

Lorraine: Great to know some "honest" businesses still exist. As for supper. Gave up cooking again? This relapse, should this wish taken place, could ruin your cooking skills and waist line...

Take care...

R...

July 19, 2008 5:42 AM  

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