My computer died about 3 1/2 weeks ago. It’s been at a computer repair shop for 9 days; they still can’t figure out how to fix it. I just opened up an email from my Champaign professor regarding some kind of mix-up, where he thinks I still need to submit an independent study assignment as part of my Master’s work. I turned in the paper in April, but he still requires a copy. The only copy is on my computer.
Also today my phone stopped working. I can’t call anyone or receive any calls. Cut off.
Shortly after that I opened up a bill from Carle Clinic demanding over $7,000 for my emergency surgery. There has been problems straightening out insurance details. Oy. Right now I don’t have money to pay for an expensive computer repair or to buy a new phone. Let alone settle a massive medical debt.
Sometimes life gets to the point that the only thing you can do is laugh hysterically.
I’m thinking this is a test from the man upstairs. Computers and phones have become centerpieces in the lives of our generation. But losing them for a bit helps to shake priorities into focus. It magnifies the importance of friends and family to help get through these frustrating stretches. Amen to that.
On that note, here’s perhaps the greatest rendition of this song that exists. I can’t believe I forgot about it when I had a post on Amazing Grace a few weeks ago…