Tuesday, November 6, 2012


I did a brave thing today.
My 3 1/2 year old laptop had begged me for a new hard drive all year. She didn't want to be replaced by a 15" with a pretty display.
After much research an SSD was ordered from OWC. An instructional video was watched 4 times. And then it happened. Palms sweaty, heart racing, praying it would work after the screws were back in place.
So where is bravery when I learn that my friend/neighbor has breast cancer? Or another friend's mother has died? Why is my first reaction to 'go down the other aisle' (of the grocery store, you know, you've done it too.)
Why does it seem more difficult to punch through that fear?
My middle name must be 'Avoid'. I guess I've crawled into that cocoon so many times it feels like home.
Today cocoon must burn.


  1. yes... this is way brave! my husband is the computer guy and so i bow out to him on things like this. you rock and give me hope!

  2. Bravo and congratulations!!
    My box of parts is coming for a similar task (adventure?). My son a.k.a. my tech support person, is enroute/arriving in Korea for a year's service with the Army. I will be reading his instructions yet again, and watching video as well so when he contacts me to let me know he's arrived.... my knees can quick knocking and the hurdle accomplished successfully.
    You inspire me! That accomplishment belongs on your resume', I think!

  3. Good for you, Roxi. Congratulations. Yes, it is brave to do these techie things sometimes. Love your collage. ;-> Thanks for visiting my Quote Chanllenge.

  4. I bow down before you you are a tech marvel......

  5. Way to go Roxi!! I am so the avoider in real life, definitely go down the other grocery store aisle all the time.

  6. I'm proud of you. I love taking my computers apart and upgrading/repairing them. I am was even able to make a repair to my son's MBP that the Best Buy Geek Squad couldn't fix!! I know what you mean about the other fear. I'm not good with words. I usually just give a hug if I end up brave enough to do anything at all.

  7. So good for you, I would dare be this strong with such. Lucky I have a son in law and son that would though. Love the collage.

  8. Brave...yes...and successful! Great combo. I might try this but end up with a mess ;-)

  9. KUDOS brave girl. i never would have done this! I freak when i have to install programs, i am so inept!! You give me hope!!!


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