Belated check came in the mail

@KristenH (24016)
Cuyahoga Falls, Ohio
May 31, 2017 2:43pm CST
Yesterday I mentioned about my father's birthday card being late in the mail. Today it came in the mail, albeit two weeks late, when he sent it out on 5/22/17. Since I told him about my computer issues this month, including on Monday, he sent me a funny Wylie E Coyote birthday card and two checks in the mail! One check was for $110, the other for $300! That's more he has ever given me in two years combined. Although he says my computer is "dying", a bit of an exaggeration there, he said this might help with getting it repaired if not replaced. So I thanked him in an email today for the birthday cash to fix it. I guess I don't need to remove money from Paypal, just in case. This Friday, my brother is picking me up from the gym to take me to my haircut appointment that I had to reschedule almost two weekends ago. After that, we'll do some mini errands and go out for a post-birthday lunch, before he returns home to go back to work. Since I won't see him over this this weekend, when my food card won't be reloaded until next Monday, I'm going to mention my computer woes to my brother during lunch. Maybe he would agree to setting an apointment with Apple's Genius Bar to get it looked at next weekend or later this month. My dad had mentioned Best Buy's Geek Squad previously. When I talked to someone about it last week at the gym, they said it was $600-1000 to get them to your home before the diagnosis of the computer. When I had a topcase problem with my laptop two years ago, I was offline for 2 weeks. It had cost me $180 plus getting an USB drive. I'm hoping the repair would fall into that category to fix my shift key issue and get me out of safe mode if nothing else. As for Upwork, I'll cross that bridge when I come to it. I might have to do it at the library or take that time off, if it's okay with my client.
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@crossbones27 (19581)
• Redlands, California
31 May 17
That is awfully expensive just to get them to diagnose the problem. Might as well buy a new one if they are charging that much. That is awesome your dad helped you out and is looking out for you.
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@KristenH (24016)
• Cuyahoga Falls, Ohio
31 May 17
Geek squad? Yes. I never called him before. It might be cheaper to go to Apple. If it can't be fixed or too much to repair, I might swap my Apple for a HP laptop or a Dell. Yeah it is. He's the best.
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• Ponce De Leon, Florida
31 May 17
I hope you are able to get it repaired or replaced. Have you looked into laptops? I had a really nice Acer one that was under 400 and worked very very well.
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@KristenH (24016)
• Cuyahoga Falls, Ohio
31 May 17
Thanks April. Minor repair over replacement would be great. Yes I have. My MacBook Pro is my 2nd laptop I have had. I might consider Acer too.
@Corbin5 (105933)
• United States
31 May 17
So glad those birthday cards from your dad finally arrived. Lovely gift from your dad. Glad you will be spending time with your brother too! Hope you can have your computer looked at sooner than later!
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@KristenH (24016)
• Cuyahoga Falls, Ohio
31 May 17
Just one card though. But two checks was twice as nice. It was. I would have to keep him updated on my computer drama this summer. Me too, just for two hours or so. Hope my brother says okay for Apple appointment next weekend.
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@Juliaacv (30226)
• Canada
31 May 17
How nice to get your card and gifts from your father, even though you were a bit worried as it was a bit late. But all's well that ends well, right?
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@KristenH (24016)
• Cuyahoga Falls, Ohio
31 May 17
Yes I was worried. But 2 weeks is way too long, right? Chances are, I might spend half and save the rest to buy new sneakers. It might be awhile for him to send me some generous money this summer, perhaps unti July. And if he does, it better not be late!
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@Juliaacv (30226)
• Canada
31 May 17
@KristenH Sounds like a good plan.
@marlina (73886)
• Canada
10 Jun 17
Glad that your Dad was so generous with you.
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@KristenH (24016)
• Cuyahoga Falls, Ohio
10 Jun 17
Me too. I hope it can help me out for computer repair or replacement soon.
• United States
31 May 17
Well Happy belated birthday and thank goodness for generous parents ! Hope the computer ONLY needs minor repair not replacement
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@KristenH (24016)
• Cuyahoga Falls, Ohio
31 May 17
Thanks Erica. He's been way too generous wih that cash cow. It'll go right into savings. Me too. Minor repair and less waiting time, I hope.
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@magnumopus (1674)
• Singapore
31 May 17
I'm glad that you have extra money for your computer repair.
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@KristenH (24016)
• Cuyahoga Falls, Ohio
31 May 17
More than enough. Hope it won't come to that much.
@Tina30219 (34117)
• Onaway, Michigan
31 May 17
Wow either way I hope you either get your computer fixed or get a new one I would talk it over with your brother and see what he thinks. That was nice of your dad to send you money to help with either getting it fixed or getting a new one.
• Ponce De Leon, Florida
31 May 17
I hope you are able to get it repaired or replaced. Have you looked into laptops? I had a really nice Acer one that was under 400 and worked very very well.