Closed iBook’s screen too abruptly today. Broke the screen. Will cost C$1,400 to replace, so it’s new computer time, when I can hardly afford it. Christmas cancelled.

Update: A bit more on the subject. It’s my fault, of course, and the kind of thing that AppleCare does not — and should not — cover. Kicking myself mightily for being so bloody stupid. Feeling absolutely, perfectly horrible.

At the moment trying to figure out the right replacement — likely a 12” iBook or 12” PowerBook. Prices run between C$2,300 and C$2,900 after taxes. Ow. Ow ow ow. But it’s just not cost-effective to get the screen fixed. At the very least I’ll have a newer, better computer that will last a little longer, instead of dropping $1,400 on a machine that has already seen extremely heavy use for two years.

I’m disabling comments on this entry. I don’t even trust my family not to make snarky comments about this, much less complete strangers, and I’m kind of a wreck at the moment, so off they go.

Update #2: You have no idea how hard it is to find an Apple laptop in a computer store in New Brunswick. I may not be able to buy a replacement for quite some time simply for lack of supply. Can I possibly have timed this fuckup any better?