Sunday, April 11, 2010
Another cloudy Sunday. Cool, too. But the lilac leaves are about an inch long and the crocuses have popped open. The daffodils and irises are about 6 inches tall. Spring is happening even though it snowed yesterday morning.
Tragedy struck Wednesday afternoon as I was getting ready to leave school. I was rearranging my podium and it tipped over a bit and my Kindle flew onto the floor with a loud slap. I'd bought a cover for it and the cover was on and is slightly padded so I hoped it would be okay.
It wasn't. I turned it on and half the screen was fine but the other half had verticle lines all over it.
When I got home, I called Amazon and explained what happened. I knew the 1-year warranty didn't cover accidents so had my credit card ready to buy a new one. (That's how addicted I am to it!) But I just wanted to double check with the support person to see if something like this had been reported before and if there was anything I could do. He had me hold the on/off switch for 15 seconds to reset it but that didn't do anything.
"It's dead" he said. "We'll send you a new one."
"Yes, that shouldn't have happened with the cover on it."
Since I knew I'd be traveling to Florida on Sunday, I asked if I could pay extra to get it shipped overnight. "No," he said. "That's the way we'll ship it anyway."
And there it was Thursday afternoon! I went to my archived items and was able to download all my books.
Can you tell how much I love Amazon right now?
Anyway, I'm still reading House Rules. It's really good so far about a young man with Asperger's. I'm only 14% of the way through and am looking forward to some uninterrupted reading on my flight this afternoon!
Have a good week!