Thursday, October 6, 2011

Don't Cry Over Crushed Kindle

Evan called me from work yesterday morning with a request.

"Honey....ummmm...can you go look outside and see if you can find the Kindle anywhere?  When I was getting ready to leave this morning, I put it on top of the car while I took out the garbage, but I think I forgot to take it off."

If I hadn't been nursing Thomas at that precise moment, I might have jumped up and turned into The Incredible Hulk.  So, I get the Bigs settled at the table eating breakfast and I run outside in (picture this) my black pj pants, purple tank top, white socks, and brown slip on shoes.  I canvas the garage, driveway, and the ditch right around our house.  No Kindle.  The Kindle appeared to be missing.  My Kindle appeared to be gone. 

You see, Evan had been hogging that thing for months now.  It's my own fault, I suppose.  I encouraged him to start reading The Girl With the Dragon Tattoo and I don't think I've been able to get my mitts on my Kindle ever since.

Guess what Evan did nearly the entire time I was in labor with Thomas, right up until it was time to push?  Guess what was back in his hands as soon as Thomas was given the OK and I was getting stitched up?  Guess what never left his grip for nearly the entire drive to Grand Rapids, MI (when he wasn't taking a potty break or driving)? 

Yup.  My Kindle.

It was getting to be close to 11:00 and time to pick Isaiah up from preschool, so we headed out.  As I pulled out onto Hwy 14, I caught a glimpse of something in the bike lane and quickly pulled over.  It was the case for my Kindle.  No Kindle.

By this point, I'm accepting the loss.  In fact, I even hopped on the Internet during naptime to start comparing the new models to see what I was going to request for the replacement! 

After naptime, the boys and I were on our way to Peck's Farm Market for a little gorgeous fall afternoon fun when I spied what was missing...right there in the gravel about 100 feet or so from where I had found the case.

Pretty sure she didn't pull through that one!

So, alas.  My Kindle is gone.  But here's the thing.  It's really not that big of a deal.  Was it frustrating?  Ummm...yeah!  Totally!  When it comes down to it though, stuff is just stuff.  It can be replaced.  All the books we had bought on it are stored on our Amazon account, so we don't even lose those.  In the time it will take for us to wait for the new Kindle, we can still read our books on our other devices (iPod, smartphones, and computers).  No big deal there!

Plus, now I get to replace it with a newer model!  Anyone heard any feedback on that Kindle Fire??

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