Stranger Things

[su_dropcap style=”simple” size=”2″]W[/su_dropcap]hen you run a business that does computer repair work, you occasionally get some “unusual” calls.

Customer: “Hi, do you guys work on Macbook Pro laptops?”
Me: “Yes.”
Customer: “Good. So, I was doing an after Thanksgiving cleanse and I ended up projectile vomiting all over my Macbook. Now it won’t turn on. Can you take a look at it for me?”
Me: “… … … … Sure. Bring it on in.”

So strange. In all the years of doing this type of work, we’ve never encountered this situation. Sure we’ve replaced keyboards on laptops due to cigarette ash falling and melting keys, fixed a computer that had coffee spilt into it and even had to attempt to fix a laptop that had been left on a cooking surface, while it was on. All of these and more have happened and I’m sure more is to come. I do hope that we never again encounter a case of post-cleanse projectile vomiting on Macbook. That’s one we can do without.

I just wasn’t equipped mentally or emotionally to know how to respond to that particular type of call. In retrospect, I could have asked so many questions. Questions like, “Who does a cleanse after Thanksgiving?” But by and large, it wouldn’t have mattered. I pretty much take every job that comes through the door because we run our own business and that’s how we provide for our family. Plus, we never know what taking that one job will turn into down the road.

Strange things indeed but we love the freedom that this life offers us. We homeschool for many of the same reasons that we run our own business and most of those reasons boil down to freedom. We love being free, free to make our own decisions. Even if it means encountering “stranger things.”