Yesterday, while I was at work, Ryan texted me that he was going to be going down to Mexico for a few days in a couple of weeks (his dad's company has a branch down there so it wasn't COMPLETELY outrageous, but it still left me confused). I texted back for details and he didn't respond, so I did the typical, lovely "Hello?!" thing. His response: "Something very cool happening. Will call soon."
The possibilities flew wildly through my mind. Ryan got laid off with some others a few weeks ago...had he just landed a new job? Had Caspian learned Fantasie Impromptu on the piano? Was a Hanson TOTALLY in front of Ryan in the check-out at Wal-Mart?! Who knew?
I don't remember how I passed the time while waiting for him to call, but he did. And he told me.
His dad had bought us both Macs.
I was FLOORED! I didn't even know what to say. I think I just kept quietly saying things like, "What? Whyyyyy? How? Oh my gosh....are you serious? Tell him...'thank you'..." (I felt rather lame with that last one. How can "thank you" ever be enough for what he did? I got to say it to him myself, too, of course, but still...)
Ryan and I have a company. It's for his films and other prod
uction stuff. Someday I might shoot photography under it. Who knows. But basically, this was his dad's way of investing in our company. He wanted us to have better machines on which to edit, run the business, etc. Our PCs just weren't cutting it anymore. I can't tell you how many times I have made a "going to choke someone/pull my own hair out" motion with my hands while I waited for a program to start after clicking four times (with about two minutes of wait time between each click). Or how many times Ryan would text me, "Please pray. (The editing program) crashed again."
Suffice it to say, we've wanted Macs for a rather long time. Plus, we have countless creative friends who do similar things to what we do - all of them BEGGING us to get Macs. To be frank, the idea got rather laughable after I took a large pay cut and Ryan lost his job. This generous gift has meant a TON to us.
A few pics from my phone follow.
My new computer! I can't believe I actually have one!
Seriously. I've waited a LONG time.
See how much denial I was in with my laptop?
In its lovely place. (My desk is in need of a makeover, which I hope to get to soon....)
My in-laws even took us out to a FABULOUS dinner at Copeland's. Can I give them a quick shout-out? They seriously have the BEST food. The BEST. Anyway, overall it was the best evening ever.
No, iMac. Thank you.