Technology: You Don’t Know What You’ve Got Till It’s Gone.

Here we are at the beginning of our second week back from Spring Break. Two days before I left home to return to Hope my laptop decided to give up on me. I packed it into my backpack and put my hope into CIT of Hope College to bring my trusty sidekick back to life.

I dropped off my laptop the Monday we returned to classes and anxiously awaited its diagnosis.

In the meantime – I had a paper to write. I moved myself, my books, and a fuzzy blanket (the necessities in life) down into the basement study lounge. I’ve learned I would get even more exercise if I did all my studying in the basement versus my room or a friend’s room on the third floor. A forgotten pen or book, or the need to have a mental break and chat with some friends a few stories up, equals climbing the 49 stairs that make up the three flights from the basement time and time again.


On Wednesday I recieved my laptop’s diagnosis from CIT: its hard drive was bad.

Initial reaction: panic.

I’m not a huge fan of the basement dwelling life, but even less so of having to get a new laptop just a few weeks before the semester is over.


Thankfully, CIT is awesome.

They backed up my files for me and offered to install a new hard drive if I bought one and dropped it off.

thank you

So, Thursday night I bought a new hard drive, dropped it off Friday morning, and am content to live the basement dweller lifestyle temporarily while I await the call to pick up my revived computer.


The nicest thing is that CIT’s services are free for Hope students so all that they are doing for my computer only cost me the price of a hard drive which is so great.

Hats off to CIT for being magical and saving the day.

Hats off to CIT

Thanks for reading & I hope you have a great week!

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Published by Erin Hoolahan

Hi! My name is Erin Hoolahan and I am a Sophomore at Hope College. I am from Wexford, Pennsylvania (a suburb of Pittsburgh) and intend to double major in Classics and either English or Communications during my time here at Hope. I love to bake, play guitar and am involved in Ultimate Frisbee and Silent Praise. I am extremely excited about sharing my insights on life at Hope! Thanks for reading. :)

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