It Has Arrived


It’s here, the giant iMac, I picked it up today.

Joelle: “Aren’t you going to the Post Office?”

Brent: “Why? The tracking says it’s still in New York”

Joelle: “Honey, I think it’s not going to get updated again. I think that’s the NY FPO — it’ll just be here.”

Brent: “You think so really?”

Joelle: “Yes.”

Brent: “Ok, I’m going to go.”

10 Minutes pass as I drive out to the Navy side with Moka, I figured why not just take her with me. I get 2 yellow slips for packages and I’m trying not to be to excited.

The guy brings out the first box, it’s just a little one, I was thinking coffee. The next box is gigantic and looks promising…the guy tells me, “it’s heavy.” I wrestled it out to my car and as I’m fumbling for my keys I notice the B&H tape on the seams of the box. I’m trying not to be too excited, after all it could be Joelle’s iLife software I ordered at the same time…right?

The box is in the car and the next 15 minutes are the most agonizingly slow and I am behind the slowest drivers on the base. At least school isn’t in session so I can go 40 through there instead of the normal 25, remember, I’m in Japan, that is 25 kph (kilometers per hour)…that’s like 16 miles per hour or something.

I made it to the house with the computer and it’s already set up. My screen…ya…it’s huge…in fact, maybe even gigantic. I have to actually move my head to see from one side of my screen to the other. I wish I had my pictures on so I could see them but that’ll have to wait. Poor me, I have to work tonight, and tomorrow night. It’ll have to wait until Wednesday afternoon, but it’s something to look forward to. I might not even come home and sleep after my watch on Wednesday morning… Maybe I’ll just come home and play with my new computer.

Wow, B&H Photo is super fast.

(Shout out to Aviva for suggesting I try them since Mac won’t ship to us here.)


3 thoughts on “It Has Arrived

  1. Hi Brent,

    First off, on behalf of all of us at B&H Photo, Video, Pro Audio, please accept our most profound and heartfelt gratitude for your service to our country. Second, we greatly appreciate your patronage and hope to continue to win your trust and confidence in B&H Photo for many years to come.

    Finally, I am very pleased to hear that you made your purchase on a reccomendation from Aviva, our dear Okinowan (did I say that right?) Affiliate. I can only hope that you made the purchase directly from Aviva’s site so that she gets the credit for it.

    Please accept our best wishes to you and yours and all of your fellow soldiers for a Happy, Healthy, Peaceful and Joyous 2010.

    Hershel K. Waldner
    Online Marketing Department
    B&H Photo-Video-Audio
    212-239-7500 ext. 2893

  2. How nice that Hershel wrote and thanked you AND Aviva. From one of those people who can’t afford a Mac, I’m glad you got one.

    Love you,

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