"What kind of obscure name is that?" people will ask once reading the title. I have bought a laptop: a Compaq for $380.00 (and still $21.00 left!). I have to pay the tax, too (and that's $25.00), but my mom's paying the shipping and handling. All that dog-walking sure paid off! After I get my December payment I'll have $79.00. I have only two clients, but it has paid off well! I've been getting over $50.00 a month in walking (a half-hour walk is $4.00 and a 15-minute walk is $2.00). I hope to get my laptop by the end of the week. Ooh, how exciting! I'm so impatient! I can't wait to hear a ring on the doorbell. I'll open the door and, "Oh my gosh!" I'll say. "It's here! My laptop is here! The laptop I've been waiting for is here!" I'm going to be so happy I'll cry tears of glorious joy. I told Meredith the news and she said (in a text), "Welcome to the world of Laptop Junkies!" That's how I got the name, people! Thank Meredith for the name (or blame her if you don't like it, but I think you will like it). I never thought the time would come. Hooray for laptops!
P.S. I did this beautiful art on my dad's laptop when I was about 8 or 9 years old. Laptops include art! How wonderful!