We asked our questions, played on some systems, then went home. I was thinking that we'd just wait a while to see what holiday deals may be available - again, he had other plans. We ended up getting his wishlist item last night so he was determined that we get mine as well - ok, ok... so off to Apple we went early this morning. I'm still in a state of shock. AND - let me not forget to mention that we got a free printer! No joke! How's that for a holiday deal?! It's really nice actually - wireless and it prints photos. We already had a wireless but we moved it to the garage since it had an automatic scanner feed and this one is now in the office. We tested it out on a sample photo and it's amazing. AND - the guy who helped us ended up talking us down a model. I asked him why he'd do such a thing and he genuinely (after laughing) explained that he thought it was just too much for what I would be doing on it - way cool. His name was Jason. If you're up this way and need a Mac, ask for him. He was even sure to include Nola when we were talking about what/who my photo subjects would be. He would say 'pictures of the dog and baby.' My kind of guy.
I'm still pinching myself a little - and am totally in love! Both with my Chan for being so sweet (and sneaky with his $ plans) and with Pebbles. Yeah, it has a name. I figure that if cars have names and computers can cost the same as cars, it needs a name. No, it wasn't quite that much - but it needed a name. Truly, it did.