There, I fixed it.

April 23, 2013


The title is an homage to a website that inspires me.

The night of the ice cream freeze torture social, I was supposed to go talk to a class at Concordia about ways to use technology in primary grades. (Hey. I can hear you snickering.) The social was winding to a close and I was walking down the hallway at the CDC when 2-year-old Andrew bolted away from his mom and ran into the back of my legs. It wasn’t a huge hit, but it did make my iPad slip out of my hand and hit the ground corner-first.

Dang it.

I applaud myself for supressing my initial instinct, which was to cry out in a loud voice, “NOOOOOOOOO!!!!! MY PRESENTATION IS ON THERE!!!!!!!” and feverishly check the damage. Instead I smiled, helped Andrew get back up and guided him back to mom. Once I was in my classroom, I feverishly checked the damage while whispering, “noooooo. my presentation is on here.”

The machine itself was fine. A little tab on the case was broken, though, so it is no longer reliable.

masking tape

No problem.

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Lauren Sommerer is a preschool teacher who likes to build prototypes, grow cats, cook things once, save money, reduce, reuse and recycle.

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3 Responses to “There, I fixed it.”

  1. Lauren's dad Said on:

    On the new one CDC will give you, or put the insides into a new case for you, buy a tube of clear silicone to apply around the rim—to cushion it in its next fall.


  2. Peggy Said on:

    How the heck did the world get along before the invention of tape?

    And I laughed out loud at some of those ‘fix-its’ on the link.


  3. Brad Said on:

    I was just talking the other day with someone about cases that serve a style purpose vs. cases that serve a protection purposes. I’m glad yours protected. Dropping an electronic is such a sickening feeling.


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