The iBook’s back. We dropped it off for repair on Tuesday, and it was back on Thursday in fine condition. This might not seem impressive until I tell you that they shipped it from St. Paul to Tennessee. They overnighted the thing to Tennesee and back, at no charge to us. Mighty fine.

At least I thought it was mighty fine until I got to thinking about how strange it is that the laptop had to be shipped out of state — at no small expense — just to crack it open, replace a card, and put it back together. Seems a waste. Apple has three retail stores in the Twin Cities, after all, and we have FirstTech… surely there are Apple certified techs in town.

But hey, the iBook’s back, the screen works, and we barely noticed its absence. And as a bonus, the wireless works better. It had been flaky. Yay!