Friday, February 24, 2012

iDeath Notice

Perhaps I cracked too many jokes at my kids' expense.  Or maybe I tempted fate by promising not to miss any more days this week after Monday's Presidents' Day debacle.  Who knows.

The only thing I'm sure of is that I am paying the price for some unknown sin today, as I type to you on a borrowed laptop that sits on the desk that once cradled my beloved iMac.  She rests entombed, unceremoniously, in a large cardboard box; her cord wrapped around her neck and her screen as dark as our grieving hearts.

There's really only one thing left to do.

iMac Foreman, age 1.75

iMac Foreman passed away on the afternoon of February 22, 2012 after a brief and unknown illness.  She was beloved by all who knew her.

iMac was born in an overseas factory in early 2010 and at an early age, was adopted by an Iowa couple, Joel and Mary Foreman, the following May.  iMac displayed a strong aptitude for graphic design, music and file storage, and delighted everyone with her big and bright screen.  Over the next year and a half, she continued to process a great amount of data, and enjoyed spending time with her companions, iPhone and iPad.

On Saturday, February 18, iMac began acting very lethargic and displayed other symptoms such as the "spinning wheel", freezing pages and error messages.  After rallying for several days, iMac froze completely and her hard drive was pronounced "unable to be fixed" by the disk utility diagnostic feature.

Preceeding her in death are a string of lesser computers, one iPhone, a Sony CD player, several missing television remotes and a large bin of tangled and mismatched cable cords.  iMac leaves behind two brothers, Cael and Graham, as well as a household full of electronic devices and small appliances.

The body will be transferred to a certified Apple service provider where iMac will undergo a complex hard drive transplant.  Service times have yet to be determined.  In lieu of flowers, the family is accepting donations of food, money or free babysitting hours.

Our hearts will go on.  RIP, iMac.


  1. Please accept my heartfelt condolences on the loss of your loved one.
    R.I.P. IMac
    Also, loving the half - dazed - sad - kindof expression on Cael's face and the look Graham is giving him! Priceless!

    1. Shaz- Thank you! We appreciate the sentiment! I tried to get a photo of them making a "sad" face and that was the closest I got... they couldn't stop smiling in the other photos!

  2. Oh no! R.I.P IMac. There have been many deaths lately---maybe IMac and Brielle's monkey paci are frolicking together in some far off place now ;-)

    1. Shawna- I hope so. That's a really nice (and really weird) image. :)


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