I should have listened.
You see, things were awkward right from the start and before long, to make amends from the day before and the one before that, I was rising early and applying myself, employing a combination of persuasion, fake confidence, requests for help, appeals to deities and quiet sobbing.
The rewards were few and hard won.
I accept, now, that, I, we, have arrived at outer the limits of our association.
We have reached a state of mutual accommodation, our relationship is uneasy, but functional.
My computer and I.