Last week Krista completed her first semester of full-time language studies (up until this past semester she has only been able to learn through a part-time program because it was impossible for us both to study full-time and take care of Nate). At the beginning of the semester, I made a deal with her that if she finished with a grade of a 1 or 2 (A or B by American standards), I would purchase her a laptop. I studied for three semesters in the same program, and finished with a 1 the first semester and a 3 on each of the last two semesters. Based on my performance and the course level that Krista was taking, I honestly didn't anticipate having to pay out on our deal. It was really just a way to encourage her to enter this program. Well she proved me wrong. She picked up her report card on Friday and immediately called me to inform me that she got a 2 as her final grade. That afternoon, after she got home, she started checking out computers on the Apple website. Honestly, I don't mind buying her a computer though. I am proud of her achievement and her progress in the language over the past four months. Have a great day!