Monday, December 15, 2008

Technical Difficulties

I came home from church yesterday and grabbed my laptop to finish up the Christmas card envelopes and start on the letter. It takes me quite a bit of time every year to print out the letter and make it fit in the borders of the cute paper I always get at the end of Christmas sales. I hit the hibernation button and eagerly waited.

My laptop is like my best friend. Always there for me.

But not this time. All I got was a black screen and a blinking cursor. Thankfully Shawn was home. People pay him big bucks to fix their computer problems. I have no money, but I can cook for him!

He's been working on it off and on since 1:00 yesterday...and still no luck. It's the weirdest thing. I have become his most challenging client. It was bound to happen some day.

So here I sit on the old laptop. The laptop I loved until I got the nice newer one. Now I just hate it. And it knows. The battery is shot and the power cord doesn't connect exactly like it should so it shuts off at any given time. I've had to restart 4 times just to make it this far in the post.

I have no Photoshop, no pictures, and no videos. I feel lost. And alone.

I might actually accomplish something outside the computer world today.

Oh boy.


miruspeg said...

I feel your pain Steph!

Sometime I think our computers have a mind of their own. But they are machines, they are supposed to do what we command them to do!

Hope your new laptop is back up and running and stays that way for a long, long time.

How is the training going?


Musings from Me said...

My computer has been sounding "grindy" of late. I keep rebooting. You would think I would be madly backing up files, etc. Nope, just sitting here blogging as though nothing else mattered. I think I am in major denial...