Tuesday, December 15, 2009

Dead Computer


I'd love to post the pictures from Day Two of Baking Weekend.  There are so many beautiful pictures of the snow gently falling and the kitchen full of family and laughter.

Unfortunately, my computer caught a ITD (internet transmitted disease) and DIED.  I turned it on last evening and there was nothing there.  Just a blue screen with shortcut icons that led to nowhere.  Everything is gone.  My pictures, my work-in-progress, my iTunes.  Everything.  Our IT Director at work is working feverishly to resurrect my poor laptop.  I love that laptop.  There's nothing special about it, other than it's mine.  It's well broken in and fits like an old comfortable pair of shoes.  I may cry if he's not able to work his magic.  The good thing is that I backed up everything in September and back up my WIP each time I close it, so the only thing I'll really lose are pictures for the last quarter of the year.  I can live with that.  If I have to.

Until he's able to bring my computer back to life, I'm stuck with this loaner.  Despite being the exact same make and model, it's just not right.  It's like driving a rental car that's the same make and model of your car.  Familiar, but not right.

Being the optimist I am, I'm not transferring anything to this loaner. Nothing at all to make it feel more like mine.  So until my computer is back, the Day Two blog is on indefinite hold.  I'm not uploading my pictures to this one - I'll wait until I get my computer back.  Which, I'm hoping is by the end of the week.

4 comments:

Nathanael Rey said...

Ooooh I Hope So!!!!

K. Erickson said...

Eeewww!!! Bad Karma. Had that happen to me a few months back. The Queen and I have identical laptops. I spilled water in mine accidentally (Doh!) and shorted out the power supply. Fortunately, I was able to recover everything, but the laptop is irrevocably toast. So, now, The Queen and I share one laptop. It's just not the same. I have to treat it like it's not really mine (even though I paid for it).

Dame Nuisance said...

I'll keep my fingers crossed for you - it sucks when the ol' pooter bites the dust! Thank God you've been backing the WIP up. Is this the WIP you started in November with NaNoWriMo or another project?

Stopping by from SITS to say hello!

GunDiva said...

K, my son about killed my laptop a couple of years ago when a Monster was spilled all over the keyboard. He got lucky that I was able to replace the keyboard and none of the components beneath it were damaged.
Dame, Thanks for stopping by. My WIP was my NaNo, but my IT guy says he can save it.