UGH UGH UGH. I want to scream and yell and throw a tantrum (we had a counselor at MOMS Club today who said if we don’t want our children to yell and scream and throw temper tantrums we shouldn’t yell and scream and throw temper tanturms. Oh. Point taken.).
My computer has to go to the shop. It will be gone for 7-10 days, maybe longer. We no longer have a desktop. I have a phone. Erik has a tablet that I can’t work worth beans. This is going to suuuuuuuuuuuck. I am trying to notify all the people I need to notify that might need something from me via e-mail, but did I get them all? I don’t know.
I am going to miss my friends. I am going to miss YOU. This is so silly, isn’t it? It’s just a computer. But it’s my LIFELINE.
I didn’t curse out an Indian man about this whole thing, but I sure wanted to. Not his fault. Not his fault. But I DID buy the protection that came with home service. Why doesn’t this count toward that? I don’t understand. I had a guy come out here once and it was a beautiful thing. So why can’t this problem (actually a whole list of problems) be solved with a random guy showing up at my house and making me happy?
At least backing everything up is easy. I have Carbonite, the best money we’ve ever spent. Seriously, if you don’t have Carbonite or some sort of automatic back-up program, do it NOW. You know you are never going to go in and back it all up. Not until you have the BSOD and it’s too late! Carbonite backs everything up in the background and you can easily rebuild your files if you ever need to do so. I think it is $45/year. I swear they aren’t paying me for this commercial.
It doesn’t back up programs so I was even smart enough to remember to find my product key for Publisher and back it up. I hope they don’t wipe the drive, though. What a pain that is. The system is fine. I just have massive hardware failure (CD ROM drive fell out, plastic casing around screen is losing pieces, the computer randomly shuts off if it is not plugged in even though it has a new battery and A/C adapter).
So. . . if you want to see me, you’ll have to be my FB friend I guess. I will probably figure out everything there is to know about my phone during these trying weeks. Maybe I’ll even get some reading done. I’m about half-way through the Matched trilogy and it’s pretty good. It’s another YA near future dysotopia story.
Speaking of reading, I just finished the Night Angel trilogy by Brent Weeks and really enjoyed it, even though he picked some of his world building straight out of Wheel of Time (or else he and RJ used all the same sources; I know a lot of people say WoT is very derivative). I’ve got a little project going on where I am trying to read some of the popular fantasy that I’ve been missing the past 7 years. The best thing about this project is that a lot of these new-to-me authors have completed series out so I don’t have to wait for the next book. I am not a patient person, but in the past at least I could pick up a new book and feel like I knew what was happening. These days I have no freakin’ clue what is happening in the latest book when there are 1-2 years between publication dates.
I feel kind of bad posting this. First world problems, big time. But they are my problems and I am having an anxiety attack and you need to know why I am suddenly ignoring you. I know I am not the best commenter, but I read every single post on my friend’s page every day and I *think* the comments, even if I don’t write them.