Thursday, January 24, 2013

Whew!!

Can you hear it....that big sigh of relief?  I came home Tuesday evening from a lovely dinner with my Bunco gals celebrating 2 birthdays, to a computer whose internal fan was making way too much noise and a blank screen.  Nothing I did would bring my screen back so I shut it down and went to bed.  The next morning, same thing.  Off I went to Bible Study where I even talked about it, stating it was definitely a major concern but trust and faith would get me through.  Trust that even if I lost everything there would be major disappointment, but faith that I would just have to rebuild.

After Bible Study I drove to Hobby Lobby to buy some new candles, didn't find what I was looking for, but managed to come across this sweet thing...it was waiting for me.


Also stopped at Trader Joe's looking for Spring, but Wednesday's must not be good days for flower buying at TJ's because for the last 2 weeks I have been disappointed in their selection.  No flowers this trip, so headed home with the dreaded computer problem lurking in my thoughts.

Arriving home, same thing.  I ate some lunch and thought....ok what is my next move?  I definitely cannot live without my computer, well, I really can, but you know how important this piece of technology is to a blogger and a photographer.  I made the decision to call upon the Geek Squad at Best Buy.  I bundled up my computer, pretty easy since it is a laptop and headed off to BB.

Waiting in line, I have to admit that I was praying silently for a quick fix and no loss to all the stuff encased in that piece of steel and plastic that I held in my arms.  "I can help you over here"....said a young lady with a Geek Squad shirt on.  "What seems to be the problem?"  I explained as she opened the cover and begin to check, removing the battery and reinserting it.  (which by the way, I had already done)...."is this what you were getting?"  OMG everything began to boot up, everything looked normal, everything was there.  Another Geek Squad tech approached and asked the same questions, all the while my computer was booting up, all intact.  I am not sure what the problem was, I don't know what caused it, but I told the Geek Squad lady that she had magic fingers and definitely needed a raise.  And silently I was saying a prayer of thanks for the quick fix and no loss.


And again, the weather forecast is for possible snow.  Yesterday we had blowing snow, you know the kind that comes down sideways and blows around but never accumulates?  I had hopes, but by evening the skies had cleared and so had the snow.  But right now I am just thankful that my computer is back in working order, snow would just be a bonus.

Linking to Deb's This or That Thursday and Little Things Thursdays and Danielle's Cool Click Thursdays.


Little by Little

"Computers must be male.  As soon as you commit to one you realize that if you had waited a little longer, you could have obtained a better model.  In order to get their attention, you have to turn them on.  Big power surges knock them out for the rest of the day."   ~Author Unknown

Until next time....









30 comments:

  1. oh, good save! i do hope it was just a one-time flip-out. :)

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  2. I'm so glad it was such an easy fix! Better have back ups just in case. Precious little cup you scored. You have a special way of photographing these treasures.

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  3. Yay! Hopefully it will continue to behave. ;) Love your little tea cup too!

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  4. That quote is perfect....and, so true...lol

    So glad your computer was fixed. It's scary, thinking we might lose these machines we've come to depend on so much.
    I just got a new laptop....new things to learn. Change....

    I hope you get snow. And, love the new cup.

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  5. Whew is right, mine hasn't been sounding good lately, waiting to get the other half of a new computer, have a new screen...now for the other important part. Such a lovely tea cup all pink and everything! :)

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  6. Oh computer problems are the worst! I am so glad you found a tech with magic fingers. My laptop has not worked right since I installed my HP printer software. I really need a new computer!

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  7. Gremlins...they're nasty little boogers. That is a sweet cup, again tones in this that I LOVE. Your prop closet must be huge!

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  8. Blessings to the Geek Squad! :)

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  9. So glad that your computer is working again.
    Love your cup, the pastel colors and the a sweet little lace border.

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  10. So glad you're up and running again. i would really miss your lovely blog!

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  11. Ahhhh! I can relate! So glad you got it working again, or the geeks did! I had almost fatal blow last year. Got a IT company to restore everything to the tune of $300! I now have everything backed up in Just Cloud. It just scared me so badly to think of losing all my pictures and my blog.

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  12. So so lovely!!!! I love your blog!

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  13. sorry to hear about your computer. I lost all my data, with thousands of pictures a month or so ago... what a loss. good you didn't have to go through it!

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  14. Glad to hear your computer fix was an easy one! I hope it doesn't happen again. I totally agree with you having the computer down is the worst!

    Us bloggers have a slight computer and internet addiction and I think that’s ok. My problem is when something goes wrong I am helpless as to what is wrong or how to fix it.

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  15. What a great ending! Love that it magically started working for you! Hope all is well!

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  16. So glad your computer is ok! The tea cup is darling!

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  17. Glad you computer is up and running again! I laughed at the quote.

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  18. Oh thank goodness your computer is OK (hope you had backups)! I had to laugh at the quote too!

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  19. Glad your computer is ok. The tea cup is so pretty!! :)

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  20. your quote is hysterical... and that cup & saucer is adorable. ummm... I suggest savings your pennies - a new computer might be needed in the next few months. just saying, because I know how lost I would be without my computer.

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  21. Lol. I don't think I'd be able to go to bed with my pc on the fritz. Glad your pc is up and running Xo

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  22. Oh boy, I'd be breathing a sigh of relief too! Hope the fix sticks. I love the quote ;)

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  23. First of all, I want to know how TexWiseGirl is always first on every blog at commenting! Just sayin'....

    Secondly, your cup is quite a find...very feminine!

    And last, and most important, not only would you be lost without your computer, but we'd all be lost without you being here to share all your tales and your great photography! I always look forward to seeing what you have today! I'm with the other person up there...start saving now in case that was just the tip of the iceberg!

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  24. I am so glad that you had a quick fix to your computer problem. The cup and saucer is divine and in light of my funky mood lately, perhaps I should check Krogers for some Spring. For what it's worth, if I see any snow I'll point it in your direction (though it generally comes from your direction - so I guess I'll just tell it to go back from whence it came...). :)

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  25. Happy that you are back up and running again. Boy, that cup you found is way too cute. Have a cup of hot tea and enjoy all this crazy cold weather!

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  26. So there was no banging on the keyboard?? You're a better woman than I :) Sorry about the lack of snow. Freezing temps and no white stuff is just not fair.

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  27. What a pretty tea cup you found. Glad your computer is fixed.

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  28. Oh my gosh! I just laughed so hard at your quote that I almost had an "accident"! You are so funny. I'm so glad that your computer came back to life. Your story was a great reminder for me to back up my own computer. I am not good about remembering to do that! Enjoy your lovely blanket of white. :)

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  29. Thank Goodness for Geeks! I hope you went right over to the external hard drives, bought one, and are now backing up your photos.

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