24 April, 2012
It’s tough to blog without a computer
Last week I did a blog post titled 10 Ways to De-Stress to shed pounds only to spend this past week dealing with one of the biggest stressers in my life – technology failure. You see I have a love-hate relationship with technology. When it’s working I love it and when it’s not I absolutely hate it. As my hubby would say “hate is a strong word, are you sure you feel that way?” and the answer is a resounding “yes, I hate my computer this past week”.
It started running slow about two weeks ago so I knew I was in trouble. Then I couldn’t open programs without getting the screen that says “Microsoft has detected a problem so it is shutting down your computer.” That’s never a good message to get. I would reboot and it would run for a little while and then it would happen again. Since I knew my computer was about to die I backed up all my data on my external hard drive and took it to my local computer repair shop.
That was a week ago. They told me that they would do a diagnostic on it and let me know that afternoon. At five I called them to see what they found out. They said that they didn’t find any hardware problems so they were going to run a diagnostic on the software the next day and they would let me know. I called them again the next day and they said they couldn’t find anything wrong but they were going to keep looking. To make a long story short, I called the next two days only to hear they were still looking. On Thursday they said it had a corrupt OS (operating system) and they would have it fixed by Friday. At least we were getting somewhere.
On Friday after I picked it up and got it booted, I discovered that nothing had been loaded. I thought they were going to do a back up and then reinstall it all when they got it up. Evidently that wasn’t their understanding. So my hubby and I took two days installing all the programs and all the back ups. It’s finally up and running so I can make a blog post about how frustrated technology can be to a blogger 🙂
I wanted to do a food post but it’s still loading all my videos and pictures (there were 12,000) so it might be a few days before I can get to that. Anyway I wanted you to know that I haven’t stopped blogging. And as long as my computer cooperates I will continue to post recipes. Would love to hear your technology nightmares.