Sunday, November 23, 2008

Gotta love technology!

So I have been MIA the for last week. It goes like this. Last Sunday computer is running reeeeaaaallllyyyy slow. Can't figure out why. Saved a few photos and files to flash drive just in case. Take computer to get it looked at on Tuesday. Computer fix-it people reeeeeaaaaallllllyyyyy slow. Found out Thursday night, the hard drive was kicking the bucket. Bummer! (Good thing I saved those few files and photos ah?) New hard drive covered by computer warranty and the old hard drive is still working, barely but enough that we can retrieve the files on it later if we want to (for a $100, we will have to be needing a lot of those files let me tell ya). YEA! Take disks to the computer geeks (yup they actually call themselves that) to restore windows programs on Friday. Computer geeks reeeeeaaaallllyyyy slow again. Make another trip (an hour each way) to get the computer on Saturday. One afternoon of hooking it back up and getting the virus protection reactivated, getting all other necessary things re-installed and running again.
And here we are a week later. Still don't have my photo editor up and running yet, hopefully tomorrow. At least we have not permanently lost any files and everything was covered under warranty. Could have been a lot worse.
I did actually get some Christmas cards mass produced with all of my spare time this week. LOL! I will share some as soon as I get the photo software re-installed. Just wanted anyone who reads this little blog that I have not fallen off the face of the planet or anything.

3 comments:

Tracey said...

glad you have your pics! WHEW! :)

sorry for all the hassle though...funny how you suddenly have all this extra time when you have no computer, isn't it??? ha ha ha...

Jennifer Holmes said...

Glad you're back in action! Sorry to hear about your trouble, but so happy you saved your stuff! There's nothing worse than losing files from a crashed hard drive - been there.

Karen Cheetham said...

Molly, we used to use Computer Geeks at our clinic....same thing...slow and EXPENSIVE!!! We now use a really nice guy in Bath. Extremely reasonable rates and FAST!!!! We are so happy with Wes that I can't say enough good about him! The info: Adams Computing (443-6022) or wes@wcadams.com Hope this helps for future near disasters :) We will miss you on Sunday Molly!