Friday, February 22, 2013

I'm Back - Almost!

Hi, dear friends -

I'm almost back in business.  There was good news - and bad news - about my computer today.  The good news?  The hard drive was in great shape and all of my data could be retrieved.  The bad news - there had been a failure of the motherboard.  Now, if you don't know about motherboards, they are to computers what our hearts are to our bodies.  They run everything!  Without one, your computer is dead-in-the-water!

So, we headed to the computer store.  First, we stopped by the service desk to ask a question.  What would it cost to replace the motherboard.  Well, two questions, really.  Would it make sense to do that?  First answer - w-a-y too much money for the part, plus labor, equals more than it makes sense to pay for repairs.  Almost the price of a new computer with new technology.  That answered the second question.

Tonight I am typing on our new computer.  We're up and running.  Almost.  There are things to adjust and learn and log-ins to do.  The wonder is that there are familiar places appearing in front of my eyes.  Things that bring comfort - like your blogs.  The unsettling part is that I've lost all of my email addresses.  Yes, I know, there are places I should have backed them up.  But.I.didn't!  I'll rebuild my contact list as you leave comments or email me - and, believe me, I'm a firm believer in backing up systems and contact lists and things that are important.  Especially when they disappear.

I'll be back again soon.  I have things to tell you and photos to share.  Once I figure out all the bells and whistles of this thing I'll be here often.  In the meantime I have my blog reader up and I'm trying desperately hard to catch up.  It will happen and soon it will all be a distant memory.

(I notice Blogger is playing with font sizes again.  I don't know how it will all turn out when I press 'Publish' - maybe I'll be able to read it without my glasses!)

10 comments:

  1. I am so glad you got back on board and a new computer, wow, it is so much fun to have new tech, you are gonna just love it I know, My computer automatically backs up it's self and it has a neat feature like if something goes wrong I can hit a few buttons and it will back up to a couple of days before when there was no problem..gotta love...congrats on your new little baby enjoy it...

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  2. Yay! Glad you're back online! I'm looking forward to hearing what you have been up to:>) Have a great weekend Adrienne.

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  3. Hi Adrienne - it's good to see you here. I'm wondering what kind of computer you ended up buying. Mine is working fine but I've learned that it's not good to rely on one computer - too easy to lose everything! So I'm thinking of buying another one. That might sound crazy but I figure it's not a bad investment when you use one as much as I do. I'd love to have one on my desk and one in my sewing room - a bit self indulgent I guess. I have a Dell and I like it fine. But I've borrowed an Apple from our library and I think I might love it. :) blessings, marlene
    In case you need it: mbushretiredatgmaildotcom

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  4. Welcome back! Yeah, I'm not surprised that you got a new computer since it was a motherboard failure. At least the hard drive was OK! Please consider getting an external hard drive to do your backups. Did you get a Windows PC or a Mac? I love the time machine function on my Mac which doesn't backups automatically.

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  5. Happy to hear you are back up and learning and adjusting. Enjoy the new computer. Hadn't noticed the change on Blogger, but now I will look.

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  6. YaY for a new computer! When mine gave up the ghost a few months ago...or has it already been a year?...I went with a Mac this time. I'm lovin' it, but at first, getting used to it, I thought, what have I done? Changes bring challenges, yes?

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  7. Aack! It's always the mother board! My daughter is actually working on her computer this evening and had the mother board out - I'd never seen it before!

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  8. You did very well. I'm so glad you got a new computer.

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  9. So sorry to hear of your computer woes ~ but what fun to have a new one now! Love the new white trim in your home!

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  10. I learnt my lesson when I had a total computer crash s few years ago. Having said that I'm sure I have lots of additions to my contact list since last copy. At least I keep everything else backed up fro time to time.
    Hope all sorted soon.

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