Today started out well enough. I pretty much slept in as long as I wanted. Was awoken by a loving husband. (In a loving way.) Got up and did what had to be done for H., (just some breakfast and running a bit. Laundry, dishes, etc.). Relaxed with John while I waited on the inevitable ring of the bell indicating time for the bedpan and ubiquitous poop. Did that, dressed her, hauled her into the wheelchair and brushed her hair. John was running errands all over the place.
I sat down at the laptop. Innocently. Not knowing what was to come. I checked emails, and did some reading on some blogs. Was just sitting there enjoying myself and the little deal popped up asking me if I wanted to UPDATE my:
iTunes and Quicktime
I unchecked the Safari one and hit OK, or update, or go ahead, or knock yourself out, or whatever it said to continue.
It promptly told me that my hard drive had crashed and burned. I wanted to cry.
If anyone comments or emails me saying I should back everything up I will seek you out and assassinate you! I KNOW!
The good news? OK, the hard drive we get to replace the one it came with will be better and faster than the one it came with.
Sorry, that’s about all I could come up with at the last minute.
I am sitting at the desk on the, ahem, other computer. It is a Vista piece o’ crap and while I really, REALLY want a Mac next, I am thinking it’s not in the budget.
So, shit. Here I sit. Wanting to spit? No, no. NO. Do not get me started!
I will be running to Fry’s later this evening and doing some pooter repairs when I get back home. I just wanted everyone to know this was typed on a different keyboard and that’s why it looks different. 😉 heh
Comment by JennyMac on August 11, 2009 at 2:40 pm
OH NO!!!!!!!!!!!!!! So sorry to hear it..but maybe you will get the MAC in the end. My little brother just got one and they also give you one year of MAC tutorial classes to help you learn how to optimize your system. He goes one night a week and said it is an incredible help.
Good luck getting it worked out. ! Sending a cocktail your way. I have a feeling you need one.
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Comment by Hyphen Mama on August 11, 2009 at 3:47 pm
I HATE HATE HATE HATE Vista, and I hate the Acer laptop it rode in on.
I hope it gets all worked out. Like H’s morning poop!
.-= Hyphen Mama´s last blog ..Psychological Vomit… would somebody hold my hair for me? =-.
Comment by witchypoo on August 11, 2009 at 4:14 pm
So…what was the bad news? Hey, you still gots a pooter, and you started your day nicely.
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Comment by Kori on August 11, 2009 at 5:44 pm
So, what is this thing called backup? Perhaps i need to be doing that as well……
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Comment by Ree on August 11, 2009 at 9:20 pm
Backup? ah hell no. (and thank you, I just jinxed the f*ck outta myself.)
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Comment by grandma j on August 12, 2009 at 12:09 am
Oh boy, your morning was quite busy and orderly!!!
I’m so sorry about your pc issues. I’ve never even seen what a Mac can do. I’ve adjusted to Vista, but I accidently deleted my Microsoft Office, and when I tried to reinstall it wanted my key #. I don’t have it and can’t find my disc, so I call MS and they accuse me of trying to get a free copy of Office…CRAP. The worse part? I can’t edit or change any of my current docs, and it won’t even let me print them…CRAP.
Oh, yeah, this isn’t my blog, it’s yours…CRAP!
Tomorrow will be better
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Comment by noe noe girl on August 12, 2009 at 8:29 am
What a way to start the day! I have to take my old computer and have Windows XP installed on it for my Little T to have high speed- the heart aches of the pooter world but how would we survive with out them? Or could we??
Comment by Nicole on August 12, 2009 at 12:42 pm
Damn computers. I hope yours in on the mend soon!
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Comment by big hair envy on August 12, 2009 at 1:42 pm
You have just LIVED one of my worst nightmares. GAH!
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Comment by Beth on August 12, 2009 at 2:33 pm
Ugh! My computer crashed a few months ago and had to be replaced. Thank goodness we were able to save over 3 years of pictures. I feel for ya!
Maybe a MacBook is on the horizon!
.-= Beth´s last blog ..What, Momx2 is missing? =-.
Comment by Cam on August 13, 2009 at 10:23 am
Krissa’s brother here… Just gotta say that I’ve been primarily Mac for the last year or so and as of today I’m borrowing a laptop with Vista (why on earth would I do that? The MOVERS took the Mac away today and I’m sitting in an empty apartment with no other choice). Anyway, in the last 10 hours or so Internet Explorer has crashed about 15 times on me and when I plugged my camera into this thing it had to download the drivers (it’s a common brand of camera) which took a few minutes and still didn’t recognize that it was a camera and not an external drive. Anyway, I pulled a photo off (of this external drive with a lens attached I guess) and couldn’t find anything on here that would allow me to simply resize the photo (to an e-mailable friendly size) without purchasing the “full version” of any of the pre-installed Windoze software. Again, this is a borrowed computer so I can’t really update his stuff for him but c’mon! When I first plugged this same camera into my much missed Mac, about 3 seconds went by and there was a Nikon D80 icon on the desktop and iPhoto (pre-installed no extra charge etc… standard Mac software) popped open where I could do whatever I want with the photos on the CAMERA that the Mac immediately recognized for what it was. Why doesn’t everyone have a Mac I wonder on days like today? Oh yeah, this is Krissa’s blog right? Sorry for the rant.
Comment by Roger on August 14, 2009 at 5:43 am
Backup! Backup? We don’t need no stinkin’ backup!!
Still do it though. I think. 🙂
So do you want the camera or the puter? Decisions decisions.
I thought that your font was a little different today, thanks for clearing that up for me.
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