So, here’s what’s happened since the last time I wrote to you.
I’m not one for drama. Hate it. Being such a routine oriented person, drama just doesn’t belong. And I had some drama (though, it could have been worse)!
My computer…died…sort of. Not sure what happened or why, but for some reason, my entire desktop disappeared. It was just a black screen with a white cursor and that was it. Couldn’t access any of my files. My DH’s account was fine; however, his account is not set up with anything like Word or Excel. I could email from his side, but that’s all I could do. I couldn’t work on my current manuscript at all even though I email myself a copy every day (I suppose I could have downloaded my copy of MicroSoft Office onto his account, but what if I made everything worse and lost everything?)
I called a repair place. They make home visits, which is great, and I talked to the guy for quite a while. He said they could probably fix whatever the problem was so I made an appointment for the following Saturday (the next time they had someone in my area).
And then, I sat down and thought about it. The computer (it’s an All-In-One desktop, which I really like) is old. Like eight years old (I bought it in 2013) and it has served me well; however, I have been having problems with it. As you know, I had that hiccup where I lost over 5000 words and lately, it has been refusing to take any updates so…
I bought a new one. Ordered it online. It’s another All-In-One desktop and it arrived the same day I was supposed to have the repair guy come to the house (I cancelled that appointment as soon as I placed my order). Took me an afternoon to set everything up and copy things from my external hard drive. I did discover that I really need to get better at saving things to that hard drive and I will do that, but now I have DropBox and OneDrive so I’ll be saving things there as well as emailing myself. Can’t be too careful and at this point, I can’t afford to lose my stuff…I’m so close to finishing The Maverick and Miss Miller, I can taste it.
I will have the old one looked at and fixed, but it isn’t urgent now (thankfully) and I’ll keep it as a spare.
So, that was my drama, as unwelcome as it was. Hope things are going better for you!
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