Posts Tagged ‘technology blues’

As some of you may remember, I am currently house sitting for my son and daughter-in-law. I was determined to keep blogging and keep up with my social media stuff so I packed my laptop. Well, when I arrived and unpacked, I realized that in my haste to get on the road on time, I had forgotten the charger for my laptop. Sigh. My son got out my daughter-in-law’s laptop which she rarely uses and set it up to charge. Yay! Or so I thought. First, there was a password which we finally figured out over a number of text messages. Yay! I was able to use it on Wednesday night for checking email and Facebook. I put it away for the night and didn’t open it again until early evening on Thursday. I wrote my blog post on it and read a few emails and checked Facebook. About twenty minutes into using it, I got the Blue Screen Of Death, along with a message saying “Critical Process Died” and a reassurance that it would start up again as soon as they finished collecting info. It finally restarted but I had decided to watch a movie so I put it away, connecting it to the charger so I could take it into the bedroom at bedtime to watch a movie on it.  Well, when it was time to go to bed, I pushed the power button and nothing happened. I pushed it again. Nothing. No power to it at all. I kept trying. Nothing. Nada. Rien. Zilch. I’ve been trying off and on since 1 am. It’s now 10 am. No luck. So I guess I killed my daughter-in-law’s computer and I feel so bad about it.

Yup, sometimes life is like that. Now I’m trying to keep up with things on my tablen, with a bluetooth keyboard. Sigh. I don’t care so much about that. I just want that laptop to come back to life again so I don’t have to face Sarah with a dead laptop. 😦

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Still no luck recovering my lost data.  Very strange.  It all started when I downloaded Google Chrome.  I lost my external drive, all of my bookmarks, and a lot of other stuff.  I had to start my computer in Safe Mode.  I uninstalled Google Chrome.  I had to reinstall Firefox because Chrome had dumped it when it installed.  My external drive never came back.  I’ve replaced the usb cable but no luck.  One good thing was that I was able to restore many of my lost bookmarks with the Foxmarks plugin.  One small “yay”.

Not a good day.

I was already feeling like I never wanted to crawl out of bed then this happens.

And the last two days have been filled with pain.  All over pain.  Back.  Knee.  Ribs.

Calgon, take me away!  (Of course you have to be over 30 to know what this refers to!)

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