Expecting the worst...
Tuesday, July 6, 2010
A storm is a brewing and I'm not talking about the rain season.
My computer is dying a slow and painful death. Slow for my computer and excruciatingly painful for me.
My computer is barely 18 months old and already it is causing me problems. WHY???
It's been acting up for about a month. The screen would freeze. It wouldn't upload my pics from my camera. It would beep occasionally. And yesterday, as I was waiting for my computer to start, it stopped and showed me a blue screen. Then it tried to restart itself, only to encounter the same problem over and over. I turned it off. Let it rest a while. Then turned it back on.
The only way I can use my computer is if it is in SAFE MODE. (Which makes me a happy camper!)
I did some research and learned that the blue screen that kept popping up is called THE BLUE SCREEN OF DEATH! And that it's not a question of IF my computer is going to die, it's WHEN!
I enlisted the help of my friends on Facebook and they were all of the same mind-frame..."Back up your files and photos!" I wasn't too concerned about the photos, because I've been working on that already. But one can never be too safe. So I went through all of my pics, once again, organized them and made a couple of more back-ups!
One good thing did result from this dreadful situation...The wonderful memories that the pictures evoked. I even found a couple of pics that I've been wanting to post here but never got around to doing it. Which is a great idea if you're stumped on what to blog about. Go through old pics and well, you know how the saying goes, "A picture is worth a thousand words."
So...if for some reason you don't hear from me via my attempt to blog daily, know that it is because of a certain imminent disaster.