The Crash

Sometimes life likes to surprise you. Those surprises can be good, or they can be bad.

A few weeks ago my computer decided to start messing with me. I would sit down to work and suddenly it would turn itself off. I would re-boot and it would come back. But I had a feeling there could be trouble ahead, so I made sure all my files were safely backed up on an external source.

This turned out to have been good planning. About a week later the computer crashed. Turns out the harddrive had pretty much died. I wasn’t too worried initially, but I should have been.

The good news is, I didn’t lose any of my files. The bad news was (and currently is) I lost all my software and all the settings for my browser and such. It has been an interesting process of discovery just how much my computer has become a vital extension of my working and social life.

I’m very convinced that Murphy’s Law is the main physical law of my life. Since this computer adventure really came at a bad time with all my work deadlines and with the upcoming holiday season. On the flip side, it could just be the blessing that allows me to simplify the holidays, and let it all be about spending time with loved ones for the Yuletide and New Year.

I hope to have some fun posts for you this December, but it might be a wee bit quiet as I make Christmas for my family and friends that will be visiting. I may be asking Santa for a new Lap Top this year.

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