Thursday, August 07, 2008

Another Month

30 days gone by.

28 days without a computer,.

The hard drive in the desktop took a fatal dive some time the night of 8 July, eating the file allocation table and essentially destroying all of the data on the drive. So-called "restore disks" were useless at restoring anything and also, to add insult to injury, unable to transfer Windoze onto the replacement hard drive.

Disgusting.

Broke down, finally, and bought a new lap top. I figure that will be more useful while we're on the road than a desktop sitting at home.

Last thing I needed was to have to spend money on a new computer. But, I did. It's done.

So that is my explation as to why I haven't posted in a month. During that time, life has gone on. Weather here has been WET. Mildew and mold counts are "wicked high" as they say in the local parlance. Breath is a constant issue as a result. Definitely not swimming weather, that's for sure.

Finally fixed the phone line -- so, if you have been trying to call, no more busy signal. Yay!

The Mrs. has been having chest pains for a while now. Had a "cardiac catheterization" yesterday which reveals no blockages. Good news, indeed, but leaves the mystery of the cause of her chest pain unresolved.

I read a very interesting blog entry from a liberal experiencing the empowering strength that comes from singing the national anthem. Go over and give NZforme's thoughts a gander. I may not agree with her politics, but I have admired her writing for almost five years. I think you'll admire this entry, too.

4 comments:

threecollie said...

Sorry to hear of all your assorted trouble, pain and misery but I sure am glad to see you back

Janet said...

I'm sorry you're having so much trouble...hope the docs find out what's bothering your wife! Have they ruled out indigestion? That can mimic heart problems very well!

NZforMe said...

Thanks for the link -- and I'm so glad to see you're back. (I've been clicking here daily with increasing concern.)

loisontheweb said...

You must have been experiencing withdrawal pangs? How could you go that long without a computer?
DOCTOR SAYS NO PROBLEM ... THANK HEAVENS! MEANS A LOT TO AT LEAST HAVE HAD THE CHECK-UP.