It truly is a fabulous Friday!
It seems that on my “new” computer hard drive, the one that gave the me black screen of death, that the contents are “recoverable”. Photos, videos, writings, things precious and dear to me are not lost!
Ohmergod! This is miraculous news to me!
I was seriously thinking of titling this post “Held Hostage by Technology” because it has been a truly challenging few weeks for this tech-me-not chic!
My main “new” computer gave me the black screen of death, however my “old” computer was brought back to life, albeit a bit slower but still Alive!
Then we started having issues with the internet in our home.
Thinking it was the router, we purchased a new router, well mom did, and I thought “no problem I can just install this, write and be on my merry way.” WRONG! I did learn the one of the reasons was due to our internet carrier and the modem. I thought I could plug in a few cords and make it work, easy peasy. Unless that jerk Murphy is involved and then I have the urge to break all the technology into tiny pieces and run over it back and forth and toss it out on I-85…but I digress!
I spent nearly 4 hours going back and forth trying to repair it, with help of course because this went well beyond my knowledge and technical abilities. A huge shout out to my friend who rode to my virtual rescue and will be going by the house to fix that for us! Along with the recovery of both the new and old computers… You, sir, rock!
Yes, that means that I could not make it work!
If I have no computer, no internet I cannot write for FabulousGracelessness nor do any other writing for that matter.
I have no problem writing with pen and paper and do so often, but mama needs money and has deadlines to meet so I needed both computer and internet.
I am able to use my iPhone as a hot spot, and I feel so cool saying I know how to do that ‘cause it wasn’t as simple as I thought at first. Now it is second nature if I don’t have internet service. I cannot go without my computer for my writing.
I cannot see me writing articles from my iPhone and iPad. I am too OCD and just no. I don’t even need to go there in the madness of my mind!
So I am now working on my old laptop, with internet and sending out this crazed article which is why I can truly say it is a Fabulous Friday!
Because I am still connected and not held hostage by the damn technology I have become so reliant on!
I think I need to stock up on my articles for a minute so I can unplug!
Oh such pretty little words that seem so simple yet will call another panic in my mind for deadlines. The joys of life!
This is such a part of my life, my writing this blog. It helps me release all the thoughts in my head and shakes the cobwebs from my soul.
I have found sometimes I have to write things but I can’t, for personal reason, just put it out there on the internet to share with everyone.
Usually that comes out in my handwritten journals, but lately I’ve found myself unloading apparent hostility I had held in and it’s flowing out in volumes onto my keyboard.
Those are kept under lock and key in the “private” section of my writings!
As I am growing I am branching out in how I “get it out” of my system. I am just happy I have encouraged and allowed myself to write it on a computer.
I don’t trust technology if you didn’t catch that above! However, it is so much easier on my hands, at times, to type rather that to write. It’s cool and frustrating to me.
But now I have this terabyte thingy that can’t get sick, and I can save all my musings, photos and anything else there. It’s got tons of space that they say even I can’t fill up! We will see about that!
So as I end this fabulous Friday ramble I wish you all the happiness and hope for a Fabulously Graceless weekend!
Have you ever had these problems with technology? The rage of feeling you were bettered by a device made with plastic, nickel and metal and a few other things?! The urge to destroy them?!
Let me know how you handled it!