Woe is me! (and update)
Update at bottom!***
OK- Remember I mentioned I have been having computer problems? Well, the time has come when I must send my Mac off to get fixed up! (I HOPE!) My daughter is going to Orlando tomorrow and since that's the nearest 'Mac Fixer ' I had to make the decision to send it in by her and hope for the best!
The problem has been that it crashes a lot... with no rhyme or reason to any of it-as far as I can see. It crashes in all kinds of tasks and situations as I'm doing my stuff, every day; often several times each day! It has become most annoying-especially when it shuts down in the middle of a chat. It comes right back on...but still- a big PAIN- besides- this I'm sure is just leading to a huge problem if not fixed!
SOOO...tonight will be my last blogging for awhile-and my last night for visiting Facebook-and my last night for checking out the message forums that I visit...and my last IM contacts with friends...my last night for reading or sending e-mails....My last night for uploading any photos I might take! :( I tell you ...it's scary!! I have no way of knowing just how long I might be offline...but once before I was off for 3 months!! :(
Hopefully, this problem won't be that serious- but at best it will be a few days... because another trip will have to be made to Orlando for pick-up...even if the problem is solved quickly!
SO-YES~ WOE is me_DOUBLE WOE!
Coincidentally-as I was starting to write this post I got an email fwd that made me 'LOL '- and I needed that a lot!
(You won't believe the timing of this!!)
" Computer trouble!
I was having trouble with my computer. So I called Richard, the 11
year old next door whose bedroom looks like Mission Control , and
asked him to come over.
Richard clicked a couple of buttons and solved the problem. As he was
walking away, I called after him, 'So, what was wrong?
He replied, 'It was an ID ten T error.'
I didn't want to appear stupid, but nonetheless inquired, 'An, ID ten
T error? What's that? In case I need to fix it again.'
Richard grinned. 'Haven't you ever heard of an ID ten T error
No,' I replied.
'Write it down,' he said, 'and I think you'll figure it out.'
So I wrote down: I D 1 0 T
I used to like the little shit........"
Earlier tonight I was still working at burning my picture files and other files to disks...In the middle of one of these attempts my computer crashed again and when it came back on, the blank disk wouldn't eject!
For hours I worried with this to no avail...Finally I made a last attempt by searching out info which I had not an inkling of what I was reading (these instructions in utility) LOL- I don't even know how I came to be checking there! Anyway-I found the magic word-'eject'-Finally!
I have decided- to heck with any more desperate burnings of files to disks! I have spent the whole day trying to organize and save my files - so as not to lose anything in this repair trip coming up! Worked my fingers to the bone- really!! Now I have decided I have to just trust it will work out ok.....or let the chips fall as they may!
BTW~ My girls told me I'm using the wrong term when I say that my computer crashes! LOL - That may be so...but it sure feels like a crash to me! I told them, 'It doesn't matter. My blog buddies know what I mean.. and they think I'm a bit of a ding bat anyway so it's ok!" ;)
I'd love to answer the messages I got today and yesterday but I just don't have the time or energy! I promise to catch up with each of you soon! I appreciate all of you very much-( old and new commenters) _all the kind comments !
See you all soon!