It happened to me…
My computer crashed today.
First thought is, “This can’t be happening to me”! In my effort
to prove that reasoning correct, I reboot. First line of
defense. Hmm. Still no response.
Oh no! What now? What will I do without my computer?
I call our computer techie. He tells me how to try one more
thing. He adds to *cross my fingers.*
That *one more thing* does no good. Neither does crossing my
Into the car, I load that sorry-looking computer while cursing
it! Hi, ho, it’s off to the techie’s office we go.
My husband comes home from work. Trying to put myself in a
cheerful mood doesn’t work. As I explain what’s happened, I can
hear him thinking, “Oh, geez, is she a mess”!
I realize how much a part of my life my computer has become. I
can’t live without my computer!
What do I do now? Not sure. What can I do now? Nothing. Got to
face the fact my computer’s not waiting for me in the next room!
Oh, no, it is gone.
Maybe I’ll get a good sleep tonight. But then I’ll only have to
awake in the morning and remember I don’t have my computer! I’m
not looking forward to that.
Uh, oh. I can’t sleep. Wish I was on the internet. Wonder how
long it’ll take to get my computer back?
Counting sheep (about 547 so far) isn’t working. May as well get
up. Maybe I’ll sit and write awhile.
Gosh, it’s quiet here in the family room. The tick tocking of
the mantel clock is actually loud! Weird.
Why do I love the internet so much? Sometimes I wish I’d never
logged on that first time! Days like this! Days when that darn
piece of *junk* crashes.
No, that’s not true. When I get back that piece of *utter
magic*, I’ll thank my lucky stars!
I’m hopelessly addicted to the internet. Admit it! I’ve learned
so much and have met so many wonderful people. Oh, I fully
realize I’ve got so much more to learn. Like BACKING UP my
files. Like doing it on a REGULAR basis.
I’m getting tired. Think I’ll put my coat on and step outside
onto the deck.
It’s snowing! There’s no wind. *Charlie Brown* snowflakes! Huge
ones coming straight down. Tree limbs and evergreens are cloaked
with several inches of the stuff!
Even more quiet out here. All I hear is the high tone in my ears
one only notices in total silence. So peaceful. Whiteness all
around me and darkness in the distance.
Finally at peace and exhausted, I slip back into bed. Life will
go on without my computer, I tell myself.
“BUT from now on, I WILL DO A BACK UP every day”!