Monday, January 5, 2009

i'm back....

... and boy does it feel good.

I've been away for a few days but I would have much rather been here... here in blogland. But my computer had other ideas. Ideas that were becoming more and more strange, to the point where I had to say, "Don, my computer is doing some really strange things."

Well, actually, I had to say that a few times before Don said he'd take a look at it. By the time he did, my browser had been totally hijacked and I couldn't stay on a blog or website longer than a minute or two before it changed to some other site or disappeared completely. Spyware is evil!

After doing some scanning and futile tries at debugging, it was determined that my poor little infested laptop needed to be rebuilt. That meant I had to back up everything that I wanted to keep...

**side note: maybe I should make it my New Year's resolution to back up my digital pictures more often.**

... before Don took everything off. He then had to reinstall everything that was needed to make my wonderful little laptop operational again. All of that takes time. And as my sick little laptop was being worked on, I was without a computer.

This was not something I am used to. I did have access to other computers in the house but it just wasn't the same. None of them were MY own little laptop that holds all MY personal and precious info.

But tonight Don handed me back my beautiful little laptop and told me that most of the rebuilding had been completed. And here I sit with my wonderful little laptop on my lap feeling like life is back to normal and all is, again, right with the world.

12 comments:

Penless Thoughts said...

So glad to hear the problem was fixed....and that you have a husband who could do it!!!! Glad you and "lappy" are back and happy once again. Happy New Year indeed.
Susan

MightyMom said...

whoa, you have your very own computer?

I have to share mine with the blogging husband, 2 computer playing toddlers, 1 computer playing former toddler and 2 chair sitting cats!! and it's a desktop!! I can't even HIDE!!!!!!!!!!!!!

:-)

missed ya.

Heidi Jo said...

glad to have you back, and glad that a major diaster was avoided.

Karen said...

It's so nice to have you back! Isn't it nice to have a husband who can fix all that for you? Thanks for the reminder about backing stuff up. I'm so bad about that.

Jamey said...

I'm glad you got it fixed! I love my laptop too and wonder what I ever did without it!!

barb said...

Oh no!!!

Glad Don was able to repair your beautiful little lap top!

I know from experience the horrible feeling of not having your personal lap top handy.

I hate to think that you lost all of your digital pictures.

Just Mom said...

YOU'RE BACK! YAY!

Momma Roar said...

I understand you completely! It's easy to keep us bloggers happy! :-D

nancy said...

Oh, No! Did you lose photos? I'm going to back mine up right now!
Nancy

Melissa said...

I hate being without my computer. It makes my face twitch :)

Carolyn said...

She's back, she's back!!! whoo hooo:) I read your twitter note (I have your twitters come to my phone) - so I knew YOU were OK, that it was your computer that wasn't feeling so good, so I wasn't worried. Just missed ya, friend! :)

*little dance -- she's back.

Heather @ Not a DIY Life said...

I know nothing of computer stuff. I'm so glad my hubby does! We've been out of town this week, so i'm trying to get caught up on blog reading this weekend.

have a great weekend!