... 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.