We’re still having a few technical difficulties with our computer, although we did go visit Staples and grilled a young employee there who looked to be about 17 but rolled off a lot of technical lingo and told us about Staples’ diagnostics program. We might try that. We’ve had hit-or-miss luck hiring people off of Craig’s List.
In the meantime, Superman at least got it to where I could get back in to the computer (albeit sloooooowly), and the first thing I did was back up all my fiction!!!! I didn’t want another of these tragedies. I was long overdue for a backup anyway, and now I’m thinking I should back it up in a couple of different places.
Then, of course, I had to get on Facebook! Homecoming, people! I had to look at everyone’s Homecoming pictures! I still wasn’t able to see them all well (couldn’t use my arrow button), but I got a glimpse, and I’ll get back and look more thoroughly when we finally take our computer in.
Then I had to make sure I sent a few more FB messages to Montana son, since that’s his only mode of communication these days.
Then I made sure my fiction files were backed up … again …
Then I wrote a few blog posts, so I’ll have something up all this week — homecoming, fall decor, other fun things and pics.
Next is backing up photos!
In comments on the post, Debi asked wasn’t it amazing how much we rely on our technology and how lost we feel when it’s down? And all I have to say to that is — yes, sister!
What do you do to back up all your computer files? Do you do the same with your phone? What would you feel worse losing?
Back up…well, I have never backed anything up! I have put pictures on disks and printed out important stuff, but that is it. I actually am very lucky, I have a customer that is a retired professor, machinist, computer geek and all around genius and anytime I have had any issues, he has fixed it for me for free! I have sent several people to him to fix theirs as well, too bad you are in California!
I think I would miss the phone more….wait, no the computer….no, the phone…I can’t decide – they both would be very inconvenient! Good luck finding someone – if all else fails, maybe you could ship it to my friend Dave =)
Wow, Debi, that is lucky to have a friend nearby to help! I keep hinting to my kids that maybe they could be computer technicians so we’ll have someone “in the family” who can help everyone for free. It’s like the old days of wanting to have a car repair person and a doctor in the family — someone you can trust. Hang on to your friend Dave! : )
I know, I am lucky! I told him to not be surprised if a computer is shipped to me and I bring it over, haha!