Monday, October 01, 2007

The fates hate me, but the bugs? They love me.

My desktop computer decided to crash today. My LIFE is on that thing. Our budget stuff, all our photos, my business records, invoice blanks, my pricing sheets, everything! I have also written over 30 songs (and a few I've recorded) and all those files are on there too. *sniff*

I can't access ANYTHING at the moment. We're pretty sure the hard drive is fine, it's bad memory and something else that's not working (and I do have backups of some stuff)- but ugh ugh ugh, I feel like my entire life is on hold. Thank goodness I bought a laptop earlier this year, or else I wouldn't even be able to function, but it's not my main computer and I want my main computer. My laptop also hates my printer, and I had 4 orders I needed to get out this morning, and I needed my invoice file and I needed to print that and labels for my packages. Thankfully I was able to download a driver that seemed to make it work. But...

WAAAAAAAHHHH!!!! What a HUGE pain in the rear (and checkbook).

My hubby and dad can both build computers, but they're saying with the parts we need to replace, I might as well just call Dell and buy a whole new one. *big, huge, loud sigh*

Bye-bye swanky, new camera that I wanted to get as my Christmas present to myself. I swear, the fates are keeping me from that thing!

I had a visitor this morning. I guess it's a praying mantis. I have an uncle that is terrified of those things. This one was tan and skinny. I thought they were green and a little bigger. Don't worry, I didn't lysol him. I had pity and captured him in a cup and released him on the back porch for the huge frog-sized red wasps to carry him away. Life is so interesting living in front of a large open field in Texas.

Did you know they fly? I didn't. But I do now.


Heidi @ GGIP said...

So sorry about your computer. i like praying mantis's too. They are kindof creepy looking, but too pretty to kill.

Chelsea Rae said...

Eww Eww Eww!!!! You have some seriously nasty bugs down there. I am super terrified of bugs, I don't think that I could handle it!

Jeanie said...

Hey, Crystal:

Remember when I drowned my laptop last year? I was SHOCKED that all my info on it was able to be saved. (Thank goodness for husbands that work in I.T., huh?)

I sure hope your files are accessible SOON for you. (And that you get your fancy-pants camera for Christmas, too.)

Dream big, girl. Dream BIG.

(Nice bug!)