December is shaping up to be a very stressful time. I'm going through the motions, but my heart just isn't in it. My parents were here this weekend and even though we all had a good time, everyone is on edge waiting for Duke to call for my sister's surgery. She has a number and is waiting for it to be called to go.
Want to know what I'm getting for Christmas? Besides the lumps of coal I deserve for the choice curse words I let fly when I realized my laptop was dead. Yep, the graphic/video card is dead. It is a $1000 repair, so most people opt for a new computer/laptop. For the handful of people who follow this blog, that makes the ratio of computers that are actually working my household 1/3. I'd like to thank the Apple support lady who was there for moral support as I fell apart.
Here's the thing, the 2 computers that died are what I call utility and they were over 4 years old. They don't have important files or pictures. But I was freaking out just thinking that could happen to the one that does. I have an external hard drive and online back up, but last night I started spinning everything to a separate disk, everything. I ran out of disks, so we are going to get some more today so that I can back up the rest of 2007 and all of 2008. Because you know what this experience has taught me? It's not a matter of if your computer will die/crash, it is simply a matter of when.
Still, my nerves are shot. Nurse, bring me a guacamole IV drip stat. Paging Santa, I need time capsule and a new laptop asap.