Monday, December 15, 2008

Self Medicating

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.



Happy Monday.

6 comments:

Kristii said...

Aww...I am thinking about you today!! My sister is in the hospital too...I am right there with you!! Sorry about your computer...What a love/hate relationship. You think with the money we lay down for these things they should last forever...or at least closer than they do!! Take care girl! I am lifting you up today!

Lisa Dickinson said...

gosh that sucks anytime a computer dies, but especially now, i'm glad you are saving to disc and i'm speed dialing the chipotle hotline as I type. :)

janel said...

I am so sorry! Actually a margarita would help immensely too. Hang in there...

Susan Beth said...

Sorry about the broken computers. Praying for your sister, her comfort, and a successful surgery!

Allie said...

Guacamole drip... yummmm. Sorry the month isn't going so hot! This laptop has video card issues too and we just got it a year ago. It used to freeze up and shut itself down at least once a day. ARRG! Stupid computers... can't live with 'em, trying to live without 'em.

Ally said...

Oh ugh. Danielle! What scares me is that I can't use my disc drive on my laptop any more - so I keep thinking I should buy some new flash drives. What I really want is an external hard drive. But your story is a scary one!

Thinking of your sister too and hoping for all good stuff.