Monday, February 11, 2008

A Bummer Day

This morning, my computer took a little too long to wake up. Three attempts, in fact. It had me a little worried, but I thought it was just hitting "snooze", like we all do sometimes. However, when the screen starting flashing black, then white, then red, green, and blue - I began to really worry. That couldn't be a good sign. I re-installed the battery, and my beloved laptop got back on track - only to repeat the episode later in the morning. It was sick. After another 2 reboots - it didn't reboot again. It was time for a trip to the Downtown Hospital - aka The Mac Store.

I have a feeling it is the video card - (based on the Whites' laptop's similar symptoms and diagnosis) which is not a cheap fix. Throw in the need for a new vacuum (I take back anything positive I've ever said about a Dyson), new tires, and now this - not a great month..... Plus, 7-10 days before it's even diagnosed...... Bummer.......

I'm also dealing with the first nasty headache I've dealt with for a while - Pilates had really been helping and I was so excited to not be taking the pain medication on a regular basis. I suspect it was from trying to do some arm weights today (so I'll have pretty arm muscles like Michele has when I'm in Hawaii......) So, it's kind of a bummer day.

I'm off to have some oatmeal for dinner and then watch "Lost" that we still haven't caught up with from last week. Needless to say, my posts will be a little fewer these days, and I apologize for neglecting your blogs or adding comments. There are now 4 of us scrambling for the same computer in the evening hours-

Hope you've all had a better day than mine!

2 comments:

Jodi said...

Uh, just lost my comment!

Anyway, as I was saying, I am very happy with my Eureka Boss Smartvac from Costc, $159. Ranked very high on Consumer Reports...even above...uh-hum...other more expensive vaccuums.

JustMe said...

Since I'm not close enough to be punched in the face for saying this: Look on the bright side! Maybe lots of little happy pleasurable non-computer activities will present themselves over the next few days....

This coming from someone who uses her powerful, super high-speed work computer to do personal stuff all day....

I really do hope your computer gets well soon.