Tuesday started off pretty well. I was up early and showered. Kelli, our daughter was bringing her twin boys Eli and Emmett over to me to watch while she went to town to do some errands. She was hoping to be back in time to have lunch with me and she requested Egg Plant Parmesan. When I make that, I go all out and make it completely from scratch including my own sauce. That meant I needed to get to the garden and get things picked before the kids got to my house.
In no time at all, I had three pans of garden goodness ready for the oven to roast into yardsauce.
I was playing with the boys while the yard sauce was roasting. I got up to do a few more things to have lunch ready and BAM….Eli had gotten to my computer. He pulled the table runner I keep under the keyboard and that pulled my whole computer monitor, router, and everything else down onto the floor. It didn’t phase him a single bit. Me, it phased.
Once I saw Eli was okay, I addressed the computer. Fingers crossed it was okay.
Initially, I thought everything was okay. I teasingly wrote a note in the message group I have with the kids. It said, “Eli just wrote himself out of the will.” It was a complete joke. I was just thankful that he or Emmett wasn’t hurt.
Whew…the computer looked okay.
I carefully picked it up. I got it in place. I realized the stand that holds the computer was cracked. Drat. I was able to wedge a bowl under it and that held the side of the computer.
I left the computer because by now the boys were hungry and getting fussy. I fed them and got them to bed for a nap and then sat down to check the computer.
I tried using the computer. It seemed okay but not normal. It was slow. I closed out some programs and then realized the bar on the side of the computer with my shortcuts had disappeared.
BLAH! I’ll just restart it and that typically fixes a lot of things. I got it to shut off. I turned it back on and this is what I got. Blah. I was bummed. My computer really wasn’t that old. I hated to think it had died. I hated more to think of everything I hadn’t backed up and all the things that were lost and gone.
Then I reminded myself how thankful I was that neither of the boys had been hurt.
Kalissa heard the news and came over in hopes of helping me fix it. No luck. She called a local repair guy. We figured I’d have to get a new computer but our hope was that we could salvage a few things. I had LOTS of quilts that were designed and in EQ. I had my taxes and receipts all entered. Was that in the cloud…or on my computer? I kept thinking of thing after thing after thing. Was it now lost? Was it in the cloud? Would I have to repurchase EQ? AHHH!! My brain was hopping from one thought to the next. Maybe he could fix it and everything would be okay…or maybe he could recover info and I’d get a new computer. Who knew?
The guy said Kalissa could drop it off on her way to work that night….and hopefully pick it up in the morning. WHAT?? For real? How could there be that good of service? I figured I’d believe it when I saw it.
About two hours after Kalissa dropped it off, I got a call.
The files on my computer are gone. He’s gonna try a couple more things but he’s not very hopeful. He is going to put a new motherboard in my computer and reinstall a few things. It should be under $200. Not terrible but still not an expense I was anticipating.
It should take a day or two but I should have a computer back by then. It’s not the best news…it’s not the worst news. In the meantime, I’m scrambling trying to do what I can here on the laptop. I am not a laptop gal at all. I don’t love it but I’m thankful I have it as a backup so I can still write a blog post.
That’s the latest from the Kramer home.