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Monday, June 08, 2009

Technology crisis

I'm having a problem with many important pieces of tech equipment in my home. This concerns me because it's all happening at once and that's aggravating to say the least.

1. Awhile back we spilled tea on our camera and Kodak replaced it with a refurbished one that barely works. So I brought a very old camera home from work (that we no longer used) and it does not take action shots - bottom line I need to buck up and get a new camera. But the choices - so many choices. I'm polarized with indecision.

2. I dropped my phone in the ocean on Memorial Day - but that's been solved with the purchase of a new iPhone on Friday. I couldn't wait until June 19th for the new one to come out. I'm keeping the refurbished model. Please God let it be good to me.

3. I've canceled direct TV because our condo ass-ociation made a new rule banning them, installed cable lines and requires everyone to remove satellite dishes by July 1st. The tricky part is, Direct TV will not come back to remove their dish - that they installed on the ROOF! Now we have to either (A) hire a handy man (which I can't stop myself from saying "we need to hire a Handy Manny" - comes with the job) or (B) buy a 20' ladder and remove it ourselves. Then where do we put the ladder? Eggads.

4. I've saved the worst for last. Last week, while checking my eBay account, I liked on an option to sell something for a 2nd chance when my entire laptop froze. Having little patience I waited a few mintues and tried Ctrl/Alt/Delete to exit out of the program. Nothing happened. This is really weird so I turned off the computer by pressing the power button until the computer turned off. A few minutes later I turned it back on and SOB!!! it would not boot up, a strange screen came up saying it could not find the starter system, operating system, or whatever. We took it to the shop and are patiently waiting to find out if I killed the computer with one wrong button press. Did I mention it's less then 2 years old??? This is not supposed to happen. Where am I posting this from? My work laptop that I drag home every night.

I believe that's all for now. Please God don't let anything else break or need changing. I can only handle so many tech crisis at one time!

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

I hate when technology rebels.

Good luck!