Huey has R.H.D.

this day

The date I will insert is July 2, 2009.

Most of the time I am pretty easy going. I try to stay positive and find the good in all situations. But yesterday... I just couldn't do it. We all have days like this right? Ones that we are so glad they're over and will never happen again. Yesterday was one of those days for me. It just started off bad... and throughout the day the little "bad" things just kept adding up.

Just one of those days.

Woke up on the wrong side of the bed.
Couldn't find the shirt I wanted to wear.
Had nothing to pack for lunch.
Was running late to Michele's house.
Mia was especially grumpy all day.
The fact that she was sick didn't help.
My computer was running slow & freezing up a lot.
And then....

My computer just wouldn't turn on anymore.

It was frustrating to say the least.

Especially because I try to take really good care of the things I own. I'm not rough with things or treat them carelessly. And it was especially frustrating with my computer because I don't open e-mails from people I don't know, and I visit basically the same 3 websites every day. I hadn't done anything different. I don't download random crap, so I wasn't sure why/how I would have gotten a virus or something.

But I mean, what do I know?

Luckily, a family friend {& old neighbor} of ours, David, works on computers on the side so we called him and he came right over.

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He will be so happy I included this picture on my blog! Somehow he knows all this crazy stuff to do to computers. So he ran some tests on Huey {my computer... yes, he has a name}

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And the diagnosis...

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Replace Hard Disk.

Long story short, David didn't replace the hard disk. He was able to restore the computer as if it was brand new again.... but I lost all my stuff. All of it. Pictures, documents, programs, favorites, music, etc. And the hard drive could go out again at any moment... or it could be fixed forever. Since it wouldn't turn on, we don't really know what caused it to quit working. Who knows.

But just because I still like to find the positive...

  • Luckily I had most of my pictures on my external hard drive, and the ones that weren't on there are on flickr or facebook. So far I can't think of anything too important that I lost, although I'm sure I'll come across something.
  • In a way it's nice to have a "brand new" computer again... all kinds of free space to take up again! ;-)
  • PTL for good friends who come straight over and examine the computer for free! Thank you, David! I'm sure if I had taken it somewhere, I would have had to wait at least a week to find out what was wrong and it probably would have cost me hundreds of dollars.
  • I don't have to buy a new computer... although I am eyeing the Macbook for my next computer purchase. WHat do you all think of them? I've barely ever used one, but from what I've heard/seen, they are pretty dang awesome.
  • Also... thanks to my mom & Kristen for putting up with me yesterday. Sorry if I was rude to you guys :(

Well, it's late, been a long {but good!} day..

Happy 4th of July Eve!!! Hope everyone has a great weekend!

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