Saturday, December 2, 2006
>The other day I got a phone call starting off “and you can’t say no.” Who can resist an invitation such as that? What I couldn’t say no to was a large artificial tree I was being loaned for the holidays. This news was met (later) with the realization that I was going to have to move some furniture in the living room of my smallish apartment to make room for it.
This, as usually happens to me, caused a chain effect that ALL the furniture was going to have to be moved...including everything where my computer is/has been. This was very worrisome to me as my computer is basically on life-support and has to be treated with a LOT of TLC. It, as it’s owner, is somewhat old ..LOL ... it’s a compaq presario 5630. It’s got to hang on by it’s painted fingernails until I can replace it.
Last night I was moving furniture, cords and such. Yes, I was muttering, saying some things very loudly - including a couple of suggestions that are physical impossibilities. I eventually got things where they were going to rest, and discovered that the cable cord would not reach the computer. I now have a lovely art object I’m calling “ snake of love” going across part of the floor. (That’s my story and I’m sticking to it!!)
Then, it was time to turn the computer back on. Nothing. Well, the monitor was trying to be helpful as it splashed across it’s screen “Monitor working ok, no input. Check connections.” I have to say my heart sank to beneath the soles of my shoes.
Saying very nice soft sweet nothings and nothing but sweet love to the computer, I began to check all the connections, cables and plugs. It’s now 3am, and I’m not going to bed until this is solved. Then (hand slap to forehead) I remembered that I had turned off the computer completely by the switch in the back. With a sigh of relief I turned it on and heard the lovely sound of my ancient friend starting up.
This morning I got up early to finish moving things around and complete the discovery of places that needed to be cleaned. And then I waited for the delivery of this delightful tree. About an hour ago I got a call with the information delivered in a breezy fashion that he had forgotten about delivering the tree and he’d try to do it sometime in the next week or so.
I think I’m going to start saying “Bah Humbug” to the season!!!!!
I thought the picture from www.oddtodd.com pretty well summed it up!!