Sunday, July 15, 2007

h is for hooped

And that's what our computer is: Hooped.... It seems that what with all the power spikes we've been having lately, due to the drain on our hopelessly inept power grid out here, our surge protector couldn't handle the load, and basically a surge went through our entire system....or so says the all-knowing, smiling computer tech-god. Oh yes, it can be fixed, but given the ancient age of our computer (nearly 5 years old!! How ever did we manage to have it that long?!) it would be more advisable to invest in a new system, and perhaps they could manage to transfer over some of the data we wanted to keep on our old system, if we are very lucky, which as most people who know Cee and I know, we probably won't be, as if it wasn't for bad luck we'd have no luck at all...

So that's it...and since the computer fairy hasn't left us a new system as yet under our pillows, I suppose it may be a while until we can manage a new one, since we hadn't even been thinking of replacing ours for a while...ah well, c'est la vie as they say. There was a lot of 'stuff' on the old one that will be lost, but I suppose it could be worse..although at the moment I'm not sure how...

And for anyone who didn't know, you should replace your surge protector 'often', according to the all-knowing tech-god, as when he asked me how old ours was and I told him "about 2 years" he basically choked on his tongue and again muttered something about it being 'ancient'.

At least I've been getting a lot of crocheting and knitting done, not that I can show you or anything, since I can't upload any pictures, but just imagine lots of cool finished stuff...like thread bookmarks and doilies (table hats) and things like that...

4 comments:

flutter said...

I love computer people, no really I do. They are such a non judgmental, helpful sort.

Sorry about the news

Sharon said...

Lawd, save us from the technological domination of thirty-something geeks who live in their parents' basements, play endless World of Warcraft and have never been on an actual date...

But I digress. That totally sucks. I miss you Kiki! I'm glad to see you in my comments whenever you can be online. Hope it won't be too long before we can see your creations.

Joni said...

I hope you're able to get a new setup soon! 'Round here (admittedly, my DH is a computer/networking guy, and engineer) we plan on 2 years being a good run for a computer, and though some last longer for us we sort of know we might need to replace things after that time span. I wouldn't know what to do if I didn't live with a computer guy though.

AJ said...

I am so impressed with your blog. I've got about a dozen projects on the go and just can't find the motivation to finish one at the moment. Looks like you've got more than enough motivation! Good on you. AJ
PS you can visit my blog at www.xanga.com/fireroc9 it's a bit of everything. knitting, crocheting, gardening, and adventures in living in Europe. tah!