my computer works!

May 24, 2009

It’s Sunday night, and while most of the country is basking in this long weekend, I am preparing for another day of work tomorrow. In case you’re wondering, it isn’t too fun to have a job where you are forced to work holidays and weekends. So it’s almost my bedtime, but I just wanted to write something, because we got so much accomplished this weekend.

First of all, I am so excited that my computer is working again, thanks to my brother-in-law Scott. What happened was what they call a “logical failure” of the hard drive. Nothing physically wrong, but the computer no longer recognized it. So I paid $99 for this program from Prosoft Engineering, ran it overnight, and most of my files were recovered and are now stored on my external hard drive, aka the thing that I should have used weeks ago, BEFORE all this happened. Sigh.

Anyway, it’s a bittersweet ending because although the files were recovered, they lost their file names. There is also a lot of COMPLETE JUNK that I had no idea had made its way onto my hard drive that I have to sift through to find the files I’m looking for. And unfortunately, some of the files were “corrupted,” including the presentation I worked so hard on.

When I turned on my computer today it was like it was brand new. I had to reinstall all my programs and set up my system profile and internet bookmarks again. It’s kind of cool to start fresh, in a way, but also kind of annoying.

As for the other stuff we did this weekend, I was going to tell you about it now but I’m getting too tired. So I’ll tell you about it tomorrow, or the next day if I’m feeling lazy. But the living room, kitchen, and utility room are looking great, and I can’t wait to share pictures with you!

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Comments on my computer works!

  1. 1

    From Julienne:

    I can’t wait to see pictures!

  2. 2

    From Leslie:

    What a pain. I’m wondering if maybe that’s what my problem is. It sounds about right. Logical failure in my brain and now I’m filled with complete junk. Could $99 fix me, I wonder?

    I’m looking forward to seeing your pictures too!

  3. 3

    From Emily:

    I know what it’s like to be forced to work weekends and holidays. It sucks. It more than sucks.

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