Monday, January 16, 2012

Computer Dependency

So last Friday night, I shut down my computer- something I rarely do. When I went to start it up on Saturday morning, nothing. A big, fat, NOTHING. Crap.
My husband took it in and they said it wouldn't be looked at for at least a week.
Bigger crap.
But then... we got a call on Sunday of all days (who works on sundays???) and the guy said not only is the problem teeny, and inexpensive, and easily fixed, but we can pick the computer up... TODAY!!!
Calming down a little...
It's kinda ridiculous how much we depend on computers. I mean, I have most of my writing backed up (except for the editing I did last week), I have an iPad- what i'm using right this second, and really, I should be able to survive without a computer. Knowing that my computer can be fixed fast shouldn't be the best news I've heard since my last child was born. (Joking... sort of.) It's just plain ridiculous. But also inevitable.
Unless I start writing with pens and paper.


  1. I feel the same way. It's hard not to become dependent on a computer. What did/do people do without them?
    I'm glad it was an easy fix! The last time my computer didn't turn on I was without it for two weeks. It wasn't pretty.

  2. it's crazy, isn't it? After my laptop died on me I freaked! All my work was on there, and the only thing we had was the desktop...all the way in th basement. Glad we got our tablets, otherwise I might have had a meltdown.

  3. Our computer updated itself the other night and I couldn't figure what happened to all my files. I had a little freak out moment, but thankfully my husband is a computer geek. He put things back to normal.

  4. My hubbie is good at fixing tech stuff too. When my iPad crashed, I took it into the Apple store and they thought they fixed it but when I got back home it was still all messed up. My hubbie figured it out for me. Yay!

  5. Indeed a part of daily ordinary routine at home and at work.