Tuesday, May 17, 2011

Trying Times!

To call the kind of day I had yesterday "trying times" would probably -at least in my opinion -be just a tad of an understatement.

Personally, I consider it to have been a day straight from Hell, sent to me, personally by Satan himself!

Last summer, I inadvertently got hit with this really nasty virus/malware thing that took my neighbor's son two days and two nights of working on my computer to remove files and folders to flash storage and any place else he could find for external ways to salvage my data and then, to root around, remove this, change that, over and over again, until he had finally removed the miserable little sucker that had my computer looking next to dead! I had accidentally misunderstood some stuff about that program and had been dumb enough to click on what actually opened a round-robin floodgate within my computer to screw things up.

Yesterday a.m. though, when I got up and went to check my e-mail, my facebook, my reader, and found the only thing I could access was my e-mail as the rest was giving me this error-alert-warning and this time, I didn't open anything pertaining to that stinking message but it still screwed up my computer for most of the day!

Luckily for me, since I couldn't locate my neighbor's son to see if he could fix my computer again, I did find a company online that I went through and the technician worked with me over the phone and doing the "fixing" via a remote connection, finally got the stupid problem cleared out. It cost me a lot more moola to have it done this way -seeing as my neighbor's son works quite cheaply but still, nice to know I had hooked myself into a company that was nice to deal with the tech guy -a very personable man who also explained things to me in simple English -no computerese -as we worked along and the whole process only took about 3 hours from start to finish too!

But now, that leaves my budget for the rest of this month pretty well shot in the behind too ya know!

And that means some of the things I had hoped to make payments on (like some of my medical bills) and oh, a few sales I will most likely have to bypass too of crafts stuff I'd like to order (stuff I really don't NEED but I do really WANT ya know) will have to go on hold a while longer I guess.

So thinking ahead to the next gift time coming my way -which doesn't arrive until my October birthday -I had kind of been hoping my kids would humor my likes and get me something that they will look at as being sort of football gifts because what I'd really like to receive for my birthday is a really nice, heavy and also, pretty sweatshirt -yes, you read that correctly -either a Nittany Lion sweatshirt or a maroon one that says Washington Redskins on it. And, please make it a hooded variety too, will ya?

I do have one Penn State sweatshirt now but I've had it for several years now, it's a bit faded and also been well-worn so time to replace that puppy and as for the Redskins, it's been many, many years since I last had a nice sweatshirt that designates that group as being my favorite professional football team!

Now if they really wanted to make me really, really happy, they could always take out a small business loan and get me tickets to either a Penn State game or a Redskins game but considering the costs involved in that, I'm more than happy to settle for a sweatshirt!


Lori said...

Computer issues are not fun and can be costly...thankfully I have my brother who is a computer tech so it's not too bad. I hope you don't have any more problems and I hope you get all the things on your wish list. :)

Maggie May said...

Thankfully Macs don't get viruses as often. I would hate to be in charge of a PC with a virus.

For my Birthday, my family are organising more fish pedicures!
Maggie X

Nuts in May

terri said...

Glad to hear you got your computer issues fixed. If you're anything like me, being without internet and being disconnected from your online friends probably feels like some form of torture!