Just a little bit ago someone I was talking to on the phone sort of complained that I haven't been posting much on here.
I've been terribly busy, both with Newburyport Biz and all of life's dramas. I really should write a book.
So yesterday, I went down to Gloucester, as I am inclined to do on a Thursday morning, to visit with my mom. Upon my return to our glorious city, I ran a few errands and then had to go to The Tannery. I turned down Federal St. off High St. and heard the distinct sound of something under the car breaking and the really obvious sound signifying that "OMG something is wrong with the muffler AGAIN."
Thus continued a saga that began some 6 months ago when the thing nearly fell right off the car; and part 2 was about 2 weeks ago when it happened again, only for a different (and much less expensive) reason.
After fleeing (noisily) to my home, I sat down with my laptop. Oh dear, the screen had gone all black and nothing I did brought it out of whatever mode it was in (I thought I had turned off the annoying "sleep" mode).
Well damn if the thing would not re-boot. It just kept turning itself on and off, on and off, from about 3:30 p.m. to midnight, when I went to bed. I saw my life (as represented by the content of this hard drive) swirling down the toilet.
All my photos! The spreadsheet I use instead of a check register! All my stories! Civ 4! I had not done a backup in months.
This morning, after a pretty much sleepless night during I debated just how much my life would be over if I lost my Internet access, and after a few feeble attempts to re-boot, it came back. But it's acting pretty strange.
So I'm hoping one of you genius computer people out there can tell me what's going on. And please don't say anything dire - I just couldn't take it right now.
I think I just painted myself into a corner.
Welch poet on fire at Actors Studio.
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