Saturday, April 17, 2010

Hip Hip Hooray

Three cheers to Wade for bringing my computer back to life. Yes, that's right I'm back up and running on my pc again as of yesterday.
Last Saturday we went to Staples and bought a new hard drive. Wade put it in when we got home and went through the installation process only to find that it wouldn't recognize the disks that HP had sent.


My computer sat for a few more days with it's insides hanging out until we could get back to return the hard drive and try another one. Wednesday after work we made the exchange and he once again started the long process. By late that evening he had it all good to go.

Yesterday he hooked everything back up and most everything has been reinstalled now. I just have one more program to do. As much as I love my laptop, my pc has been with me longer and I missed it.
The only loss here was some email addresses that I had in my contacts and some websites that I had bookmarked.
Now the plans for the weekend are to do some crafting, work on getting ahead on my posts and maybe, just maybe I'll squeeze them cleaning in there somewhere.

This was supposed to post last night. I had it scheduled and I even double checked. This morning I see it is listed as a draft. GRRR 

19 comments:

Alesa Warcan said...

Congratulations! The puter is dead, long live the puter!

Marg said...

Glad you got your puter going again. You are so lucky to have someone to help you get it going again. If mine dies, I have to take it somewhere an that costs a fortune.
Have a good week end getting some stuff done.

SGR said...

Woof! Woof! I am a bit surprised ... with all the "Photoshop" stuffs you create, I assumed you had a MAC. We have a MAC. Anyway, glad you PC is working again. Lots of Golden Woofs, Sugar

Anna said...

Dear Ann,
Congratulations! I am so happy for you!
And thanks for visiting my blog earlier! You are, once again, First Commenter and I have given you a free link!
Hugs,
Anna

Duni said...

I'm so glad your PC is fixed! You can send Wade over when something happens to mine anytime ;-)

I save my bookmarked sites and email addresses on an external drive!

Audrey said...

WOOHOO!! Life is back to normal :)

As far as detergent goes - my hubby used to think Tide was the only one too, but I buy the groceries so I would get whatever happened to be on sale :) It's amazing how the detergents really aren't that different. If you lived a little closer - I would give you some to try. My sister-in-laws father is a mechanic and gets quite dirty too, but her mom just puts some of the detergent on the stains before putting them in the wash, lets them sit for a bit then throws everything in. She says it works really well (sorta like SHOUT).

Cinnamon-Girl said...

Yay! That's great news! Enjoy your weekend!

Donna said...

Wonderful!! Boy, that takes a load off your mind!
Enjoy the weekend sweetie!
hughugs

FishHawk said...

Did Duke help? Yeah, I imagine he did. Good boy, Duke!

More importantly, did he do his happy puppy dance? Yeah, I imagine he did. Good boy (again), Duke!!

DK Miller said...

Woo hoo! That's great!

Bossy Betty said...

Don't you feel restored as well!? Congrats on having your computer back!

June Zach (Fledgling Blogger) said...

Great! Your PC is now back! Let's celebrate! ^_^
You made a good shot of the mother board and the monitor. :D

By the way, I also had the same experience that I scheduled one post but it ended up as draft when I checked it the following day. I know how it feels. LOL

Grace said...

Everyone seems to be back on-line with their favorite computers - my optical drive went wonky on my MAC and rather than leave it at the repair place I just bought an external optical drive. I would hate to have to use the Windows laptop - we get so attached to a particular machine...Glad you are up and running again.

allotments4you said...

congrats on sorting out your pc...I think I would have just took mine to the shop...can't wait to see what you get crafty with this time!!

Ratty said...

I'm glad you finally got your computer working. I hate having a computer down. And I've had the same posting problems too. I think sometimes Blogger's automatic computers likes to mess with all of us.

The Urban Cowboy said...

Glad to hear your up and running again. A computer down can be very frustrating.

Ann said...

Alesa yes, please long live the puter

Marg I have a friend how took hers to get it fixed, not only did they charge a fortune but it wasn't even fixed right.

SGR as a matter of fact I've never even used a MAC

Anna thank you and your welcome. and thank you for the link. It's always a pleasure visiting you

Duni well let me know if you need him, I'll put him on the first plane...lol

Audrey my sentiments exactly. I buy groceries too but even if I buy what's on sale he won't let me wash him clothes in it, he'll go out and buy tide. Picky picky...lol

Cinnamon girl yes it is, thanks and you enjoy yours also

Donna yes it does, I was so glad he was able to get it running again

dkmiller woo hoo indeed :)

bossy betty yes I do, it almost felt foreign at first sitting down in front of it after being on the laptop all that time

junezach PARTY!!!!!...lol I wonder if something was going on that was messing up scheduled posts or did we both goof up?....no I think not...lol

grace yes we sure do. even though I like the laptop I have a hell of a time trying to type on it.

allotments4you well since Wade seems to be pretty good at figuring this stuff out I'm glad I didn't have to take it anywhere.

ratty maybe it's time we all gang up on blogger...lol

urban cowboy yes it can be. at least I did have the laptop to use otherwise I probably would have gone nuts.

Poetic Shutterbug said...

Glad it's up and running again. Wasn't life much less stressful without computers?

Ann said...

Poetic shutterbug. I don't know about less stressful because my pre-computer days were filled with raising my kids. It could be a toss up :)

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