Monday, 18 August 2008

Unthinkable Happenings

Saturday night I couldn't sleep.

After tossing and turning for hours and being forced to listen to Rob's deeply sleeping sounds I had had quite enough.

I got up.

There was nothing on TV.

I headed to the computer.

The computer booted up and I snuggled into my blanket.

I looked at the desktop and noticed it was different than usual.

Then as it finished booting up the desktop informed me that the computer had been infested with a virus or spyware and I needed to install antivirus or anti spyware software quickety quick.

It was an emergency.

I am no computer whizz I assure you but I downloaded antivirus software and before it even had a chance to run the computer shut down completely.

Then magically it started to reboot and I thought all was going to turn out OK after all.

It didn't.

The desktop remained a different colour and although all the icons appeared nothing was clickable. Not a single file could be accessed on the computer. The computer I feared had been sadly murdered by this virus.

A tragedy.

I couldn't exactly wake Rob up with the less than cheerful news that his computer had come to a tragic end in the middle of night. So I waited until morning.

Currently our beloved laptop is en route to Scotland to Velux head office to see if the IT department can resuscitate it. Who knows when it will be coming back to us or if we'll be welcoming a brand new replacement in it's stead.

So in the mean time we are completely computer-less.

So if you're wondering why I'm rudely not commenting on your blog or replying to emails this is the reason.

I have discovered that I can blog from my mobile phone which is from whence I blog right now. But alas it is like sending the worlds longest and most annoying text message and it is no doubt rather pricey too.

But I just wanted to provide an explanation as to where I am.

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22 lovely comments:

Candy said...

aawwww...!!! i feel your pain!!

Melissa said...

oh no! Tragedy of tragedies!!!! What will I do without my Carol?!?!?! ;)

I sure hope that it gets fixed soon, or that you guys get a new computer soon, if not for my sake, then for yours! I know how hard it is to go without a computer....

We'll miss you in the meantime! :(

Lauren W said...

Oh no! What a sad day :(
Here's hoping that you won't be computer-less long.

Jen said...

Oh that totally stinks! Hopefully the computer will be fine and hurry back from Scotland soon!

THopgood said...

A sad day indeed. So sorry for your loss....Praying for your loved one's speedy recovery...

Krystyn said...

How awful! I hope it gets well soon and doesn't cost anything!

It seems like the viruses are really on the lose lately!

amanda said...

oh no :(

sending happy thoughts on the recovery of your beloved computer!!

and seriously long distance high five for blogging via the mobile!! wow :)

Simply Shannon said...

Oh no! I hope they are able to fix it. I'll certainly miss your posts until they do! I am actually blogging via cell right now and it definitely is not ideal.
Take care dahling!

Kelli said...

Blogging from your phone? I'm impressed. I am the world's slowest text messager...I could never pull that off. I'm sorry about your computer. I hope you get it back soon.

P.S. Don't even worry about that EFY story for my talk. I don't have to do it this week. Some things came up and I had to do some rearranging. So no worries!!! I'd love to read it another time though. :)

Aprille - The Muddled said...

Like we say in the southern USA "Bless Your Heart" - now you have to be careful when a southern woman says this because often it can be replaced with the phrase "aww isn't she just so stupid. poor thing" but I assure you in this case it does not. I hate that and appreciate your blogging commitment via text! You will be missed. Hope it isn't pricey.

Shannon said...

Oh how sad :( cant wait tell your back. I will miss you.

Patrice said...

lol! Ahh I hate laptop problems... they are the worst! I'm sorry your computer-less, I would have a nervous break down! lol I loved the comment about "the world's longest text message"! That's too funny! I know what you mean, though. I admire you for not giving up. I tried writing a post from my iPhone earlier today, and I gave up almost as soon as I started! Good luck with the computer problems!

Beth (A Mom's Life) said...

Oh no! I hope they can fix it quickly for you.

Our hard drive crashed last year and it took forever to get it fixed. So I feel your pain! Hang in there!

Kelly said...

I'm frantically downloading software!!! Thanks for the heads up and I feel your pain with the phone blogging, but totally respect your dedication!!! Hope things are back up and running soon.

anti-supermom said...

I'm so sorry, what a pain. I hope that it (your computer) hurries home so you can be blogging again soon.

Happy ending...

Formercitygirl said...

The same thing happened to my computer a few months ago. No spyware could get rid of the virus. I had to crash it and reinstall everything again. Needless to say, I lost all my files. So sorry to read that it happened to you. Good luck!

Chelle said...

Oh no honey! I am so sorry :(

Kristen said...

OH my goodness, I think I would have the shakes!! :)

Praying for a very fast recovery, and hope you enjoy the down time.

I will miss you, and can't wait to hear that you are back online with us! :)

Katie said...

Oh how sad!

Wendi said...

I. can. not. imagine.
I mean I can imagine being without a computer...I can not imagine blogging from my cell phone.
It would take me days to type all that out.
You. are. good.
We will miss you.
Hope your computer comes back all well soon!

Leslie said...

omg noooo!!!! I'm so sorry. I hate that when stuff like this happens. I hope they can fix your laptop soon! ((hugs))

Lisa said...

Oh man! That stinks....really, really stinks!