It's been a Bad Day at
Black Rock El Casa Móvil De Pennington... in that our run of nearly 25 years without a massive computer failure came to an an abrupt and painful end this morning. We experienced yet another bout of disruptive shut-downs today, except this time the computer would NOT come up. The box would run a maximum of four or five minutes and then crash... time after time. So... to make a long story short... we were advised to do a total system restore by our friends at Gateway. And guess what? Yep... the box crashed halfway thru the restore process, leaving us dead in the water. The next step is to pack up the box and send it off to Texas for repair.
But... as the title notes... sometimes procrastination pays. We've had our old box sitting on the floor "awaiting disposition" for about ten months now and it's that box that I'm using to post this update. We have much work left to do in the "restore files from the back-up hard drive" department... but we have downloaded a year's worth of Norton anti-virus updates and the like. Happy Hour is less than happy this afternoon and we shall amuse ourselves by painstakingly restoring mission-essential files to what is now our back-up computer.
It's ALWAYS sumthin'...