A couple of years back Margot Kidder (of Superman fame) was found in her neighborhood looking hysterical, head half shaved and scrounging through the bushes. Apparently, she flipped out. She was writing her memoirs on her computer and was nearly finished when a virus struck, deleting page after page in front of her.
My laptop officially died Monday night. I heard a grinding, a click, a sick sort of sputter and the screen went quiet. I turned it back on to find a flashing question mark. With some googling I discovered that the cause is a hard drive that has decided to die. I’m not surprised. My laptop was about 7 or 8 years old. Now, I THINK I initially felt sick to my stomach and wanted to scream and yell and say, “NO! NO! I DON’T NEED THIS RIGHT NOW! I CAN’T TAKE TOO MUCH MORE OF THESE BLOWS!”
….but, I laughed instead. I swear to you I did. It started with a simple chuckle that slowly built into a roar. Of course my laptop would die! That’s how my luck has been this last year! OF COURSE IT WOULD! So, 7 years of music and photos and writing gone. The truly awful thing? All the work I was doing on “Will Knit For Food” now has to be rewritten. I’ve bought one of those inexpensive composition books and will start doing it by hand. The demise of my laptop was again just another one of those setbacks that make me go, “You’re not stopping me from surviving. You’re just slowing me down and aggravating me.”
My mother will be letting me pop over to her place when its available so I can check emails. I’m trying to hit over here everyday, but its often not feasible. Who knows, maybe I’ll raise enough money in a couple of months to buy another laptop. God knows I won’t be able to afford another Mac for sometime, but at least I hope to scrounge together the funds to buy just a simple thing to keep this life of mine flowing.
And speaking of. I worked up a Panda bear with some left over Creme and Nature’s Brown Fisherman’s wool from Lionbrand. Ok, ok, so he’s not the usual black and white bear, but I truly do think he came out adorable.
Pray these tides will finally turn and I get some REALLY good luck soon.