So this happened Tuesday morning. Seemed innocent enough that my socks didn’t match, but it was more of a foreshadowing of what was in store for me that day. Things just not working right.
They say bad things happen in three, right? Let’s start with the good stuff. I found a great deal on a pair of shoes on Ebay that morning. Bad thing #1 – that afternoon I received an email regretting to inform me that the seller couldn’t find the shoes and was refunding my money. What the what?? Oh man, that stinks. That was a really good deal!
By 5:30pm, as I was getting dressed in my running gear, I got a message that track night had been cancelled. What?? The track was closed? Bad thing #2 for the day. I spent the whole weekend debating if I was going to sub at the track, psyched myself out that I was going to do it, and now it got canceled last minute. But worse, now I still had a 30 min tempo run I needed to do that day. Ugh. A night treadmill run it would be. Not my favorite time to run.
After my run, which pretty much sucked the life out of me, I opened up my laptop to do some work.
The screen started up, but then went black. Not really “black”, but an empty dark blue/grey color which was still powered on, but there was nothing there. Then the screen flickered back on again… and then black again. I moved the screen on my MacBook around and it just went black for good. I tried several times to restart it, and I could hear it starting up, but no display ever came back. What the *^*&@#?!?! OMG, bad thing #3.
But wait, it gets worse. By now I’m thinking, this is probably just a display cable issue, and I can get that cable reconnected or replaced. A repair bill, but no big deal. But when Alan looked at it, he was unable to see any desktop when it was hooked up to a monitor. Uh oh, this is not good news at all.
But… my laptop does get backed up, so there’s that. I mean, we are IT people at my house and know it’s vital to back things up. Alan tells me “yeah, funny thing about the backup…. I was having problems with it today and deleted the backups so I could do them all over again. I was going to do your backup, but then realized your laptop wasn’t home – you had it at work. So no, there’s no backup.” OMG freaking God. This is more like TERRIBLE THING #3.
You might as well have stabbed a knife through my heart at this point because I was so ticked off. I couldn’t even talk, so I just told Alan I was going to bed. End of discussion, goodnight.
I still don’t know what is wrong with my laptop, but am working on a solution. Fingers crossed I can retrieve my stuff off the hard drive! Remember that December Daily book I uploaded to Shutterfly the other day? All of that was on my laptop. If I hadn’t completed it, I would have lost ALL of that hard work. I can’t even imagine. Ugh. Btw, I’m not mad at Alan just mad at the situation. Still love you Alan!
Q: Have you ever lost a lot of data due to a computer crash/failure?
Q: Do you back up regularly ?? Please tell me you do!!
Q: Do you own a Windows or Mac computer?
My technical expertise is in Windows, and I know very little about my Mac… other than it has always worked and I love it ❤️ so let’s all pray this is just something minor!!