At Death's Door
It was a normal Thursday morning. I turned my computer on and wrote a blog and checked some emails. About mid-morning I took a break to run some errands and take a ride on my horse
A nice day, an enjoyable ride out in the fresh air, and my mind is free and ready to tackle and finish the next blog.
All was fine until I turned my computer back on. It came on okay, but the screen suddenly went blue, the icons flashed on and off and kept doing that every few seconds. I tried to click, but it was all flashing so fast nothing worked.
I was calm and didn't panic. I shut the machine off, unplugged it and waited a few minutes.. Then turned it back on again. Same scenario.
I turned everything off again and waited longer. Nothing. I felt the panic start to well up inside.
I was going to my daughters for the weekend. I knew my son-in-law to be good with computers. So I packed up the next day and took my poor sick little computer with me.
His advice was to have a professional look at it. The pro kept it for a week.
I picked it up this morning. My poor dying computer is all bright and shiny, clean and sharp, and completely well. It was fine and I didn't lose anything.
He explained the virus that hit came on when a update couldn't finish and downloads all happened at once or something along that line.
I wonder what other WA'ers do when your computer goes down? I wonder if I should have an extra computer in the closet for such times as this?
Hope everyone is having a great day and evening. I am. I'm getting caught up and enjoying being able to be here in WA. It was lonely out there. My phone is just not big enough to read everything and reply.