The Universe Is Against Me Working Right Now!

Last Update: December 20, 2018

Do you ever have those moments where you think everything is working against you? The last 3 weeks have been hectic and it really is quite incredible when I look at the timeline:

1. My Laptop - 3 weeks ago.

My laptop that I love and have had for the last 5 years has started giving me trouble - I can feel its starting to pack in. Because it is old I decide to get a new laptop then I can consider repairing this one as a spare. So I order a new laptop online.

2. My "New" Laptop - 2 weeks ago

I order a new Lenovo laptop - my hubby recommended this one. I am stupid when it comes to tech. I look to see if its pretty and if I like the colour. What's a spec anyway?

My new laptop arrives and it takes a while for me to set up and start working on my new machine.

It doesn't take long for me to realize this machine is not right, it is so slow I could be working on a PC from 1995.

I contact the company and tell them to come and collect it.

3. My husband's laptop - 1 week ago

My hubby is working on his laptop and as he leans over to do something his laptop falls and completely dies. My husband does not work from home, his laptop is purely recreational. This should have no effect on me right? I've never used or had to use my hubby's laptop.

4. My "New" Faulty Laptop Is Collected - yesterday

Yesterday the faulty laptop was collected by the courier and taken away. It's fine because my old laptop has not yet packed in... right?

5. My Old Laptop Dies - today

So this afternoon I turn on my laptop.... no wait I try to turn on my laptop and it has decided that today was its last day!

6. Searching For My Old Computer

I spent 30 minutes pulling things out of my cupboards because I know I've got a desktop computer somewhere... I haven't turned it on for at least 2 - 3 years but its worth a shot.

I can't believe it when this dinosaur turns on! Please oh please last long enough for the store to test that dud, credit me and get a new laptop!

Hold thumbs for me peeps because this is getting ridiculous and I need to keep working. If this old girl croaks before I get my new laptop I'm in trouble! And Adam if you want to Skype I need to find my equipment (webcam and headset).... gimme some time!

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FKelso Premium
Tech equipment and tech problems are my worst problems. I sure do hope you get a new computer soon and get things working for you.

I had to get a new computer shortly before I started in WA. My home computer is a Lenovo. I'd never heard of the brand before, but it was on sale and the only one I could really afford. I have been mostly satisfied with it. It seems that every machine I've had has had some little feature I haven't liked, but one learns to live with such things.

I have my fingers crossed that your old computer will hold up long enough.
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TDomena Premium
I've definitely had those experiences where it seems that the "Universe" doesn't want you to work. In my case, it's been kids getting sick recently. I have two and it seems like one will get sick and the other well, then they switch off, and meanwhile, I have to care for them. Hopefully everything works out for you and you can still chug out your meaningful content. You do amazing work and everyone needs inspirational people like you.
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LynneHuy Premium
Oh no that's awful. I just thank my lucky stars my kids have been healthy for a long time. When my daughter was 6 months old all the way till 2 years old she was constantly getting ill. It is such a challenge. Good luck with that, I'll take my IT issues over that!
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TDomena Premium
There's always a brighter way to look at things. Lol.
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JAngele Premium
There is a warehouse in Audobon, PA that sells refurbished laptops to those in need called Team Children. Check out their website. I get all my equipment from them for a very minimal price. Corporations donate when they upgrade. The warehouse is just full and Robert, the owner, will be so happy I gave you this reference. You may mention my name when you contact him.
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spurway Premium
Don't worry all will work out in the end. Who knows what the universe has in store for you. I had to buy in April a new one and did a review and got some to try from our tech guys. In the end, all will work out.
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Cheers Sylvia
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CarolMeador Premium
So sorry about everything crashing down on you, Lynne. I use a reconditioned old Gateway that runs on Windows 7 that I bought from my computer guy when my laptop died. It has been jazzed up and runs fine. I HATE Windows 10 and refused to buy something that runs on that piece of junk! That's why I haven't bought a new laptop. It's inconvenient not having a computer I can travel with, but nice having something I can depend on. Hoping your streak of bad luck has run its course by now. Carol
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LynneHuy Premium
Well it seems like my old computer is saving the day for now... and yes its lovely to back on Windows 7 :)
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CarolMeador Premium
Marry Christmas, Lynne. At least SOMETHING is going right now! Let's keep that positive energy flowing for you!!
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Mick18 Premium
When it rains it pours. Seems that way at least.
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CandP Premium
Oh man, you were a victim of the domino effect!
Mark's idea, below, of going to the library, is excellent! Hope it all gets sorted out.
Maybe a glass of wine or two or 10 might help?
C & P
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LynneHuy Premium
Thanks but that suggestion is just not going to work for me. Our library is tiny and I have a 5 year old and a 7 year old because it is holidays! They will go wild - I'm working on my old C. Its not perfect but it works. Just hoping this holds and I am taking my broken laptop in for repairs this morning.
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Freedomseekr Premium
Keeping my fingers crossed for you Lynne! It seems when it rains it pours doesn't it...I had this happen to me a few years ago, when my computer went on the fritz, brought it to be fixed and nope!

Got it home again and it still wouldn't work right at all, so another trip to the computer "experts" and they then installed a new hard drive and a new Windows OS, which took them about a month or more, and pfft, still would NOT work...actually did even worse!

So much for those "experts!" They just took my money and said, well, "we don't know..." I would have been better off fixing it myself by that time, lol! In the meantime, I had to borrow my hubby's old PC whenever he wasn't using it...not fun at all!

Anyways, after this ordeal I ended up getting a Lenovo desktop, which I really love...maybe you got a faulty one, but I've never tried their laptops either.

Hope your old PC can cling on to life til the new laptop arrives! Just remember, better days are coming!

Best wishes :) ~Sherry
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LynneHuy Premium
Thanks Sherry, actually this old PS is doing darn well! I am surprised really. I'm going to take my old laptop in tomorrow morning - hopefully they can get it repaired soon. Then I have 2 backups when i get my new laptop!
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Harizan Premium
Fingers crossed! Hopefully new year - new luck!
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Traveller75 Premium
No fun at all, and I think I'm on the verge of my laptop dying to. Going to buy one down town so I'm closer to service, hope you get your problems ironed out. Good Luck

Wayne
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Cass51 Premium
Don't you just hate times like this? It will pass and hopefully all be back to normal soon. I use a Lenovo and it is great so you may have just had a faulty one. I also had the company i purchased it from set everything up for me so it was all ready to go.
All the best, Cass
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Showolf Premium
Oh My.... I have no words!
Fingers crossed!
Shaunna
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ExpatMark Premium
Mine died too.

So I went Old School.

The library!

Best of luck to your little techno-baby and its quick recovery.

MARK
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Showolf Premium
Yours died too??
After Christmas Sales... ;)
Shaunna
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ExpatMark Premium
I kinda like the library to tell you the truth. As long as the kids go back to school. They think it is an arcade and all they do is play video games and stare at their phones. All of them fat as a cow.
Don't kids play outside anymore?

Mark
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Showolf Premium
Sad really... games like tag, dodgeball, and so many others have gone the way of the Dodo.
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LynneHuy Premium
ROFL mine play outside!
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MKearns Premium
Best wishes jump-starting your universe Lynn
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Gordon-D Premium
Rooting for you Lynne:-)
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