One of those weeks

Last Update: February 20, 2021

Have you ever had one of those weeks where everything seems to be going haywire? Last week was one of those for me.

I picked up some sort of bug (not covid, thankfully) which kept me in bed for two days. Then my toilet backed up. Tried using a plunger, but it didn't work. Fortunately after a day or so the problem fixed itself. Good thing that it did. The building I live in requires that you use their plumber. There is a minimum charge of $100. So if the plumber successfully got the toilet plunged or snaked, I'd be charged $100, along with charges for how long it took the plumber to fix the problem. If the plumber couldn't fix the problem, I'd still have to pay the $100.

My car's battery went dead. Normally I could fix this myself, but the battery is undeneath the car's computer, which I definitely don't want to mess with. Triple A has a service where you can buy a battery from them and they'll come out and install it. But they don't stock the battery for my car.

Next, my email stopped working correctly. It wouldn't accept attachments (this one was easy to fix - just needed to run a couple of updates - there was apparently a bug in the last sytem update).

Now, my computer is messing up. It keeps telling me that there is a problem with my Microsoft account. It doesn't tell me what the problem is. If I click on this message, it tells me that I need to create a new account. When I try to create a new account, I am told that the account already exists. Sigh. Haven't figured this one out yet. This sort of thing is not supposed to happen with Windows 10. I need my computer in tip top shape so I can keep working on my website. I have about five new product reviews to write. I also need a new landing page so visitors will immediately know what my site is about. Right now, it just grabs whatever is on top of the blog roll for the landing page, which I don't want.

And to end the week, my TV died. Well, I watch too much TV anyway, but miss watching the news. I'll need to save up for a new TV. I am retired and living on Social Security, which isn't exactly generous. Which is why I signed up for WA - I need a little extra cash.

I suppose I should be thankful that nothing worse happened, like what's going on in Texas right now. People are literally freezing to death. Makes my problems look rather petty in comparison.

Anyway, hope everyone is doing well.


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Newme202 Premium
What a week Terry? I'm so sorry that you had to experience all that.
It is awesome that some of them are already sorted.
Hoping the remaining issues will be figured out and sorted as well
If you're still having problems with your Windows 10, there are a lot of computer experts here at WA.
All you need to do is ask a question
Please let us know how you get on
JeffreyBrown Premium
I know exactly what you mean, Terry! Especially the last part! It reminds me of an old saying, "I once complained because I had no shoes until I saw the person who had no feet!" ~unk. Sadly, there is always someone else worse off than we are!

I hope things will get better soon for you, my friend!

CherryRed20 Premium
I'm sorry to hear that, Terry.
Hopefully, the problems will be solved soon if not later.

GeoffreyC1 Premium
Awh Terry that was a terrible week for you. Any of those things on their own is bad enough!!
richardgb Premium
Good luck with the Windows account problem Terry.
If you get stuck you could try asking in 'Questions' here of course.
Somebody else may have had the same problem.