#296: Dealing with a Dead Computer
Thursday, April 22, 2010
I have been without a computer since Wednesday afternoon when a strange demon took possession of my laptop. Not sure if it is a virus, worm, malware or other predator or whether after seven years of faithful service the machine has come to the end of its life cycle. And, of course it happened at the worst time financially.
I took it to a repair shop this morning after trying to breathe life back into it last night then headed to the library to use one of theirs. I was happily surprised that I got a close-in parking space but should have been more aware that that meant something. It did -- the library's computer system was down.
But I had a pleasant drive there and back.
Stopped to gas the car on the way home and had a lady bug land on the car's gas tank lid.
They are supposed to bring good fortune, aren't they? With a smile on my face and a lighter heart, I carefully removed her to a brick stanchion by the pump so she wouldn't be blown off the car and so she could bring good luck to the next customer.
Got home and, having no computer, did a lot of decluttering. At dinner time I called the library but the system was still down. The call, though, reminded me that our city's neighborhood center has computers for public use, so here I am, convinced that this entire experience will lead somehow to a new or repaired (I doubt it) computer. Young kids are screaming around me as I try to Spark and catch up on emails but their noise is actually invigorating.
I continue to be dogged by bad karma or whatever it is but remain positive that all will work out for the best. How, I'm not sure. But all things work together for good for those who believe.
Don't you agree?