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#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. emoticon

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. emoticon 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. emoticon 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. emoticon

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.

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    You have the right attitude Lou! The Bible verse you mentioned is one of my favorite ones. It helps us to believe what we can't see at the moment and wait with expectations for good.

    Here is another good one to think on.
    2 Corinthians 9:8
    And God is able to make all grace abound toward you; that ye, always having all sufficiency in all things, may abound to every good work:

    May God's blessings abound on your life. Hugs, Joy
    3964 days ago
    Many ladybugs to you my friend! God will provide, and he Always does it better than we can think or ask for! I'm praying that God will bless you with a new computer! He knows what you need, before you know what you need! Blessings and blessings to you, God's good and faithful servant! After all you have a Team to lead!!!!
    3965 days ago
  • DKWP614
    Congratulations on turning what could have been a debilitating experience into an invigorating one! I am encouraged by your perseverance and positive attitude!

    Good luck.
    Diana Kathryn emoticon
    3965 days ago
  • LINDA25427
    Lou hope you get your computer back up and running good .Mine is still not working right new harddrive and mother board husband has been working on it and is about to call it quits .I'm still using his . Take care glad you have a place you can go and spark .God bless. emoticon emoticon
    3965 days ago
    When those floodtides keep coming, heaping upon us, we can be certain there's a Red Sea or Jordan River ahead about to hope up a path on dry ground for us. I'm believing that for both of us, my friend!!


    3965 days ago
    Well, I am glad we don't have to worry about you because it was quite unusual for you not to be sparking!

    Things do have an unusual way of happening!!!

    3965 days ago
  • 0309COOKIE
    May that ladybug bring you the best of luck. You deserve it.
    3965 days ago
    MIssed your blog and was wondering what's going on - glad you're okay. Think positive thoughts.

    3965 days ago
    Praying, Lou, that things will be better soon! Computers--frustrating things, aren't they? But without mine--oh, no! emoticon I don't know how I would manage. We are only allowed 1/2 hour on the computers at the library here.

    Lady bugs--I love them! When I was 17, I did not know it, but I had ladybug eggs somewhere in my room. They hatched, and I had ladybugs for a week! emoticon
    3965 days ago
    emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon

    I am sending you a whole week's worth of lady bugs, so that means every day should be better than the one before! I hope your computer is fixable, and at a truly affordable price.

    Blessings to you, my friend!
    3965 days ago
    Lou, I pray you will be given a new computer. But I thank the Lord that you are remaining faithful to Him and seeking His will.
    3966 days ago
  • LESLIES537
    I agree! Good fortune is comin your way my friend! emoticon
    3966 days ago
  • TEDYBEAR2838
    Lou, so glad you FOUND A WAY!

    Most libraries have free usage also.

    stay sweet and keep SPARKING!, using the Nutrition tracker & Blogging~!
    3966 days ago
    Lou, I am so glad you thought of the neighborhood center! I was wondering what was up, but thought you might be out of town. It is GREAT to know you're alive and kicking! emoticon I hope your computer is fixed FAST!
    3966 days ago
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