So on Thursday/Friday (can't remember which!) we had MAJOR problems with my computer.
I took it to our school's computer help desk (yay, free services to students!!) and they asked me if some warning they saw popped up a lot...I told them YES!! My computer runs so slow!!! WELL, it turns out the warning said something like this...
MICROSOFT EXPLORER HAS ENCOUNTERED A PROBLEM AND MUST CLOSE. WOULD YOU LIKE TO REPORT THIS PROBLEM?
(This is normally when I slam NOOOO! for the ummmteenth time and go steal Mitch's laptop...)
Anyway, this warning apparently triggered the sweet nerdy man helping us to say something like this...
YOUR OPERATING SYSTEM IS FRIED, and the only solution is to reformat your hard drive, erasing everything and restoring it all to factory settings……
FAIL, Microsoft. F.A.I.L.
I was thinking some other choice, 4-letter words at this point.
So, $100 later, we'd come back to the help desk and back to the sweet nerdy man with an external hard drive so we could save my stuff before they erased EVERYTHING.
Plus, they told us if we left our computer it would wait in a great, big, long line behind several others...if we stayed, they'd fix it with us right then and there.
Much to Mitch's despair, we waited. For FOUR hours. Count 'em, four. From 1 to 5.
On laundry day, of all days!!
Anyway, I lost something like 2100 pictures. Shoot me in the foot. The only pictures that transferred to our external drive was everything past our engagement pictures...so I have all the ones with my sweetie in em, but nothing before him! (And we only dated for like 15 minutes before we got engaged, so.... :o)
So that's my excuse for not uploading pictures yet. I've been crazy busy reinstalling Microsoft Office, Photoshop Elements, Microsoft PhotoSuite, Picasa, etc., with the product keys they searched my computer for and FOUND!
My little laptop works SO much better and faster now, but i'm still a little bitter about how much I lost...it's like going home and walking into a hotel with the 2 suitcases worth of stuff you brought waiting for you instead of being home!
And i'm complaining about all these things while the poooor people in Haiti are suffering indescribably worse! Oh man, have I got work to do!!