The past several days have been lackluster, to say the least. My MIL (battling stage 4 ovarian cancer) had two very difficult days - Thursday and Friday - two doctors appointments, an infusion and an MRI. Ok - so Friday ended. We move to Saturday morning. My computer crashed. All my hardware was ok; but, some of my Windows XP files were corrupt and I couldn't open Windows. I performed the recommended diagnostics, called HP Tech Support (terrible result). My machine was out of waranty and I could choose either $99.95 (one year) or 49.95 (fourteen days) of tech support. If my problem didn't get resolved, they got to keep my money and I was exactly where I started. Upon my protest, the CSR advised I could log in with another PC and chat live. My Darling DIL lent me her itty, bitty laptop and I was off to the races only to find out that the only option left to me was to perform system recovery and loose all my data. Totally unacceptable.
My Dearest Son-in-Law (Tech Support to IUPUI Medical Center, St Vincent Group) to the rescue. A simple call and he advises he would travel to our house, I could purchase Windows 7, another hard drive, he would install all, no data would be lost and all would be well.
Now I have to recover all my "Favorites" - one site at a time.Time consuming; but, possible. I am working on a swap mini for Izzabel in UK and will miss my deadline. Never, never have I missed a deadline before - very troublesome. I hope to be only a few days late with my post of her mini.
We live to fight another day. That which does not kill us only makes us stronger. Platitudes for today. Well TTFN (Tata For Now)
Live long & prosper,