Thursday, October 22, 2009

RIP My Computer !!

Hello everyone!



My computer is dead! Just won't turn on. It's at the computer shop. Aaaack - it's only 3 years old! I don't have much hope for it because this is the exact same thing that happened to the last one. Let's hope they're able to save my pictures and my Quicken (can I tell you how it's freaking me out not being able to download my checking info everyday).



Anyway, in the mean time I'm using my daughter's desktop. I won't have a new post again until next week. I'm going to repeat some from the past since there seem to be some new readers and maybe some of you who have been with me for a while enjoy them again. Hopefully by next week I'll either have my fixed computer, a new computer or figured something else out.



But at least I'll have plenty of time to catch up with everyone!

37 comments:

Richella said...

Oh, Manuela, I'm so sorry. It seems like computers are almost disposable these days. I guess it shouldn't be surprising that they don't last any longer than a few years, because we do use them an awful lot--probably more than any other appliance, huh?

I do hope they'll be able to save your photos and your Quicken for you. I've never gotten into the habit of using Quicken; I think it would be a good idea for me. If you were starting over, is Quicken the product you'd choose? There are so many budget-type programs out there.

Take care!

Pat@Back Porch Musings said...

So sorry to hear about your computer dilemma, Manuela! Hope all is well soon!!

Lee Laurie said...

I'm sorry to hear about your computer. I'm still fairly new to all of this technical stuff. Is there anyway to save your blog to a cd or something just incase? I would like to save mine somewhere incase my computer ever crashes.

Thanks for the sweet comments about my living room. It is still a work in progress but I'm getting there. My little house is very old and I'm having to do a lot more work than I thought I would have to do. (It doesn't have much insulation at all) I will be working on that and hopefully changing out some windows in the next month or so. It will be getting cold soon.

Hugs,
Lee Laurie

Kathleen Grace said...

Sorry about your computer, that is always a nasty surprise, and we all count on them so much! I hope it can be fixed, I'm sure your info will be saved. We had the same thing happen and our Brother in law retreived everything. Hope to see you with a new one soon! I'm afriad I'll go through POH withdrawal!

Laurie Anne said...

So sorry to hear your computer is ill :(
I look forward to your return posts. x

The Thrifty Countrywoman said...

I think computers have designed obsolescence. I'll enjoy reading some of your past posts. I often reread them anyway, I enjoy your decorating so much!

Jane

Stacey said...

I feel your pain. This has happened to us twice. The best $100 we ever spent was the Geek Plan at Best Buy. They have repaired it twice for free. We did lose our pictures. They have advised us to buy an external hard drive to save pictures on but we haven't done it yet. I hope they can resurrect yours.

Shilo said...

Oh no! What a bummer! I'm so sorry for the added expense and inconvenience for you! Hope it is all resolved soon!
Blessings!
Shilo

Darlene said...

OH NO....I do hope they can save what you need to be saved!!!!!

Becky K. said...

Manuela,

This has to be so frustrating. Mine has been acting up lately and I am concerned. Thankfully Warren has everything networked and backed up. I wouldn't have a clue if it weren't for him.

Hoping that they can bring your computer back to life.

Becky

Happy To Be/ Gl♥ria said...

Oh Girl I'm so sorry to hear that...but the same thing happen to mine and it was the power source they had to put in a new one...and mine's was only a year old..costed me almost $200.00 to get it fixed...had to use my laptop and all my pics were in the desk top...Godd luck my friend...Hugs and smiles Gl♥ria

Stacey said...

Sorry to hear about your computer. I hope they can find out what is wrong quickly and that it doesn't cost too much to fix.

I look forward in reading your past posts. Have a great day!!

Kathy @ Creative Home Expressions said...

That's too bad, Manuela. These things always seem to happen when you don't need them to happen.

I mentioned you in my most recent post, btw. Thanks to you, I spent some money at Kmart online yesterday!

Lou Cinda said...

I hope you can get your pictures back!! And I do know what you mean about checking bank accounts! I do the same thing!

Hoping your up and running soon!!

Lou Cinda

Happy@Home said...

Sorry to hear about your computer problems. It seems too new to be dead, but things don't seem to last as long as they once did. I hope it won't be long until you are back in business.

Mrs. G said...

Computer problems are such a pain. Hope yours are resolved soon.
Hugs,
Sue

Glenda/MidSouth said...

Sorry about your computer. Hope it can be fixed.

theycallmejane said...

Fingers crossed that you don't lose too much! So sorry to hear that you're computer-less! Looking forward to hearing you're back real soon!

Rue said...

Oh no! I'm so sorry about your computer Manuela! I've had that happen to me twice. My suggestion is that if you have to get another computer, buy an apple. It's unable to get viruses :)

xoxo,
rue

Carol B said...

:-(

Wendy said...

So sorry, hopefully they will get it fixed fast - however, mine was in the shop for two weeks once!

Christina said...

I'm so sorry about your computer. We have had about the same experience with computer in recent years too. See you back soon!

Have a great weekend!

Rechelle ~Walnuthaven Cottage~ said...

Oh no! Sorry that happened. We'll see you when you "return".
Hugs!

glorv1 said...

Manuela, sorry to hear about your computers. As for the photos, remember that any photos that you upload to Blogger automatically revert to Picassa and are stored on there. Check Picassa and see if they are. Take care.

Simply Heart And Home said...

Rest in peace, computer. Poor thing. I hope you are able to replace/fix it without too much trouble.

Gina

Ally0005 said...

Oh I am so sorry. I hope they get it fixed asap.

Ally

Terri and Bob said...

I am sorry about your computer. Place a bouquet of flowers on it for me.

I hope they can save your photos. I would be the one with the flowers on it if I lost my photos!

Sandra said...

Thank you for the nice comments you left on my blog about my Halloween decor. Hope you get a computer up and running within the week...

Jacki said...

Good luck, Manuela. Mine crashed this summer; I got almost everything back when the geek squad overhauled it. I think it was about $300 (mine was 2 or 3 years old), and I figured it was cheaper than a new computer. Four months later, still good!

My Cozy Cubby said...

Sorry to hear about your computer! I may have to go to Kmart and look at their dishes!

Pamela

Marcia said...

I'm so sorry to hear about your computer dying on you. I love reading your posts and seeing all your wonderful photos. I hope your able to retrieve everything.
Blessings,
Marcia

laurie @ bargain hunting said...

Oh, that is so frustrating! I know it's driving you crazy. I hope they are able to save your pictures! laurie

Cynthia @An Accomplished Woman said...

Oh Manuela, I am so sorry and hope that you get your computer back soon.... It would really be difficult without my computer.

Hang in there.. we are all here for you.

Cynthia @An Accomplished Woman said...

Oh Manuela, I am so sorry and hope that you get your computer back soon.... It would really be difficult without my computer.

Hang in there.. we are all here for you.

Cynthia @An Accomplished Woman said...

Oh Manuela, I am so sorry and hope that you get your computer back soon.... It would really be difficult without my computer.

Hang in there.. we are all here for you.

diXymiss said...

Oh dear, what a bummer. I've had similar eXperiences and it's not fun. Hoping for a quick and ineXpensive resolution!

Lyn said...

Sorry to hear about your computer, that stinks! I lost mine a few months back too. You don't realize how much you rely on it until it's gone.