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Unscheduled Downtime

  • Posted on September 28, 2012 at 7:34 PM

I had plans for this week. I was going to enjoy my new office. I was going to work hard and get caught up. But things didn’t quite happen that way.

With my laptop’s performance deteriorating at an alarming rate, I knew failure was imminent. I had to replace it, and so, once I had the funds, I did. Finding a suitable laptop was relatively easy, but the software I needed wasn’t in stock. I would have to wait up to three business days for it to be delivered to my home.

When I left my away-from-home office to pick up the new laptop, I left my old laptop there and brought my new laptop home. I put my children to bed, started configuring my new laptop with my favorites and other personal preferences. Then, when I was sure the kids were asleep, I left the house to go back to my away-from-home office.

Less than two blocks from my house, my van ceased functioning properly. It turns out that the front passenger-side wheel bear came loose and tore through various components. Ouch! I ended up walking home. My mom picked me up during her lunch hour so I could use my old laptop. Even though I had all my documents, I couldn’t manipulate them on the new laptop without the software. To work, I needed my old computer.

I spent the rest of the day in my away-from-home office, which is in my mother’s basement, and then went home, carrying both the new and the old laptop with me. Unfortunately, when I arrived, our Internet was down.

What’s that they say about everything that can go wrong?

Anyway, everything is finally back in order. I will spend the weekend catching up and hoping that next week will be THE week I truly get back on track. Wish me luck! I think I’m going to need it. :(