Coming home from shopping earlier this week, I found that Mr. Dog celebrated his 15th birthday by having a party and crashing my notebook computer. Normally, I use the most common form of back up, i.e. none. Having gotten my own itsy bitsy thumb drive last week, it’s so small it’s more of a fingernail drive rather than an entire thumb, I had copied my files. Serendipitously, the day before the big crash, I had copied my photos.
Getting wrapped up in surfing the net is not a new problem, Mr. Dog gave it his own personal twist. Occasionally, he gets stuck in corners. I think that is what happened. We were out and he found himself stuck in the corner and somehow wrapped the power cord around himself. Normally, the cord is out of the way and not accessible to him. However, La Muchacha sometimes rearranges our furniture when she cleans, which she had done this time, removing a tray table that normally blocks access to the space. I forgot to move it back.
Arriving home, we found Mr. Dog peacefully sleeping in the bedroom, entering the sala, I found my notebook sitting peacefully on the floor. Turning it on, I found that it gave an excellent imitation of one of my silent migraines.
Husband had bought me a lovely HP desktop replacement style laptop, which I ungratefully never used. I didn’t want to deal with the Spanish keyboard nor the Spanish OS. Turns out that it isn’t so bad. As long as I don’t look at the keyboard, I have no problem typing (I changed the keyboard to USA configuration). When I need the Spanish tilde or accent marks, I can switch back to the international keyboard,use a little hunt and peck to put in those elements.The screen is twice as big as my notebook had plus there is a disk drive. It isn’t as portable, but honestly, I didn’t really take my laptop out and about much.
So I am back online with a minimum of fuss and a new resolve to keep backing up my stuff!