So this was my weekend. A blown up computer in the office. My computer. My business computer.
Luckily, we have an extra computer no one is using and is pretty new. Luckily, I have CrashPlan that backed up my business computer.
Unluckily, it had only backed up 85% of my hard drive, so I’m missing stuff. Luckily, my missing stuff is still on a second hard drive. Unluckily, the program I used to sputz with our website is too old and won’t load on the new computer. Unluckily, I have to buy an updated version. Unluckily, Dreamweaver doesn’t run $25.95 specials.
Luckily, I had one more bite of the apple of my “student” bought “you get three downloads” version of Photoshop (well, my kid was getting her Masters).
Unluckily, Crashplan didn’t save my newest email backup, done just days before the explosion. Luckily, my second hard drive has it. Unluckily, I have no clue how to install said second drive. Luckily, #1 son has brilliant techie friend. Unluckily, until brilliant techie friend comes over, I can’t run on all cylinders.
At one point, this weekend, I had three other devices going at once, just so I could get all the important stuff on to the new computer.
I hate this. It’s been years since my last computer blew its lid, and I didn’t have a backup system in place. Tossing myself under a truck would have been less painful than experiencing that all over again. And while I’ve known my business computer was in its death throes, I turned a blind eye to it, hoping for a last gasp of life…at least until CrashPlan had a chance to back up my entire computer.
It wasn’t to be.
So until I have my extra hard drive installed, I’m working with one arm tied behind my back.
Luckily, I have copious amounts of alcohol and a beagle willing to ease my pain.