Saturday, November 21, 2009

What a week!

You know how you start one thing and the next thing you know you have done 10 other things and never finished the first one you started? I made that HUGE mistake this week and boy did it cost me.

I was reading someone's blog and they asked what three favorite movies I loved. One thing lead to another (I HAVE NO IDEA HOW BECAUSE I CAN'T REMEMBER) and I was watching "Love Actually" movie clips on YouTube. This is where the problem begins.

One of the songs in this movie (which is one of my all time favorites) is by Dido. It's called "Here With Me". I just had to download this song from iTunes and listen to it. Well I went to iTunes to download and I received an error message that I needed to upgrade my software. So I click o.k. and go watch t.v. until it's time to go to bed. I came back to the computer and everything on my desktop is frozen. No matter what I do, nothing works. I go to bed and hope DH and I can figure it out in the morning.

Not a chance. Both of us are stumped and frustrated. I call up the Apple store and make an appointment for 2:30 pm. DH and I unplug the computer from it's one hundred cords and take it in for a 2 hour "fix". Everything looks o.k. We bring it back home and hook the 3 hundred cords back into the 2 hundred connections.

Yesterday, I tried to print something ~ NO PRINTER connection. I took photos for today's blog. When I opened iPhoto every photograph I've ever taken WAS GONE! The camera wouldn't connect and therefore, no photos ANYWHERE. Now my anxiety level is off the charts. Three days of computer stress is not good for my heart at my age.

I reinstalled the printer software and got it to work. Yeah. I went and took some photos of pretties then tried to download them. NOTHING HAPPENED. iPhoto doesn't respond in anyway to the camera. Now panicking again, I opened iPhoto and there are NO PHOTOS there. I immediately opened my backup system to find that none of my iPhotos were there either. Don't know how or when I lost all of them but I am hoping by some miracle DH comes home today and can figure out where they are floating around in the Universe. Otherwise, three years worth of photography is now history. My head hurts, my tummy hurts and I'm completely disoriented?

I thought I would post some old photos I had sitting on my desktop. They look so summery as we wait for Thanksgiving to arrive.

How is your day going my friend? lol


Anonymous said...

Oh Yeah, I feel your pain!! We have THE MOST CANTANKEROUS laptop in the history of mankind... I hate it & have threatened to turn it backwards & break it over my knee more than once!!
Computers can be a blessing or the bane-of-our-exhistance depending on the day!!

The Quintessential Magpie said...

Cathy, we are leading parallel lives. I have been so frustrated with my internet server AND wireless router. I have been off and on all week.

Love your pinkness today. What lovely things in this post.

Just dropped by to with you a Happy Pink Saturday because I didn't know where you were. Glad to know you are okay!


Sheila :-)

Sandi@ My Yellow Door said...

Hi Cathy,
I'm so sorry you are having such a hard time with your computer! Since I am not very computer-wise myself, I don't take too many chances. Hope you're able to get your pictures back and I hope you have a wonderful Thanksgiving this coming week. Happy Pink Saturday.


twinkle said...

Well, do you want me to be honest or just tell you how I want to be?
Honest? I'm surviving my husband moving out in July (we have no children and have been married for 4 1/2 years - my 2nd). He won't communitcate, has not filed for "d," and now it's Thanksgiving. So the fireworks months (July) has now brought me to Thanksgiving...and I am thankful. Very.
I can relate to your computer issues because HE was my computer geek and I loved how he made things so simple for me.
Hang in there kindred spirit. We will survive all of our "interruptions" to our fabulous pink lives!
Thank you for visiting my blog and listening to me vent here.
Have a blessed day!

Pansy Cottage Girl said...

Oh My! I totally understand. If I could just paint it pink and make it better!This morning my computer didnt have sound, thought I would die trying to fix it. Somehow the sound is back but I dont know why. Yesterday I couldnt scan one minute then could the next. Its just too complicated for simple me. Good luck and I hope your photos find their way home.

Coastal Sisters said...

Dearest Cathy~
I am so sorry you are having computer problems. I feel your pain. I lost everything on my computer last summer and it was horrid. I now back up all my files once a week on those little flash drives.

LOVE all the pink in the photos!

I hope you have a wonderful Thanksgiving my dear!


Pieceful Bits said...

Oh My goodness! Such a time you are having! Hope your Thanksgiving week is wonderful and things get back in order.

Sheila said...

It is so frustrating for us when we no nothing about the compters. It is probably something so simple if you only knew. I do hope you find your photos lurking behind a hidden file or something. Have you done a restore to the day before it all happend? Hope you get an answer soon .. Happy Thanksgiving.

Jennifer said...

I love your blog! Just proves, you can't have too much pink or sparkle!

CC said...

I lost everything on my computer about 6 months ago..everything,..nothing was working and nothing was left. All my pictures,etc. was gone. I was just heartsick and sat myself down and cried. Not that it helped, I just couln't help crying. I wish you luck in getting your pictures back home where they belong..and all begins to work with your computer. Happy Pink Saturday and I so hope your computer is back to it's old self very soon.