The warning signs were there.
I just chose to ignore them.
well, now, I’m really sorry that I continued on with business as usual. I should have been more prepared mentally. I should have had a backup plan.
But with things seemingly fixed, and other problems to worry about, it was easy to push the possibility of complete destruction and loss to the back of my mind.
I regret that decision now.
My doomsday occurred four days ago.
I was happily getting ready for work. Pandora was playing on my laptop while I showered, dressed and primped. Finally ready for my “show”, (I sometimes feel like that’s what my job is), I unplugged my laptop from the wall and carried my computer and its cord to my spot at the counter.
When I saw the adapter had been separated from the plug itself, my heart dropped. For this is what caused my temporary crash a few months ago. Anytime I plugged the charger in, my laptop would shut down immediately. I bought a new charger, which worked, but I was forced to stay plugged in at all times.
At that time, I ended around the problems somehow, and the situation seemed to fix itself. I became mobile again, and all was good.
This time. Not so lucky.
I was able to get one last good use out of it, sucking every last drop of battery power I could.
Then it died.
No other cords could bring it back to life.
For four days I’ve used my hubby’s desktop to catch up on emails and comment on blogs. It’s nice to have a substitute, but I sure miss my own computer.
Today, I was finally able to get it into the geek squad. They think its a loose connection. It’s covered under warranty. They can probably fix it. It’ll take 2-3 weeks.
The worst news….. I could lose all my personal data.
UGH. I shoulda been more prepared. After the first battery malfunction, I should have backed up all my files.
Why didn’t I?
It seemed like too much trouble. I’ve never backed anything up before. I really don’t know how. And I couldn’t be bothered to figure it out.
Smart, right? I’ll obviously be more bothered trying to get all my pictures and passwords, favorite websites and recipes loaded back up.
Oh, for a measly 150 bucks, the geek squad would do it all for me.
I passed. My kids would like to eat this week.
I’ll just keep my fingers crossed that the squad won’t need to replace my hard drive.
Even if they do, I’ll be so happy to have it back that I doubt I will mind spending a few hours (or days) setting it all back up. I say that now anyway.
The jury is still out on whether or not I’ll back up my files from here on out.
I tend to live my life on faith….. and crossed fingers.