It has been difficult to keep up with the online activities. Last Friday, the kids' laptop that I was using just suddenly froze and would not reboot. Since mine had done something similar about a month prior, I figured it was time to get them checked by a professional.
I got the report yesterday. It turns out they were both stricken by a virus and would not boot up. It will cost me $230 ($115 each) to wipe out the hard drives and reload. Fortunately, when mine went down, I was able to get on under "Safe" mode and get all of my data including pictures, articles, and spreadsheets. I will also be getting 3 years of virus protection for $105 for both computers as well. A bummer for sure but at least cheaper than replacement.
I hope to be able to pick them up tomorrow. That will certainly allow me to start getting more work done. It is difficult to write and blog when you only have limited access to a computer. I ended up with a lot of down time. Once I get my computer back, I will post my first quarter earnings for 2010.
In the meantime, I will simply get done what I can when I wake up early before going to work. I don't think I will be getting up early tomorrow, however. I can feel that it is starting to take its toll this week. I can't wait to get my computer back. It is amazing how that device has become such an integral part of life. As always, thanks for reading.
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