Monday, 2 May 2011

My computer died

completely this morning. As I work from home this is nothing short of disastrous - except that I can pedal over to my sister's place and use one of theirs. It is not nearly as convenient of course but it is possible and I am grateful for it.
I am surrounded by multiple computer screens here. One is dedicated just to the musical activities of my nephews. The rest are used by my nephews for their university courses. (Law students no longer need to do a degree in weight lifting law books before they start. They access most of their material on line. Medical students do a great deal of it that way as well.) My sister uses hers for study and work purposes. My BIL can access his workplace from home and also keeps all sorts of family items in his files.
I realise how differently we use our computers. My computer has all sorts of fonts for foreign languages. This one has none at all, not even Greek. My BIL can speak Greek but he cannot really read or write it. My sister and nephews speak a little too but cannot read or write it at all.
Mine has templates for forms I often need to fill out. Their computer does not. My computer has (or had) programmes they would never need. The reverse is also true.
I want my own computer back!
Normal blogging service will be resumed as soon as possible. Please do not desert me!


Anonymous said...

A blogger's worst nightmare!

For you, much more than that ... Hope all goes well and you are able to set up a new one the way you need it.

Judy B

jeanfromcornwall said...

We'll be here! Just to confirm that, as soon as this is posted, I am going back a page to sign up as a follower - something I should have done ages ago, since I turn to your page every morning.

Anonymous said...

Time to take up the offer you had from your lovely friend Cat :-)

Ann Patey

Elizabeth Varadan aka Mrs. Seraphina said...

What a shame. It's true, your computer gets to be like your car. It knows your every move and then using a different one feels so... bereft! Hope the problem is soon solved. I'm new to your blog but got a kick out of your post.