Nov 15, 2012

I am woman, hear me whine

Hi everyone.  Hope you're all doing well.  Several things happening here that have me snarky.  One is the wrist, which was healed and doing well!  The other day...boom.  Worse than ever for no apparent reason.  But what has me even more ticked is the computer crash.  Complete and absolute with no chance of being healed.  Unfortunately, I was almost done with all the new labels after many hours of work over several days, and it failed before the backup.  I lost all recent photos, all emails, the new labels, and the next four pear designs.  Charted, not printed, and not stitched.  
 
This was to be January's and it's all I have left.  If I can recall the Christmas Pear and stitch it in time, I would rather offer that one first.  A tech is coming this evening to attempt file recovery but the HDD is gone for good so it may not be possible. 


We're still doing chores that are interfering with my bench and floss box being built.  One that was not planned and I thought would not take long, was removing the 5 outdoor lights which had faded to a light gray, and repainting.  Wrong.  Took much longer than I expected, but now they show up nicely instead of blending in.  And of course, I'm tired of them and would like something else, but these puppies were costly.  That's why I prefer to buy cheap.  For as often as I change my mind or tire of items, it allows me to give things away instead of holding on because of the loss.
I'm on the Windows 7 and really can't get used to it.  The display is either huge or tiny, the colors are masked by the stupid filter, and my printer will still not work even though the correct driver is installed.  The preview of my post is tiny and I can't get the Papyrus font to show.  Why?  Because it's not installed!  I have to go to those wonderful free font sites and download all my favorites that Mr. 7 doesn't include.  And everything has a pink cast!  I don't understand why I can't open a window from the top tab, why all of a sudden the entire page changes size, and so many other bugs.  Hitting the backspace key wiped out the whole post.  I really dislike it.   I am woman, hear me whine.  I wanted a Galaxy Note or Tab in the 10" but it looks like the $$$ will be going for this crash and attempt at file recovery. 
You know, for a woman that constantly changes, you would think that the program changes would be welcomed. If I had my way, I'd still be using XP!!!  This tech will be sorry he came to my door because I'm asking him to change everything that bugs me. 
So that's all I have and I'm sorry about losing my mail.  If you had requested a box or I was planning to email you with updates, I may ask you to do so again if he can't recover my files.  Ditto with any questions that I haven't answered.   We'll know tonight! 
Thanks for visiting, stay safe, talk to you soon.  And uh.....say a prayer for the tech.
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22 comments:

Charlene ♥ SC said...

So sorry for your troubles! You deserve a little whine... And good luck to the tech.

Evelyne said...

What an troubles!
Hope that the tech. does his work good, so that you have a quick new start.

Have a nice week-end, Evelyne

cucki said...

Oh dear..but don't worry all my fairy wishes are with you
Big hugs and lots of love xxx

Barb said...

Oh my , prayers for the tech and your sanity Marly, love the pear in advance !
hugs.

WoolenSails said...

This has not been your week and I hope the next one is much better. I got a new computer last year and they keep changing things, I was happy with the way things were, just wanted a faster computer with more ram.

Debbie

Margaret said...

Oh what a bummer!!! I'm so sorry about your computer. :( I hope the tech can recover your files for you. So much work lost. Sigh.

Carol said...

I would be whining, too, Marly--what a disaster with the computer. Sure hope the tech guy can work his magic. I really need to backup my own computer and your post was a wake-up call.

Love your January pear design and your newly repainted light... Keeping my fingers crossed that your files aren't totally lost!

Mouse said...

ohhhh bummmer :( love mouse xxxxx

Rugs and Pugs said...

Marly ~
So sorry for all your troubles!!! May next week you have much to be thankful for :)
I, for one, love your outdoor lights and would not even consider changing them!
Please remember me when you get your files back and are making boxes!!! I need a set or two for Christmas presents.
Hugs :)
Lauren

Deb on the Cumberland Plateau said...

Amen on the XP! Whine on!!

Really sorry to hear about all the loss. That is a lot of hard work gone.

Vera said...

Oh Marly! I don't blame you for whining...I'd be doing much, much more than whining. Here's hoping that the tech is a miracle worker and that the end of your week is much better than the start. Best of luck!

Barb said...

I love your onion lamps. They are rare here in the NW. That pear was wonderful. So sorry for all those computer problems!! The computer makes me very frustrated when things don't go well!

Loraine said...

Oh Marly! I'm sick for you! You have good reason to be snarky and whiny! :) I have been printing off all of your pears, and have plans to make some for Christmas gifts. I'm so sorry you lost all of your work. Hopefully Mr. Tech man can recover your stuff.
I love the new design Thank you so much for gifting these patterns to us. I absolutely love them.
Your onion lamps are wonderful too.
Wishing you a better day tomorrow.

Jan - Life on Buttermilk Hill said...

Hi Marly! So sorry about your wrist and computer problems. We have Windows 7 and love it...in fact, I'm sure when older son Craig gets home for Christmas, he'll be installing Windows 8. He works for Microsoft in Seattle. Wish I could help, but he didn't get his computer savvy from either of us! Love your onion light--wanted them for our house but couldn't find them when we built.----good luck with the techie!---Jan

CATHI said...

I am sorry to hear it! Hope everything goes well and the tech can find all lost files! I keep my fingers crossed!

Cathi

Chris said...

Ugh! The computer proelms really stink. I hate it that you lost so much stuff.
I hope that your wrist is improving too.
Hugs!

Denise SA said...

Poor you I hate computers too things that should take moments sometimes take hours. Hope you retrieve your data

Judy said...

Computers! Can't live with 'em..can't live without 'em! Hopefully all your files can be recovered. Gosh, sorry about your wrist acting up again. The saying on your January pear is lovely. Good luck with the tech guy and hope tomorrow is a better day!

Judy heartland stitcher

Vickie said...

Ugh! Watch out Mr.Tech! hoo-eee! I am teasing ya Marly! I have actually prayed that the two of you will accomplish it all today. Our computer died a few years ago, and the tech recovered all the old for us. So hang in there.♥

Shirlee said...

You have certainly had more than your share lately, haven't you : ( Praying that things take a turn for the better!

Suzanne said...

Sorry about the computer troubles. My husband installed an extra HDD on my computer and all my data is backed up on it on a daily basis. I don't even notice it happens. This way if anything ever happens I should never lose my data.

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