Wednesday, January 23, 2008

Sad Story

So it's been a long time since I posted! Our computer "lost" the video and audio drivers, so we tried to reformat using a Dell "easy button." No go- it froze. We spent all night wondering "What happens when you hard crash a computer in the middle of a reset?" In the morning, we decided it was worth a shot, so then did a full-on re-format. That went fine, but still no drivers, can't get an IP address, and Windows needs updating. So we installed the 105 Windows updates since our version of XP came out, spent 2 hours on the phone with tech support to get an IP address, then went to search for drivers. Installed all of those...and still no movies. Now we're missing a video decoder? Do you KNOW how important movies are to a certain small someone that lives here? Even though she gets one a day, it's really high on her list of priorities! (Does that make me a bad mom? Hope not! We had lots of plans for her- no tv, won't be a picky eater, etc. So of course, she wakes up asking for candy and movies, and will only eat pancakes, chicken nuggets, plain tortillas, soy beans, plain vanilla yogurt, white rice, noodles, and shredded wheat. We tried!)

So, computer is still broken, guest bathroom sink still leaks, Christmas decorations are boxed up but boxes are sitting in the garage, and I haven't vacuumed upstairs in a LONG while.

But...we're healthy, happy, and willing to try again tomorrow!

How are you?


Teah said... least you're online! And I'm sure you're REALLY glad you have that little dvd player now. Just think - no buttons! No HUNDREDS of calculators running!

Debbie said...

I'm so sorry. What a BIG bummer for all! Hope you didn't lose irreplaceable stuff: financial, etc. Love to all!