I’d heard the horror stories form others, but never thought it would really happen to me. It did. My computer crashed. There was no explosion of fire and brimstone, although I was waiting for it. The screen merely went blue and then the computer died. My husband thinks it’s the hard drive, screwed up from some sort of updates. I’ve been fortunate though because he’s been able to get working long enough for me to save my work on a flash drive. And yes, I had a lot of stuff that hadn’t been saved, which was terrifying.
It happened late last Thursday and I haven’t really had a computer since and probably won’t for a few more days. Sure, I can get on my son’s desktop, but it has limited capabilities and it’s just not convenient. I have to admit there’s a part of me that has been a bit relieved to have little connection to the outside world. I’ve been able to look around, see everything with fresh eyes. Mornings are a lot easier; instead of stressing out over emails and work while getting my son ready for school, I can just focus on him.
I’ve also gone back to old school writing…that is actually writing on paper. To be honest, it’s sort of fun. When I’m on my computer instead of writing, I’m checking email, Facebook, twitter. Now I take a notepad, head to my office and just write. Speaking of my office… I’ve been planning my perfect office for about 3 years now and finally have it! I’m only missing a desk chair. And without my computer, I’ve been able to enjoy the space more than I would have. P.S. That’s Lizzie waiting for me by the chaise 🙂
So my computer crashing hasn’t been all that bad, actually. Of course I wouldn’t be saying that if I didn’t have an iPhone and I hadn’t been able to save my work. Best of all I get to order a new computer (as I’ve wanted to do for about six months now). You could almost say it’s been a gift! How about you, have you ever had anything bad happened that turned into a blessing?