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Monday, November 9, 2009


A good morning to all on this mild November 9th. I just wanted to let all my readers know the reason I've not been posting for over a week. I had computer problems that wouldn't allow me to access the internet. What a dilemma! In my mind I could see the e-mail piling up not only in my inbox but also in my spam filter and gmail account. I wondered how I would cope with it all once I got back online.

Well, here's the scoop. I called Nerds On Site and made an appointment for last Friday at 4:00. Tayo showed up, worked on my computer to clean it up, check it out and remove everything I didn't need to keep. After some time the diagnostic showed one of the memory sticks was not functioning. Wonder if I could get one of those for my brain? One that functions, that is! I had paid extra to have that memory added when I purchased the computer, so now I'm wondering if they actually installed a faulty one. The technician was there for 4 hours! Happily they don't charge by the hour but by the job. Wow! Think what an hourly rate would have added up to!

Then, he found a metal bar just laying in the tower. What's this? Turns out it was one of two bars that snap over the fan to keep it stable. The connection had broken. Since I've never had anyone look at the computer since I bought it over 4 years ago, who knows how long it's been broken? Yes, he could put in a new fan, but fortunately he was an honest man, and a Christian, and said that though he could make money by doing so he didn't recommend it as the computer was still unstable.

This man told me about a sale on a computer and called me after he got home to tell me what it was and where. So I went to the Future Shop yesterday after church and got this Compaq computer for $399.99. A far cry from the more than $2000.00 I paid for the current one. (I still don't have the new one connected as the Nerds' guy is going to transfer all my data for me first.) So needless to say, I would recommend Nerds On Site to anyone needing someone to come to their home to fix a computer.

Hopefully I'll have the new computer up and running before many days and I can get back to some kind of routine. At least I'm back online for the moment. I'm just hoping this computer will last until the data is transferred. I may not post much until I can work on the new computer, but I will be back again. And I will also be setting up a new blog. When that happens I'll direct you to it. In the meantime, keep checking here later in the week, or simply re-enjoy some of the posts and/or photos that are in the archives here.

By the way, in case you're wondering. I received 438 e-mails in my inbox, 422 in my spam filter and a couple of dozen in my g-mail. I've had another 100 or so come into my inbox since Friday night as well. But I'm caught up for now, at least. I sure hope that doesn't happen again any time soon.

Hope you all have a wonderful week - one free of computer problems. God bless.

1 comment:

  1. On behalf of Tayo and Nerds On Site, thank you very much Mrs. Stephenson. We appreciate you taking the time to write this words.

    Blair, Nerds On Site