Monday, July 13, 2009

The More Things Change

Well, it happened. My laptop, my one and only computer, died this weekend. I don't think the drive went out, but the screen went blank, then came up a lovely shade of aqua with three colored stripes running vertically, a gold one about two inches from the left and a dark blue followed closely by green about three inches from the right of the monitor.

This necessitated a fast run to Office Max to pick up a laptop on sale. This one has the added advantage of the numeric keypad to the right of the keyboard. That has always been a sore spot with me, having to use the numbers above the keyboard like on a typewriter. Does anyone remember typewriters?

Then I made a trip to WalMart to pick up a new modem. My wireless router is security enabled, but I no longer have the key, so I wouldn't have been able to connect to the internet with the new laptop. Inadvertently, however, I picked up an ethernet modem. It wasn't what I had intended because it requires that I be wired and in the office to work. However, that is a bit of enforced discipline for me. I will no longer be in the living room, subject to traffic and the TV.

Perhaps this wasn't so much an error as a coincidence. Definition: Coincidence is a small miracle where God chooses to remain anonymous, so if you don't want to see Him you don't have to. But if you are looking, there He is!

Keep looking!


Susan J. Reinhardt said...

Hi Judith -

I popped over here from Facebook to check out your blog.

Computer problems always happen at the most inconvenient time. Mine was down two weeks ago, but a tech friend was able to fix it. I didn't have enough RAM to handle my tasks.

I'll add your blog to my Favorites. :)


Judith Robl said...

Thanks for your input, Susan.

I'm glad you had the tech friend. My tech friend said the screen wasn't fixable. And it wasn't a new laptop either.

Praise the Lord for backups.