Friday, September 14, 2007

WHEWW!

Have I had a whirlwind week! My computer took a "fit" last Wednesday and after many long hours between the computer genius and myself, it is, for the most part, restored. After taking it to the Geek Squad at Best Buy, then 4 excruciating hours on the phone with a tech support agent (in INDIA- you know how that goes) with HP, I took it to someone one of my clients recommended. This genius was able to recover my data and get the computer functioning (almost normally). My video card is screwed up, so my kids can't play games on it- I'm elated, um I mean heartbroken about that! On top of the computer trouble, it seems my car has decided to cause problems as well. Something is not right in my transmission, but I don't need a whole new one (at least not yet). Anyways, we're still working on that!
I was a mess without my laptop- how did that happen?? My next four months of classes was on it, not to mention every picture I've taken in the last 2 years and an iTunes library that Idon't even wanna guess the value of. And before you ask, yes I did back it up, but apparently, my desktop computer is missing the utility to retrieve the info off of the external hard drive- something else that added insult to injury! I have been almost impossible to live with and, being the emotional person I am, I pretty-much spent the whole week crying.
I shrugged it all off today (as best I could!) and attended Stampin'Up! 's regional conference in Philadelphia. It was a wonderful day filled with lots of great information. I love the smaller setting that the Regional conferences offer- especially since Shelli herself was there! I've seen Shelli before, but at convention you have to wait hour to get your picture taken with her. Not today! As soon as I get a chance to unload the pictures I took today I'll post it. I also got to see my FAVORITE person from the Home Office- Jaron Winder. I {heart} Jaron!!! he's an absolute scream on the stage and I love to watch him stamp - he cracks me up! I got my picture taken with him, too!

So, forgive me for not posting in over a week, but the whole computer thing was awful. Needless to say, I'm burning discs like a mad woman and perfecting my external hard drive knowledge.
I have lot of great information to share, but Ill have to do it later this weekend! Thanks for hanging in there with me!

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