Today we are getting ready to leave for a visit to Utah to see my son and his family. An ordinary but busy day. I sit down at my desk to finish up some paperwork and notice my computer was off. I’d left it on sleep mode the night before.
No matter. I push the button on the top, expecting it to light up. No joy. Press it again. Still no joy. Check all the plugs and notice that the surge protector strip into which it was plugged is off. That’s the ticket! I turn the strip on and push the computer button. Nothing.
At that point, I started to sweat. Called to the Hubs. He came in and checked it over. Took out various plugs and reinstalled them. Pushed a button on the back and the fan motor came on, but only as long as he held the button.
I’m toast. I’m ruined. The last revision of my book is on the computer and not backed up. I’m an IDIOT.
I call my son-in-law, the computer whiz, who is out of town and tells me, “Why don’t you just leave it until you get back?”
ARG! I’d have one hundred more worry wrinkles by that time.
What to do? I pick up the computer, earning myself bad twinges in my back, and take it across the room and plug it into an outlet all on its own.
HEAVEN SPEAKS! It comes on.
More back twinges and I get it back to the surge protector strip, which is still working for plugs from my printers. I plug the computer into a different outlet. IT WORKS!
Now I am trying to get my external drive recognized by the computer so I can back up my book. No joy.
And the day has just started.