Sunday, Aug. 15, 2004
Going Nowhere But To Sleep
I should really be sleeping. Instead I'm sitting in front of the computer, trying to figure out how to dredge up the money for a car and a new computer.
The deal fell through on getting my old Chevy fixed. Truthfully, the vehicle wasn't worth it, but given that it was all I had, I was still hoping for at least a temporary reprieve that didn't come. There's no public transportation here and the vehicle I've been using is borrowed and it's on its last legs, too, even more so than the previous one. I truly can't believe it's still running at all. Besides which, it's not mine, so I can't count on being able to drive it indefinitely. And it won't make the trip from here to Phoenix and back - only 80 miles. I'm nervous enough driving it from one block to the next.
Now add to that the fact that my computer has developed an electrical glitch. If I turn it off overnight, then turn it on the next morning, it crashes before it even fully boots up. It takes jumping through a few hoops to get it to turn on at all after that. It isn't the processor fan - if that was overheating it wouldn't crash when cold. (I also checked the temperature in the BIOS - it's within reasonable norms.) I just replaced the power supply, though I suspect that might still be the problem. I thought the durned thing was completely dead yesterday morning, in fact. It took me about ten minutes to resucitate the thing after its initial crash. I am going to try replacing the power cord first though, because of some of what I did to finally get it going. I think I have about fifteen power cords here, all told, so that shouldn't be a problem. I'm also going to plug it in directly to the UPS, rather than through the secondary surge protector. I don't trust that surge protector - I think it's got a short in it somewhere.
I guess I should go to bed. I can't take a sleeping pill this late because I've got to get up about 6am. That means I have about 4-1/2 hours left to sleep. I took a nap yesterday afternoon so that won't be too bad provided I can actually sleep.
Time to go on that date with my pillow and blanket!
Before - After
In the grander scheme of things, no soul can truly be replaced. Each one of us has a place in the universal tapestry. We each contribute our own color and texture. When one thread is snipped too soon, it distorts all the threads around it. Other lives can unravel and tear. If the wrong thread is ripped away, the whole fabric of life becomes dangerously fragile.
- LeiLani, aka Radiogurl aka Bright Opal (1957 - )