Radiogurl a la Carte

Monday, Feb. 14, 2005

Darn. I lied. The home computer has gone to computer heaven, apparently. Even if not, I'm not messing with it any more. It was nice enough to hold onto its last gasp at life long enough for me to burn some critical stuff to CD, but looks like that's as far as she'll go.

I'm sending her to my youngest son to see if he can recucitate her, because she's beyond my level of expertise. If he can't, I'm getting a new computer. I'm tired of rebuilding this little monster. This is too much trouble for one computer. I think the squirrels inside have been spiking their supply of acorns, dipping into the oak-leaf brew.

At the moment I'm using a machine borrowed from work, one which is somewhere between marginal and "why the heck am I even bothering???" It has something fundamentally wrong with it - gotta be either the motherboard or the processor, because we've changed out every other component. I got the blue screen of death while installing Windows - which is virtually unheard-of. It wouldn't even pretend to take Linux. I got Windows installed - finally - but it won't take SP2. I finally got it downloaded but it said "Nyet, no, non!" and all that jazz. I am going to try again now that I did a checkdisk and defrag but not holding my breath. It gets to a certain point and then gives me a database error message.

The washing machine was delivered and set up but I need to get the landlord out to repair the fixtures in the wall - the cold water line leaks at the handle. I can use it but have to turn the water off and on with each use.

This weekend was a blur - I got up about 9:30 yesterday morning and cleaned before the washer was brought in, then did what grocery shopping I needed, took care of a few other errands, and came home and fell asleep. I'm not positive of the time but I think it was somewhere near 6pm. It was pouring rain and the sun hadn't yet gone down.

Next thing I knew it was 9:30 this morning.

What's more, I did virtually the same thing the night before.

I've discovered the remedy to my insomnia, apparently. I camp out on the sofa, in front of the television, and I'm out like a light in no time.

This is going to be a short entry. I've been fighting with this computer all day so didn't accomplish a heck of a lot else, some laundry and computer work, got my hair trimmed, and that's about it.

I will do my best to catch up with other diaries over the next few days. Here's hoping anyway...

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 - )