My Laptop, Jury Duty & Lots Of Vomit

I know I promised a blog entry today, and, to be fair, I’m getting this in just under the wire, but I do apologize for the lateness.

I’d also like to apologize for the lack of entries lately, but once you read this you’ll understand.

OK, first off, two Thursdays ago my Toshiba laptop took another jump off the ol’ Windows cliff. I had to take it to the shop and get the hard drive ripped out and all of my data rescued.

This, of course, right before a weekend trip out of town. We saw a lot of old friends and went to a wedding, so the trip actually kept my mind off computer problems.

When we returned, I finally made the switch to a nice Apple PowerBook G4 with all the trimmings. It’s a sweet ride to be sure, but learning/outfitting a computer from the ground up again eats up a lot of time.

Then I had jury duty downtown. Thankfully I talked my way out of a lengthy trial, but still, it ate up an entire day.

But here’s the worst stuff… My son was hospitalized for 2 days with something called the rotavirus. I think he picked it up at library playtime. Anyway, it caused a bout of vomiting that caused us to use every piece of bedding he has twice in the same night. The next day he got worse (if you can believe it) and we had to take him into the pediatric emergency room.

Anyway, we ended up living at the hospital for the weekend and some of today, but he’s on the mend and tearing around again like the little guy I know and love.

Sorry if this post is a little on the weak side, but I’m just in no condition to really edit and craft something nice. So, thanks for hanging in there with me. I’m going to get something nice up for Wednesday. See you then…

Up And Running (Sort Of…)

Wow, what a week!

For those of you just tuning in, my laptop went kablooey again last week (Thursday to be exact).

After a weekend in the shop, I got my data back (largely) and decided to buy an Apple, and Bill Gates has only himself to blame.

I mean, how many times do I have to completely recreate my entire system because of some stupid open port?! I had virus protection, spy sweepers and fix-it programs up the wazoo! (My wazoo is feeling better now, by the way.)

So, a few grand later, I have a beautiful, fun, and best of all, stable, PowerBook G4 and I’m loving it so far.

Oh sure, there’s a bit of a learning curve here, but in a few more weeks I should have this baby purring.

Anyway, sorry about the lack of blogging this week. I also had jury duty and a host of other responsibilities that, when you throw rebuilding a computer on top of them, just made the blog impossible.

Tune in on Monday and I’ll getcha back up to speed…