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Thursday, 21 March 2013

the day the computer {almost} died

I was browsing pinterest yesterday, looking for, um, inspiration as you do, when all of a sudden, the screen on my computer went black.

It wasn't the blue screen of death, so I didn't immediately panic. But I did swear a bit. Because I had things I needed to do.

I jiggled some cords (but I don't know which ones I jiggled.)

I mentally calculated how old the machine was, and remembered we purchased an extended warranty, so any problem was covered.

Then I called Steve.

Because it had been five minutes, and I was thinking of all the work that I wouldn't be able to do with no computer (and using another computer in the house wasn't possible, my machine is the server for everything!)

"Have you jiggled the cords?" he said.

"Yep, done that, if it had worked, I wouldn't have called you."

"What about the power box under the desk? There was a bit of.... mm, stuff, under there the other day, is the power box plugged in?"

"I'm not that silly" I said, as I rolled my chair back from the desk.

"Um, there's a big lead hanging on the floor"

"Well, plug it back in" he said, "and I'll call you later to make sure everything is ok."

{no computers were harmed in the reenactment of these scenes}
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    1. I thought of you when it happened, and hoped I could cope just as calmly!

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  2. Glad it was a simple fix!
    Alison xx

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  3. Glad it was nothing serious but it did make me laugh as I have made this mistake countless times lol

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