Sunday, April 10, 2011

Still Here and Still Crazy

It's a pretty Sunday in Ohio and yesterday was lovely, too. I really, really wanted to be doing any one of a number of things like visit the park, check out the nurseries to see what kind of plants I want to kill this year with my not so green thumb or just sit on the porch and survey my domain but nooooooooooo. Instead, I spent most of yesterday and today planted here trying to get this damned computer back in order. Everything had to be replaced, reloaded and I'm still trying to remember and find everything that was lost.

Fortunately, I was able to salvage a lot of photos, etc. when I realized that all was not skittles and beer. For a few scary moments I thought that I'd lost a LOT of my writing including The Great American Novel but I found that in a rare meeting with sanity, I had saved that stuff on a flash drive. The ex came over and did his best to put things back together and we mostly got the most important stuff back.

Google Toolbar decided to take a hike and I still don't know how I got it back but it took more than a few attempts (read: hours) to get it to re-install. That might not sound like much but it houses all my bookmarks (100s) and without my bookmarks, I'm lost. As it is, I lost all the folders I had to organize them within the tool bar and that will be yet another project. Sigh. And today I spent the afternoon on hold waiting for the folks at Avast -- my ant-virus program -- to decide that yes, I really did renew it and deserved to have it running. Did I say that I hate tech support of any kind? Well, I really do.

A lot has  been happening in Ohio. About 10-15,000 citizens gathered at the Statehouse in Columbus on Saturday for the first We Are Ohio rally which is part of the push for a referendum to repeal SB 5 (union-busting bill) in which I want to be involved. . . Here's an excellent video of the event:

And here's Jennifer Bruner, our State Attorney General, on the referendum to repeal SB 5. She makes me so glad I voted for her.

I'm really proud of the way my fellow Ohioans are standing tall, loud and proud! I'd love to see citizens beyond the Midwest taking a stand because if it's happening here, it will happen there. Y'all can see what's happening in your area here at We Are One.

Hope y'all are having a great day!!!

Happy Blogging!!!!!



  1. Thanks for the update on Ohio and videos.

    You are a saint not to just toss in the computer problems and escape into the woods or lakeshore, or where ever the spring sun was drawing you.

  2. Thats a good idea to put important stuff on flash drives. That said I really really recommend Clickfree as a backup Simple to use and no compatibility issues with your hard drive.

  3. Hmmm, I left a comment on this post yesterday, but I don't think it went, let's try again.

    I think computer problems are one of the most stressful issues we can have...especially if you rely on them for so many things. I know I'm tense when I'm having problems....and I'm just not techie enough to figure things out on my own. My techie skills go just so far before I rely on someone else who knows a lot more.

    Good luck getting everything back in shape Kay.... ~Joy

  4. Thanks, Kay, for reminding us that even in another going-bonkers state, let's see--Ohio, Michigan, Wisconsin-- there are many like yourself who speak out.

  5. I hate computers sometimes! Just got a note from Wordpress that there was a "security incident," a low-level (?) break-in ya da ya da... I'm not sure how concerned I should be, but I admit I'm a little concerned. Hope you get everything straightened out soon.

  6. So sorry to hear that your computer crashed--again. I hope that you manage to salvage most of it. We have become so totally dependent on our electronics. I back up my computer daily to .Mac and also have an external back-up drive on my desktop. Have you considered that? I sure hope you have put your novel on DVD after this scare. Our server and all the school's hundreds of computers have been down for 1 1/2 weeks due to a worm. It feels so weird to be without Internet in the work place. Because it went down, they have totally rebuilt the whole network and each computer, including all laptops, have to be stripped systematically and reloaded.


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