Wednesday, June 28, 2006

Could I Really Be This Stupid? Don't Answer!

First I should say that last night was so ridiculously cloudy in NJ that I couldn't see a thing I wanted, not a thing.  I suspect tonight will be the same since it's pouring right now.  Darn.  Well...things could be worse, I figure.   And guess what?  They became ALOT worse a few nights ago. 

Sitting at my nice Dell computer, cleaning out old files and making more space, I ran a scan that told me I should remove my older version of AOL since it's just taking up room.  So I follow the directions, very simple ones, and at first I wouldn't let my eyes believe what I was seeing:  This amazing tool from AOL managed to delete BOTH versions, which means it took the one I've been using, 9.0 SE.  I couldn't get online, my stomach turned into mush then barbed wire, so I got on the phone and surprise surprise!  The tech support people couldn't help me.  Okay, I go through my box full of CD's I get in the mail, praying hard hard hard that there's an SE in there and YES!!!!  There was!  So I reinstalled AOL 9.0 SE thinking, "it won't matter I've lost everyting" very optomistic, eh?  But other than my settings, it seemed after I reprogrammed my access numbers and other busy work, it seems to be okay.  SO FAR.  Funny thing, I was thinking that this Journal would be one of the more important things I would never want to lose, even my documents.  That tells me something about the power of writing one's feelings down, events, the trials of the day, the happy hours, all the sharing, and most of all, the incredible people I've met here.

Somehow I know I'm going to find things won't be the same, they'll be a few bug-a-boos to fix, already it's running too slow, but heaven help me I'm grateful I still have something!  DARN I'm grateful!!  Whew ...... 

9 comments:

sugarsweet056 said...

Hey, we've all been there! LOL
Good luck getting it back like you want it. Took me a week to get mine all set back, even then never got a few things back!
Hugs,
Sugar

barbpinion said...

LOL...I've done the same thing, and things worse than that. I'm glad you were able to get back online.
Hugs,
Barb- http://journals.aol.com/barbpinion/THERESTOFTHESTORY
        http://journals.aol.com/barbpinion/HEYLETSTALK

treesrgreen78 said...

things like that happen sometimes,  hopefully u will get everythign working ok again.

TreesRGreen78

lurkynat said...

Wow Cathy!
hey I've ben knee deep in trouble and I can't get my alerts
this morning Aol piblished six accounts of one journal piece and I thought that they ahd not accepted even one! lol ilmao
the funny thing was Bea and Sugar told me to fix it so ther I go and you know waht? I could not even reach Aol Hometown! lol It took Google to do that
love,natalie

geminirising12 said...

YESSSSSSSSS!! ;)

bhbner2him said...

Glad the computer fiasco worked out!  I think something is dying inside of mine.....takes longer and longer to come on each day......OH, I love your little graphic at the top!  That could very well be me!  ;o)  -  Barbara

rednekwomn69 said...

OOPS lol.. But if that ever happens again, you can always go and restore your computer back to an earlier date, which would bring it all back:).. oh and for the slowness, try doing a disk cleanup and defrag
Tammy
http://journals.aol.com/rednekwomn69/Life'sPaths

cyndygee said...

I agree with Barbara.  Love the graphic!

You are such a talented writer!
                                   Cyndy

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