The timing wasn’t good (when is it ever?!) but technically, its put me out of commission for five days and now I sit here eagerly awaiting a call from my local computer guru.
I tried to assess the situation and find the positives:
- My dad was here visiting for the weekend so it forced me to “be present” rather than working.
- Maybe isn’t the Universe’s way of telling me to get a life and stop being so dependent on that little laptop.
- I’ve learned about the importance of backing up data daily.
The reality: The demise of my computer coincided with paperwork deadlines for my next court date (February 8, 2012). I was still able to pull it off– and got up early to complete the needed paperwork and I arrived at the court to file at 8:30am. The formalities are taken care of and I met the deadlines that were in front of me. I actually had to handwrite a few things (gasp!) but it’s done.
I am not dependent on the computer for the next stage:
Mental preparation, positive thoughts, lots of prayers, pixie dust and the famous “big girl panties”.
I have a little figurine that sits on my daughter’s dresser. It says, “Put on your big girl panties and deal with it”. That’s just what I plan to do.