Yikes! If you have any precious technology, stay far far away. At least it has seemed like I am cursed lately. Last night, I was tediously preparing my lessons for the week, enthralled by the idea that I might get the whole week prepped and not have to stress all week long.
That's when it happened! My external harddrive, my precious little passport, simply stopped functioning while I was accessing a file.
|My sweet little holder of every important file I own|
I thought maybe a simple computer restart would do--no worries... It didn't work. Then I thought maybe a simple "unplug--wait 30 seconds--plug back in" would do--a little worried... It didn't work. Then I thought maybe it was my computer because it has always seemed buggy unlike my sweet little passport. I thought maybe a simple plug it in another computer would do--quite concerned now... It didn't work. That's when the tears came, and in a flood, they gushed.
|This was totally me.|
I was tired and ready to go to bed and then this! I spent the next hour re-prepping the bare minimum for Monday with tears flowing down. D is so sweet; he spent this entire hour trying to do whatever he could to try to fix the hard drive with no luck. I finally went to bed, feeling quite down about having to be at school at 6:30 to finish prepping for the day by accessing files I only had on my school computer (and the poor broken passport). I arrived at school today feeling pretty down, and then... I went to turn on my computer! Attempt 1: Everything on the screen is zoomed in weird. I restart. Attempt 2: Everything seems normal until just after opening the print tab on the files I need copies of, it freezes! I restart. Attempt 3: The computer finally turns on and I get my first page printed at 7:05. Ugh! Be praying for my passport. Even after all of the trouble it has caused me, I want it to survive. I have years of photos that wouldn't fit on my netbook on there. If I lose those files, I will only have Facebook quality versions of these photos.
Okay so I hope you feel sorry for me and maybe think I am a little ridiculous, too. I realized by the end of today that, indeed, my life is not completely over (Last night, I was pretty convinced it was!), but I am still bummed. Hope your Monday was less manic than mine!