Monday, March 24, 2014

Woe is My Computer

It seems we've inherited the insidious problem I've heard is rumbling throughout computer-land. My computer is sick. Not blue-screen-of-death sick, but definitely sick. I have a computer paramedic coming to check things out, but unfortunately not until Wednesday. Apparently my computer's need for life-support is not considered an emergency. Here's hoping all my documents and programs survive (drat my tendency to procrastinate about backing things up...grrrr!) For now I'm limping along using my old laptop and/or my iPhone to stay connected. Neither lend themselves to posts filled with pictures or heavy content. On the bright side, I do have one happy thing to report. My little guy, Indy, celebrated his 14th birthday on Sunday, March 23. He's a tough little man who's happy, loves his homemade meals, and will even play (if we don't play too hard) when I bring out the tennis ball. True he doesn't hear well and his eyes are clouded with cataracts, but Indy still enjoys life. As many of you know, when Indy was 10, the vet predicted he'd only live a few more months due to liver failure. Guess we showed her. The vet is speechless with amazement every time I call to re-fill his meds. Sometimes research, determination, and a double dose of faith are all you need to work a small miracle. My Indy boy is living proof that no matter how big a problem is, we should never give up. Happy birthday to Indy!

16 comments:

Donna Volkenannt said...

Happy belated birthday to Indy. I'm sending wishes your computer will get well.

Molly The Wally said...

Sorry about your computer having the sickies. Paws crossed it gets sorted. Happy birthday to Indy. You show them you still have it in ya sweet one. Have a terrific Tuesday.
Best wishes Molly

Linda O'Connell said...

Awww, you Indy is a sweetie. My old girl went completely blind but still got around, and loved a slice of orange. She could smell me peel one no matter which room she was in. Hope your computer rebounds like Indy.

Lassiter Chase and Benjamin said...

Happy Barkday Indy!

Two French Bulldogs said...

Computer issues=HBO words in this house
Lily & Edward

Ryker said...

Yeah Indy, you keep showing them that you can't keep a good dog down! Your love of life shines through those cataract filled eyes of yours. Birthday Hugs to you :)

Cozy in Texas said...

Darn. I no longer keep documents on my computer. Now flash drives hold so much data I save everything there and back it up occasionally. It also means I can use it on my laptop or other computer.
Vets and doctors don't take the will of the person or pet into consideration. Mine was given the same outlook over five years ago and he'll be 16 this year which is especially amazing because he's a large dog and I was told not to expect him to live past 8. I'm sure a lot of love plays a big part in their longevity.
Ann

Hailey and Zaphod and their Lady said...

Hope Indy had a great birthday. Wishing you the best for your computer. Nothing worse than a sick machine!

Theresa Sanders said...

Oh Pat, I so understand about computer bugs. Just went through my third trip to the tech vet -- grrr -- so I feel your pain. Only when you get a bug do you realize just how much you depend on your computer. Hope all is well soon -- and happy birthday to Indy!

Lady Lilith said...

Happy Birthday Ind. I hope all gets better.

lisaricardclaro.com said...

Congratulations to Indy! He's proof that even doctors, with all their education, don't always know everything. Good luck with your computer. Those techno-glitches are never any fun. Hope you'll be back up and running in no time.

CreekHiker / HollysFolly said...

Aw wow Happy Birthday Indy!
Hope the computer fix is simple!

Lynn said...

I'm so happy for Indy - Happy Birthday! I have no doubt that his long life has a lot to do with all that LOVE!

Sioux said...

Pat--Happy Birthday to Indy, and I hope your computer problems clear up soon.

Tammy said...

That's a respectable birthday for any dog, let alone one as sick as your little guy was. Happy belated birthday to Indy, and Fingers crossed that your computer is healed!

Alison Henderson said...

This day was a mix of good and bad news, though the bad part is mostly because of your computer. I just hope you recovered all of your files and have saved them on another storage device, so this new can be less bad, in a way. But all that is overshadowed by Indy’s birthday, of course. Her extended life is indeed a gift. I wish you both happiness. :)

Alison Henderson @ Scorpion Computers