Friday, 6 May 2016

When computers go wrong

My lap top has a serious problem.  
It has been with our I.T guy at work all week and he thought it might have been the power jack,
but he has called me this morning to say it's bad news.
Not sure exactly how bad until he comes over later, but it may be time for a new lap top :-(

I have been putting off getting a new one for ages, (Mark kept telling me to get one), but the one i had served the purpose i wanted it too, well obviously now it doesn't so i've got to look around for another, (sigh)

I have hundreds, no, it's probably thousands of photos on there, fingers crossed that the I.T guy will be able to get them off for me.  They are on Picasa too so i should still be able to get to them (i think??)

Anywho, i probably won't be posting or commenting until i get something sorted, just so you don't think I've done a disappearing act, lol  I may be able to get a sneaky browse of your blogs when i'm at work, I could use my phone or Kindle Fire i suppose but it's not the same, for me anyway.

This afternoon i'm off to Berwick again, Mark hasn't been home for 2 weeks, (the job he is on is nearing the end and it's always manic towards handover), so i'm paying him a visit.  He will be working all weekend though so i'm taking myself off to Edinburgh for the day tomorrow, Yayyyy, really looking forward to that, when i return with a blog post I will bombard you all with photos of my trip :-)
I've got a list of things i want to do and see while i'm there and an order from Oliver to bring him a T Rex teddy, please nanny  :-)

I have some knitting and some crocheting to pass the time on the train, it's around a four and a half hour journey each way so i should be able to get plenty done :-)

Have a good weekend, and if you are in the UK, make the most of the beautiful weather, the forecast on the news this morning was for change next week, isn't that usually the way!



Jo said...

It's so annoying when the laptop packs up, mine went kaput a couple of months ago and I'm still getting to grips with the new one. It's the feel of the keyboard and it's got Windows 10 so that's taken some getting used to too. I'm envious of your trip to Berwick, we had such a lovely time in Northumberland last year, it's a beautiful area with lots to see. Enjoy!

Vickie said...

I look forward to seeing the bombardment of photos. :D And what knitting you have accomplished.

Carolien said...

Hi Maggie,

I had the same 2 weeks ago and have a new laptop now. I must say it's a luxury, wow! It's the cheapest one we could find and even this one is a big step forward :) I hope you'll find a good one.

Have a good weekend!
Bye, Carolien

Barb said...

Good luck with the computer. Ours died some time ago and thank goodness we were able to get all the pictures from it!!

Mary - Lecoeurceltique said...

It's annoying when you have to change laptops. If you have to, hopefully you will be able to find one you like at a reasonable price.
Enjoy your time in Edinburgh. It's a city I've always enjoyed visiting.

Jo said...

I've nominated you for an award, you can find out about it on my blog.

Ann at Beadlework. said...

Hope you enjoy your day in Edinburgh. I was there this morning and it was very, very cold for this time of year.

Julie said...

Have a lovely weekend away Maggie.

Angela said...

Hope you are able to get it fixed soon :)

Desiree Ehleiter said...

Good luck with your computer, and enjoy your trip!

Carol said...

Oh, I do hope the photos can be saved, Maggie--best of luck to you with the computer fix!

Crazee4books said...

Hi Maggie,

So sorry to hear about your computer woes. Hope the techie guy is able
to make repairs, though I'm afraid that it does sound as though you might
be getting a new lap top sooner rather then later.

Oh Boy I'm ever so jealous!!! Spending time exploring Edinburgh sounds
like a dream day to me! Take lots of pictures please. Is there somewhere
there where you can pick up a T Rex Teddy or is that just a little boy's
hopeful imagination at work? "cause if there is such a place ... I want one

Looking forward to hearing about your adventures Maggie.


Jeanne said...

Good luck with your new computer. Luckily my husband does all that stuff for me but it's always a pain breaking a new one in. I too have hundreds of photos I've saved off the internet for years and years....would be devastating to lose them but we back up our computers just in case. Love your "Elizabeth" progress on your last post!