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My computer died...

 
chefkeem
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on 08/23/2012

... and it may take until tomorrow (Friday) to get my new hard drive.

Please excuse my longer-than-usual response time to forum or PM/email inquiries.

I have only very limited access to another computer.  

God, I'm lost without that thing!   Cry


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Ragtimelil
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on 08/23/2012

You have my total sympathy! Hope you're better soon....


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katiem2
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on 08/23/2012

Try not to pull your hair out... I know I would


JoHarrington
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on 08/23/2012

:O

Unplugged!   The horrors!  Ok, nobody panic!  Too late, I'm panicking!  UNPLUGGED!

 

Someone help this poor man!!!


dustytoes
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on 08/23/2012

You have my sympathy too Chef...

SurprisedCry


Sheri_Oz
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on 08/23/2012

Wow!  You have to find some other way to pass the day!  I hate when that happens but I also am happy when that happens and I HAVE to find something else to do. My eyes also appreciate the rest.


chefkeem
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on 08/23/2012

It's not just about "passing the day", Sheri...it's my livelihood. But there's a chance that I can pick it up in about 2 hours, IF the last tests don't turn up anything serious.


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lakeerieartists
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on 08/23/2012

Good luck.  Not fun!


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cherylone
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on 08/23/2012

I am so sorry, I hope it gets fixed soon.  I would be lost without mine.Frown

frugalrvers
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on 08/23/2012

I really don't mean to drop a link (or suggest it)...but I can't resist. You HAVE to read my most recent blog post on my rv site, Chef...in my cheap rv link in my Wizzley forum signature. You'll understand why (of course, wait until you have a computer to use to do so...haha)


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chefkeem
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on 08/23/2012

Read your post, Robin. Unfortunately, I get paid only if I DO use the internet. But I'm totally confident that I'd be fine without it, if I were in a different line of work. I tried it out during my stints as an Alaska lodge chef. 

Yes, I got my computer back. All they did was change the oil (PLUS filter), properly inflate the tires, and smack it someplace only the experts know about.

$75. Works like a charm...oh!...wait...what th'...*hiss*...*sizzle*...he..l..p...!...

 

Thank you all for your expressions of sympathy. You helped me through this valley of darkness.


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frugalrvers
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on 08/23/2012

Glad you are up and running, Chef!

We are the same...we make our living, in this frugal rv lifestyle, by blogging, freelance writing, selling on ebay/amazon...every penny that supports our life is tied to the internet.

That is the sad irony...we wanted to "unplug" from everything, yet are dependent on the internet to survive.

One day...I know we can unplug for good. We really, really hope we can someday.

In Montana, our "true home" - there are very few places with cell reception (mifi included) in the mountains...so no internet is a challenge to make our living.

Ah well...good to see you again!


Robin


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Sheri_Oz
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on 08/24/2012

Glad you're back in action, Achim.


humagaia
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on 08/24/2012

Must be a relief.... Ahhh Keem.

Why do I hear these stories from so many people? I have a backup strategy for my desktop. It is called a laptop. Two computers mean that one never has an unscheduled day off.


chefkeem
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on 08/24/2012

We have a laptop but my wife needs it for her stuff, all day long. So I get to use it only during her short breaks. However, since I've found this great new service company, I'll probably let them have a look at my old ibook, which died 2 years ago because of battery problems. If they can revive it, we'll have 2 back-up laptops. 


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lakeerieartists
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on 08/24/2012

My laptop is my main computer, but now that I have an iPhone, I use it a lot for smaller stuff like email, and quick checks.  Luckily at our house we have 3 laptops and a desktop, not including my daughter's (currently at college).  If I really have to, I can borrow my younger daughter's computer if mine is out of order. Tongue Out


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bizilady
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on 08/25/2012

Well this has convinced me to get the ole laptop out and connected again. I too, make my living online and sometimes take my PC for granted.Money Mouth


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