Unscheduled Downtime

I had plans for this week.  I was going to enjoy my new office.  I was going to work hard and get caught up.  But things didn’t quite happen that way.

With my laptop’s performance deteriorating at an alarming rate, I knew failure was imminent.  I had to replace it, and so, once I had the funds, I did.  Finding a suitable laptop was relatively easy, but the software I needed wasn’t in stock.  I would have to wait up to three business days for it to be delivered to my home.

When I left my away-from-home office to pick up the new laptop, I left my old laptop there and brought my new laptop home.  I put my children to bed, started configuring my new laptop with my favorites and other personal preferences.  Then, when I was sure the kids were asleep, I left the house to go back to my away-from-home office.

Less than two blocks from my house, my van ceased functioning properly.  It turns out that the front passenger-side wheel bear came loose and tore through various components.  Ouch!  I ended up walking home.  My mom picked me up during her lunch hour so I could use my old laptop.  Even though I had all my documents, I couldn’t manipulate them on the new laptop without the software.  To work, I needed my old computer.

I spent the rest of the day in my away-from-home office, which is in my mother’s basement, and then went home, carrying both the new and the old laptop with me.  Unfortunately, when I arrived, our Internet was down.

What’s that they say about everything that can go wrong?

Anyway, everything is finally back in order.  I will spend the weekend catching up and hoping that next week will be THE week I truly get back on track.  Wish me luck!  I think I’m going to need it. 😦

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About Stephanie Allen Crist

Stephanie created and produces ComeSootheYourAchingSoul.com in answer to a call from God to use her experiences and gifts to help others. Stephanie is also the author of www.StephanieAllenCrist.com and two books that can be found on that site. Stephanie strives to share her love, faith, and talents in an inclusive manner to help others who know spiritual pain and who know the bitter taste of the dregs of despair.
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4 Responses to Unscheduled Downtime

  1. acflory says:

    Ouch. 😦 Murphy was working overtime on you Stephanie. 😦 I’m glad you finally got everything sorted out but I don’t envy you the catching up. Good luck!

    • Yes, things are getting sorted out–but a few more things have gone awry, too. I feel like it’s one of those “How bad do you want it?” tests.

      • acflory says:

        I’m in a phase where things seem to be going well [knock on wood] but not so long ago I went through a period when everything seemed to go wrong too. It /will/ pass. Chin up and do what you can. Let the rest sort itself out any way it can. 🙂

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