Thursday, January 14, 2010


I'm having a new roof put on the house and the roofers got here this morning about 8am-ish. I also had a conference call with clients scheduled for 9am.

Got up early to get Bo fed and give him his meds (he got neutered Tuesday and is supposed to be "quiet" for 7 days~that's another story!), and started to check my emails. Laptop Outlook Express was not resonding. Damn! So, I went to the HP pc and the same thing happened with Outlook on that desktop. WTH??

Rebooted both and the PC was stalled: Windows is shutting down. Five minutes later it still hadn't shut down so I did a hard shutdown. Turned it back on and got the blue screen. Wouldn't boot up. Wouldn't allow me to boot in safe-mode either. Crap!

So I called my tech, Tommy and his wife just had a baby yesterday but, bless his heart, he came over just as I was ending my conference call. Ever had a conference call with five guys tearing off your roof and your pug going nutz barking? Well, I have.

Tommy ended up taking out my hard drive and putting it in a USB HD reader and we hooked it up to my laptop and crossed our fingers! Everything was there, so he thinks it might be a motherboard issue.

Oh, and Renee was here cleaning the house so we had the vacuum going in addition to the roofers and woofers. I don't think I can remember having such a crazy, stressful morning in quite awhile.