I have returned (in case you didn't know I was gone ;) ). I apologize for my absence sans explanation, but I have had the craziest week, and all involving my computer (which despite the trouble it has given me since last Friday, I refuse to speak ill of).
So, let's backtrack a tiny bit.
To make a very, VERY long story short, basically, my computer broke down last Friday, and I mean, it completely died.
This is why I haven't been able to get on to post or visit any of you.
I'm sorry! I've been like a fish out of water these past few days. You never realize how much you depend on something until you're FORCED to live without it!
It was absolutely horrible! And even though I KNOW to back my work up (I had another near mishap in the summer), I hadn't saved my MS since Monday. Now there was only a 10 page difference, so I wasn't too anxious, but still, I had no computer!
And this is what made me very nervous.
So my friend, who is a computer genius, instructed me on everything that could have gone wrong, and I ended up spending a ton of cash I didn't have to get parts (it may have been cheaper to just buy a new computer) He then took apart my entire computer, installed, and reinstalled, swapped hardware.... you name it, he did it.
And the thing STILL didn't work!
In the end, he told me to just take it into a professional. I agreed, extremely disappointed, wary and upset. Yeah, people.... I can't live without my computer!
I suggested that he put it back together in its original state, to which he complied, apologizing profusely for not being able to fix the problem
And guess what?
Yup... you guessed right.
The thing unexpectedly started working.
As of right now, it still is and I have NO idea what caused it to stop in the first place, how it started working again, and how long it's going to live for, but you can bet I've spent the last couple of days backing up ALL my stuff ;)
And yes, the additional happy ending? I was able to return everything for a full refund!!
So that's my Wednesday tale of woe... I'm sorry for not having a snazzy quote for you today.
But I am so happy to be back, it was like seeing sunlight after a month when I opened my blog :D
Yes, you're right... I probably do need more of a life.
Do you guys have any tales to share? I hope everyone's NaNo writing is going well!