Thursday, June 11, 2009

Technical Difficulties Beyond Our Control

Ohhh, it’s been a frustrating couple of weeks.  I don’t usually like reading blog posts where the person has a long list of gripes.  This time, though, I’m going to write a list of gripes.  I want y’all to judge whether I have an evil spirit at work in my house.

The evidence for an evil spirit conspiring against me:

The transmission on one of our cars died (and the car was a Honda.)

The kitchen sink suddenly went berserk (but did it sneakily—I didn’t know about its misdeeds until the back-splash of the sink suddenly separated from the wall.)

The upstairs printer died.

The upstairs monitor died.

The wireless repeater died.

My laptop died spectacularly….sizzling and popping during its death throes.

My new laptop seems to think some hot keys are running.  It’s striking through this text as I write and I’m going back and correcting it.

The new printer immediately ran out of ink.

It appears my new laptop (Dell) may have to be returned because the “t” only works on the keyboard some of the time.  I don’t want to go without a laptop for another 2 weeks.

Evidence for no evil spirit—None.

It’s awful, but all of these problems the last couple of weeks have put me behind on my WIP.  And I really need to catch up quickly.  Is there someone in the group who can rid me of this blight?