Thursday, February 16, 2006

Thanks to my anonymous "tag" donor for the adorable tiger.

I'm typing this really fast so excuse any errors.

My motherboard is gone is my E-Machine.  I'm waiting for a Fed-Ex box to be sent to I can pack it up and ship it off.  Like they told me...I should be happy....YEAH...I'm getting a brand new computer.  Just one thing is wrong with this picture....I had a brand new computer not quite 4 months ago that died on me.  I think they missed my point. *#&(^!@$%

I'm back on my dinosaur and couldn't stay connected last night for the life of me.  My virus scan updating kept shutting the computer down.  I'm probably looking at a month (they say 10-14 days after they receive it).  Somehow, I don't have much faith in the 10-14 day thing since it took almost two weeks to get a part that should have been here in 3 days.

I'm looking into a backup right now.  Becky, my oldest daughter, dropped the bombshell that she has built two computers for herself.  That's the avenue I'm taking.

I'm waiting until next weekend to send my PC back because she wants to remove my hard drive and download it into the one she builds.  I have no idea if all my documents are in my external drive or not.  She backs her stuff up on CD's and her external drive.  I guess I will start that also.

The shock is beginning to wear off.  I won one battle but the war with E-Machine/Gateway is continuing.  I don't have much faith that my "brand new" computer is going to be any better than my 3 1/2 month "old" one which is why I'm forging ahead with another computer.

Wow, I'm still connected...lol...must be my lucky night.

I'm going to visit as many journals as I can hit.  If I miss any of you tonight, I will try to keep catching up with you.  Don't forget about me if I don't get around as much.  I haven't forgotten you....I just don't know how long this ancient computer of mine will hold up.

HUGS to everyone......you are the best!

               Chris

13 comments:

dwhee70041 said...

Chris, Sounds like you are in good hands with the new machine.  Best wishes from a very cold Colorado (5.3 degrees as I comment)  David

jckfrstross said...

I got your email this morning I am so sorry:( hope you get up and running soon

Deb

chat2missie said...

You've had so many problems with you computer!!  My son's new E-machine better not give us problems.  I  purchased my Dell two years ago.  The day I got it, unpacked it and went to turn it on, it didn't work!!  It was the motherboard!  Damaged during shipment.  Dell sent someone within 24 hours to replace the motherboard.  No matter what the make of computer, no matter how much we spend, they are electronic.  Something is always going to go wrong!!!  Hope you get your new replacement soon.
Missie

buggieboo1 said...

Chris thinking of you and hope you get a pc back quick!
Sharon

lv2trnscrb said...

Chris, you are the best for hanging in there and trying to stay connected when you are working with a dinosaur of a machine

betty

jaycee0728 said...

Hey, that is a great idea to have another pc and I don't blame you one bit for beign upset about this whole situation. But it seems like your daughter is a really smart women, and it is nice she offered to built you one. I love the white cub with blue eyes, lol you seem to always like the same things as me. ~j~

xxroxymamaxx said...

A friggin external drive?  Who would have thunk that?  Not me! But I need one now. lol  GBU, Shelly
P.S.  Love your anonymous tag.  

queeniemart said...

i wont forget you...i just found you!! I know all about shitty PCs. I just had to buy a new one i couldnt afford. Now i have 2 dead ones and this one. I hope the motherboard comes soon and you are online and comfortable. I'll be waiting!
lisa jo

pennietoonz said...

Chris.... No way would I ever forget you, lady!!
I hope your new computer arrives soon to...ah... replace your other new computer. :0/
Love ya,
penny

lici0uslatin22 said...

hey dont worry about me leaving I wills be right here waiting for you to post...  Take care and take it EASYYyyy I know how aggrevating it is...  Mari

thegirlnexdoor77 said...

lol I sure will be glad when they get you fixed up.  I think you are going through graphic with draw. lol.  I do hope you have a good weekend and enjoy time with your family.  Loved the tag.  Take care.  TerryAnn.

shayshaydc said...

I get bent out of shape when my computer isn't working right!!! Hate you are having such trouble!!! http://journals.aol.com/shayshaydc/Golfaholic
Sharon:)

xxroxymamaxx said...

Guess what?  That tag won first place in the creative counts contest for LILD.  I totally didn't expect it because there were some really good entries.  GBU, Shelly