Wednesday, May 31, 2006

Last Wed Off

Truth be told, I am feeling a bit out of sorts that this will be my last Wednesday off.  This probably will be my biggest adjustment.  My nerves are in a tizzy at the moment.

Just a few thoughts....I've noticed that my font changed last week to huge.  I always used 14 but it is appearing much larger.  I've been hearing from others in the past few days that the same thing is happening to them....anyone else have this happen?  I thought it was my computer but now think it's an AOL thing.  Actually, the other day I was sort of teasing about the half blind thing.  I have a cataract forming in my right eye which is at present causing lots of vision problems.  LOL...I suppose for the time being I am half blind.

I've been throwing things like crazy into my back up drive.  My computer is making some sort of God awful noise.  I give it a little smack (I'm sure that's great for it) and it stops for a while.  No monitor back yet but I have a feeling the computer will be leaving again soon.  Gateway's policy...three repairs....a new computer.

I have Sears coming on Saturday to repair my beast of an air conditioner in the family room.  Another appliance disaster for me.  My Whirpool caught on fire from a faulty outlet and nearly burned the family room down.  I replaced it with an 18,000 BTU monster that cools the whole downstairs.  Of course, the first year it worked like a charm.  The second year, right before Megan's graduation party on the hottest weekend in July, it crapped out.  It was totally freezing up and creating Niagara Falls in my room.  Sears came twice; took the darned thing out of the wall; could tell it wasn't running properly at all but couldn't find anything wrong with it.  They cleaned it, put it back in, and it ran fine until the end of last summer.  Now, they think the condenser is bad.  Mind you, it's three years old.  Only one year did it work properly.  I am going to insist that they totally replace it.  Their motto on line is satisfaction totally guaranteed or your money back or a replacement.  LOL...we'll see.  The guys were very nice, I have to admit.  But I only have a five year warranty on the cooling system.

My conclusion is I have terrible luck when buying anything that has a motor in it,including cars.  I've learned to always purchase extended warranties, although I didn't with that darned AC of mine.

Oh well, I'm off to get my hair cut and colored.  Have a good one!  It's still warm here but not oppressive like the past few days.

CHRIS

19 comments:

jeadie05 said...

Oh Chris you are not having alot of luck with your appliances are you ,By the way Ireally like your little sig at the end .......Jan xx

sugarsweet056 said...

SAy your luck sounds like mine re buying things with a motor! LOL
Yep my fonts took a life of their own a couple mos back, some days their ok & I can control them...others they do their own thing! GRRR
I have NO backup & don't know how to get one??? If I crash I lose EVERYTHING! I'm new to computer life & not aware how to do these things.
I too have the beginninning of cataracts, both eyes. :(
Good luck with your hair!
Hugs, Sugar

bmorrrick said...

So sorry about your bad luck with anything with a motor.  I do believe I would ALWAYS get the extended warranty! (ha)  I'm very blessed to have a hubby who can work on anything and fix it.  He's saved us a fortune through the years.  Good luck with your hair appt.  It's pouring rain in Tx. today....a good day for me to stay in and try to catch up on alerts.  I absolutely LOVE your signature tag.....do you do them, or could you direct me where I might get one with my name?  Thank you so much!  Hope you have a great day.

Take Care,
~Bilinda~

dwhee70041 said...

Chris, your machine has at least 2 fans inside, one on the processor and one in the power supply.  You may even have a 3rd case fan.  The noise is almost always a fan.  Please have it checked out soon.  Either of the 1st two can cause major problems.  If you have any questions, e-mail me.  David

xxroxymamaxx said...

sounds like maybe the fan in your computer.  lol  Smack it and it will run. : )  And sorry bout the AC....god I could not live without mine right now it's like 95 here! Enjoy your last Wednesday off. Hugs and GBU, Shelly

tpiez4me said...

And you're running off to work in an office with MACHINES?????
Sharon - http://journals.aol.com/tpiez4me/CoastalComfort

thegirlnexdoor77 said...

The wierd thing with the font for me is...I make it bigger and it comes out small when I push save...so must be some type of aol thing....I can relate to the nerves thing...But, what a great choice they made...Hugs,TerryAnn

pennietoonz said...

Hi Chris..... I can understand you`re feeling jittery on your last Wed off. It`s not easy changing routines.
I see now why you always purchase those extended warranties...geesh! Get that new AC while there is still time!
Love and hugs,
Penny

jckfrstross said...

enjoy your last wednesday off:) you will love the new job:) its hump day hahaha

Deb

njmom72 said...

Enjoy your last Wednesday off hun, hope you get your computer problems straightened out soon.

~ Susan
http://journals.aol.com/njmom72/TheStrawberryPatch

imgr8phil said...

LOL  Throwing things at your computer won't fix it.  Hope your AC gets fixed soon.  We don't even have an AC here.  It usually never gets hot enough to use one and the ocean breeze in the afternoon usually keeps it cool.  Take care and have a nice Thursday.

Phil

kdcutie26 said...

What luck Chris?  That is crazy.  They better give you a replacement, otherwise you will have to give them my phone number, and I will chew them a new ass hole.  Love ya, KJ

am4039 said...

lol I would say don't buy anything that's big. Good luck with getting the air fixed and I'm sorry your in a tizzy.

xomywayox said...

Feeling out of sorts...feels like a full moon coming. Smacking the computer around. Good thing there is no law against that. LoL

Brenda

sazzylilsmartazz said...

LO @ smacking your computer! LOL I think my tower would smack me back. Hey, I have a Gateway too!!! Didn't know that was the policy.
Hope you had a good holiday weekend. I was away for a week and got back Tues.
Dianna

sugarsweet056 said...

Coming upon the weekend. Wanted to say howdy & hope you have a good one!
Hugs, Sugar

oxobagladyoxo said...

Your luck sound just about as good as mine...lol I do hope all works out. I hope you have a better weekend and week soon!


Hugs,
Chelle

helloimkara said...

Broken appliances are the worst!!!  And they all seem to break at once and cost a million dollars to fix!!!!  I hope Sears does a good job for you!  OHHH have fun at the salon!!  Youll look gorgoues Im sure!

Kara :)

mtrib2 said...

I bought a used Carrier 8,000 btu window A.C. about 12 years ago and it works like the day I bought it.    I have heard that the new appliances are not built as rugged as the old.    I have had freeze ups but not very often.    I solve the problem by just running it on vent instead of A.C.     The air running over the frozen coils melt the ice over time and supply some cool air while doing.   Just a home remedy.     mark