Monday, December 5, 2011

Stuck in the Mud

In certain areas of New England, they have what is known as, "mud season." A walk without the proper gear is an invitation to ruined shoes and wet feet. Even with waterproof boots, slogging through the mess is far from pleasant.

Figuratively speaking, I've been stuck in the mud. My computer and battery back-up conspired against me like puddles waiting to drag me into their murky depths. Writing emails, blog posts, and commenting involve hitting the "Save" button every few seconds or all my work might disappear forever.

Ah, but Internet mud season is almost over. Yes, folks, I bit the bullet and am now the owner of an HP Pavilion with a 1 terebyte hard drive. My computer-savvy pastor set it up with all kinds of cool safeguards like a back-up to the Internet "cloud" and a  partitioned memory. As soon as we can coordinate a time, I'll bring it home.

Thank you for your patience and faithfulness in visiting the blog. When I'm fully back online, I'll go on a grand tour of blogdom.


Marja Verschoor-Meijers said...

Blogdom.. how 'd you come up with that one Susan? I am glad you have a new computer, wow... sounds like a state of the art toy :) Blessings!

Linda O'Connell said...

Susan, I feel your pain and now your joy! You will have flying fingers once you get your new baby home. Happy writing.

Susan J. Reinhardt said...

Hi Marja - Woohoo! I'm on the new computer, but there are still a few bugs. She seems to work better in Firefox than IE7.

Hi Linda - Wow! I love this new monitor, and the computer is not shutting down at random. What a relief!

Susan :)

Cindy R. Wilson said...

Whoa. All that computer jargon, sounds like you know what you're talking about :) I'm excited for you and your return!

Melanie N. Brasher said...


I'm so glad you're back! I've missed "seeing" you on my blog. I always look forward to your visits. :)

Congrats on the new keys. An absolute must for every writer. :)


Susan J. Reinhardt said...

Hi Cindy - Don't let the jargon fool you. What I know about computers could fit on the head of a pin!

Hi Melanie - This is not the way I want to take a blog break. I'm glad to be back.


Karen Lange said...

Glad you are back! Missed you! :)

Tyrean Martinson said...

Glad you are back in blogdom! Hope your new HP serves you well.

Nikki (Sarah) said...

Hi Susan...woo hoo for your new buy.....that computer sounds fast and totally fun. Very excited for you.....

Susan J. Reinhardt said...

Hi Karen - Thanks! It's good to be back.

Hi Tyrean - I'm on a learning curve, but am confident it will be a vast improvement on the old computer.

Hi Nikki - Thanks! It will be nice to see everyone again.

Susan :)

Rhonda Schrock said...

How frustrating that must be!! So happy for you that it's almost over.

Sarah Forgrave said...

Oh goodness, Losing connection is so hard. I hope you're back up and running soon, Susan! :)

Susan J. Reinhardt said...

Hi Rhonda - It's been an adventure! I visited many of you yesterday and hope to catch up fully this weekend.

Hi Sarah - I'm so thankful I write my posts in advance. I came down to the wire with this "life experience."

Susan :)

Terri Tiffany said...

Glad to see you today and that you are almost functional again!

Diane said...

woo-hoo for a new computer. Hope it will make writing and surfing stress free for you! :O)

Susan J. Reinhardt said...

Hi Terri - I like that - almost functional. :)

Hi Diane - I don't know if it will ever be stress free, but maybe easier.


Carla Gade said...

Glad to hear the good news.

Susan J. Reinhardt said...

Hi Carla -

Thanks. It's a relief to sit at the computer and know it won't suddenly shut down.

Susan :)