Sunday, May 08, 2005

The Week that Wasn't

I've had posts rolling around my brain all week but LIFE has conspired to keep them from flowing from my head, to fingers, to the keyboard and to my blog.

To wit:
Wednesday: Computer had a 100% meltdown. Hello, India, what now? 4 hours later, the only conclusion was to wipe it clean and do a clean reinstall.

Thursday: The backup drive wasn't working as it was supposed to. It took the folders, the data in the folders is corrupt. Say bye-bye to my Quicken records, my Outlook contacts, saved e-mail and my entire book selling database on Sellers Assistant. Say hello to hours and hours of work re-creating everything. I now know what I'm going to be doing during my summer vacation.

Friday: I host the annual "Library Lock-In" at school. This is the ultimate Accelerated Reader achievement - the requirement for admittance is 300 points. Accelerated Reader is this computerized program that encourages reading. Children read books and take a short comprehension quiz and accumulate points. The program is very controversial but it's done wonders for our reading test scores. These days reading is all about the scores. This year 7 children made it. They had a great time, 2 never slept all night. Needless to say what little sleep I did get was not of the quality REM type.

Saturday: I send my sleepy guests home, tidy up the library and head out to a booksale. Come home and spend the rest of the day in a fuzzy fog.

Sunday: Spend most the day attempting to learn a new Auction Management Program - Auction Wizard. The program has a steep learning curve and a help section that isn't at all helpful. A storm blows through and we loose all electricity for 2 hours.

And here comes Monday heading down the pike whether I want it or not!


Anonymous said...

Oh I AM so sorry G...been there, done IS painful...3 years of genealogy & corrupted back ups as well!! I wish I could wave a magic wand for you! VB

Melinda said...

Library lock-in... sigh! They should have those for adults.

Julie said...

Thank heaven you're all right, Guusje. I was starting to worry!

Actually, maybe you're not all right. :) You have all my sympathy. I once had to recreate my address book. And starting over in Quicken is not fun, either.

The lockdown sounds fun (for the kids, anyway). Our school librarian used to throw a pizza party during the first week of September, for all the kids who've read a certain number of books over the summer. But this year she's not doing it because she thinks the only kids who come are the ones who'd read that much anyway, i.e. the party is not a sufficient motivator.

Mummy/Crit said...

Wow, I would so have loved a library lock in! I loved all my school libraries, but never eally needed incentive to hang out there, I was a library weirdo.

Bugger about your computer woes, I hope it all works out OK for you. Good luck with the new auction manager.

Green-Eyed Lady(GEL) said...

I understand. My computer travelled to the computer hospital twice in a row, during my busiest work time. ( I do part of my artwork at my computer, not merely fun blogging.)

I commend you for being able to list the blockages. My list would be too long. Life is currently a merry-go-round. I've been creating paintings, framing photographs, making jewelry, etc in preparation for a few spring art shows.

Add to that our oldest is about to graduate and "Mr. Escape Artist" whom I love dearly, is off working longer hrs than usual.

Hope things settle down for you, computer and all~ :)

KarbonKountyMoos said...

Oh no! Thursday would send me over the edge. Though not for the first or last time. I had two hard drives disappear once - never to be seen again - due to an electrical power issue.

Thanks for reminding me it's time to backup.