Monday, September 26, 2011

What a Weekend!

So, for all of you who haven’t heard (meaning those of you who aren’t following me on Twitter or Facebook or anywhere else), this week my laptop died… last week my flash drive disappeared. So, that would conclude everything that I’ve ever saved anything to… nice.
Last night, I had a big adventure going out at midnight to Walmart to get me a laptop. Walmart was out of laptops, so I had to drive all the way across town – where I did get the last one of this kind in stock. It was a three hour endeavor, but it was successful.
Oh yeah, I got a kick out of the clerks in both stores. The first clerk at the first store says to my mom: “I understand how kids are.” Insinuating me. It’s a little more than a back-to-school, I’m-being-picky-and-annoying thing. But okay. The next clerk says to me: “Now that you have this, go home, take a nap, and then you can open this up and check it out.” It was a little weird, I hadn’t been spoken to in quite awhile like that. But it’s refreshing to be treated like my age for once.
Anyways, I am attempting to install all my programs. I have a bit of an M.I.A Microsoft Office issue. So, I’ll be having to get me that and get it installed. Until then, I’ll be doing my work that requires that on the “Main” computer, which will be a pain and will slightly slow me down. It’s so much easier having everything in one place (yes, I’m spoiled).
On the bright side, there is hope that I will be able to retrieve all my info off my laptop. So, all is not lost… entirely… just massive portions of it.
The point of the post? Oh, yeah, there are a few. First: I’ll be a little bit slow in getting my work out (Sorry!). Second: Sometimes backing up your flash drive to your computer isn’t the safest option. Pretty much everything I have left is what I posted online. Third: My Twitter followers, Facebook stalkers, and blog subscribers (you) are really great and epic people and I love them!
Computers eat lives.


elysabeth said...

I'm sorry to hear about your laptop dying. I would be totally lost if mine were to give up the ghost. I thought I'd stop by and see what your blog is looking like and I must say - love the look - the blue background is very pretty.

I've shared my cover with quite a few folks and they all absolutely love it and they especially love the house - they are all intrigued about the house so kudos to us for getting the message across that the house is a major part of the story - lol. Comments are being made slowly but surely but they are all very positive. I'm going to complete the revisions by this weekend, give it back to someone to do last minute edits (my editor is in New York and hardly gets online when she is visiting her parents, so I need to find another editor who will get it back to me by the middle of the month so I can get it to you and hopefully be able to have it formatted to order proof copy on or around the 22nd of the month. - Then it's back on to the state stories. We will be in full swing in November and hopefully we will have some really good sales at two of the events I'm doing (teachers' conference and Savannah Children's book festival) - keep up the great job, enjoy - glad you have at least gotten back on the computer - hoping you find your flashdrive (those legs couldn't have carried it too far) - and chat soon - E :)

Elysabeth Eldering
Author of Finally Home, a YA paranormal mystery (coming soon)

Ma America, The Travelin' Maven
Author of the JGDS, 50-state, mystery, trivia series
Where will the adventure take you next?

H.C.Paye said...

Thanks for stopping by, Elysabeth! I'm so glad to hear you like my new blog design. I just updated it a few weeks ago. I was aiming for something easy on the eyes so the readers can focus on the reading - lol!

I love how the book cover for Finally Home came out. It's really an eye-catcher (but I'm completely biased).

Looking forward to working on Finally Home's interior!

~ Heather Paye