I don't believe in wishing my life away, but this has been one heck of a week and I'm glad it's over. I'm not complaining. Life has a way of sending these curved balls our way and it seems they come in batches, never singularly.
First, my computer crashed, which was lovely. It's only been a couple of months since I had it in the shop and had it restored because I had picked up a virus somewhere. This time the hard drive was fried. So while they were at it, I had them add a stick of ram. Then when I got it back, I spent hours installing all of the software I use. Finally, I get it all set up, but then when I go to upload my vacation photos and the one for the Caption Challenge last Saturday, there is something weird going on. I had to uninstall and reinstall the software for my digital camera.
I was way behind on my writing deadlines and it took me three days to catch up, working 12 hours a day. I was exhausted.
Yesterday we got a letter from our house insurance company saying we had to have our house rewired. It seems that we have 100 amp service, but it is split 60/40 between us and the apartment that we rent upstairs. This is after they insisted we change our front, back and side porches last fall. That cost us $14,000 and it isn't paid for yet. I phoned the manager of the company and told him he'd have to give us more time. He didn't know if he could do that and asked me to talk to the President of the Board of Directors. Of course I got voice mail.
When the President called me back and I explained the problem, he said, "That's your problem." After another 15 minutes of trying to get him to see my side of things, he repeated the message. I lost it and said some pretty unlady like things. I guess that must have caught his attention because this afternoon there was a letter in my mailbox telling me that we had until May 15, 2007 to get the place rewired. However, in the meantime we'd gone to the bank and are arranging a loan to do the required house repairs.
Early this afternoon, my daughter phoned. Her computer was acting up and I suspected a virus. She sent me over 100 photos to save for her so she wouldn't lose them all. Having just lost all of mine when my computer crashed, I felt that I had no option. I spent two hours fiddling around with the computer because for some reason her photos are never compatible with my software, yet we both have the same type of digital camera. Go figure.
As I said at the beginning of this article, I'm not complaining, but am glad this week is over. However, I do know that somewhere in the world someone is worse off than me. I hope that next week is a great one for them.