This blog is my place to vent and share resources with other parents of children of trauma. I try to be open and honest about my feelings in order to help others know they are not alone. Therapeutic parenting of adopted teenagers with RAD and other severe mental illnesses and issues (plus "neurotypical" teens) , is not easy, and there are time when I say what I feel... at the moment. We're all human!

Sunday, July 11, 2010

It's dead, Jim.

Basically my stupid suicidal computer hung itself until dead. The power jack (where the power cord attaches into my computer), broke completely free of the base leaving a big jagged hole with the jack dangling and the wires separating from the 2 pieces. Hubby tried to fix it, but could only reattach the wires to the jack, but not to where it was apparently separating from the motherboard.

We debated replacing my 4 year old computer with a new one, but what we can afford right now is not much. It will cost about 1/2 as much to repair it, but

I'll be without my computer for 4-5 days.

Hubby says I can use his after he's gone to bed, and while he's at work. So I have access to e-mail, but not my contact list or files. (Hey Purple, would you please e-mail me with a link to Chit'n'Chat?) Still better than having no computer at all (the withdrawals were really getting to me!).

So we now (mostly) resume our regularly scheduled programming.


Unknown said...

You can do it! It will be difficult, but you will be proud of yourself for getting by without your computer.

Anonymous said...

I empathize out the wazoo. (Don't ask me; I'm tired.) I know it is HARD. After my hard drive failed, I've taken to printing out my contact list every few months. And I always have the calendar for the next few weeks stuck on a kitchen wall.
So glad you have some way to keep in touch.
(I do really love these word verifications. Today's is "splarg". That is too good to not become a word. )