Monday, November 16, 2009

Computer Woes

If you never experienced the dreaded 'oh, oh, my computer won't turn on' ... then you are lucky. Just out of nowhere the other day my computer died. No lights, no running, no nothing. Even though I am pretty good at backing stuff up I hadn't done in it a few weeks. I hadn't backed up the pictures of our trip to Cuba or anything I've created for those 2 weeks. Could of been worse but it's still a sickening feeling. I did a little bit a research on my laptop and soon came up with the possibility it could be the power source unit. I've installed things in my tower before like ram etc so I wasn't worried about installing a new power unit. So off I go to the store and buy one. I figure $50 is better then having to buy a new computer. So I install it and right away it starts up, lights come on and I can hear it loading windows. But my monitor is blank. Hmmm ... more research and I decided to try my husbands monitor on my computer. So I switched monitors and bingo ... everything is fine! Whew! Looks like my power source blew and screwed up my monitor at the same time. Still better then losing everything.

I gave my husband his monitor back and thought I would look around for a new one. Well, after 5 days I still haven't found one, I'm going keep checking the sales. So I've taken his monitor back and he can wait until I find one ...lol. Actually he uses his laptop more then anything so he'll be fine.

But the moral of this story is ... DON'T PROCRASTINATE BACKING UP!! These type of things don't give you a warning. It can happen anytime. Hard drives do not last forever and from previous experience if your hard drive dies ... and you haven't backed up ... there is NO turning back. So Back up, back up, back up~!!!

And another shocker ... in my previous post the freebie is the date stamps. I gave these away last January and I had 756 downloands. But I thought I would give it away again for those who missed it because 2009 is almost over. Well ... I've already had 815 downloads~! I never get even close to that many downloads. So I'm glad you liked them and thanks for the comments. I wish I could think of something else that would be so popular ... lol.
Any suggestions???

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Today I've put some more word art into LLL Creations Dollar Mart.
(Click on any picture for larger view)

Dance Word Art



You get 5 Dance Word Art for only $1.00. You can get them here or just go through LLL Creations under the Word Art category.
The layout below shows you the size of one against a 12x12 inch paper.



and ...
Live Love Laugh Word Art



You get 5 Live Love Laugh Word Art for only $1.00. You can get them here or just go through LLL Creations under the Word Art category.
And again the layout below shows you the size of one against a 12x12 inch paper.



And don't forget about my November Promo - see previous post for info or at LLL Creations Dollar Mart.

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And todays freebie is this Green Paper Pack;

Download Green Paper Pack #2

SORRY LINK HAS EXPIRED
YOU CAN NOW FIND THE GREEN PAPER PACK HERE



Enjoy ~!

3 comments:

Debra said...

Thank you for the freebie! So glad you were able to recover your data. I save everything to an external hard drive, and then once a week, I back up the external hard drive..to another external hard drive lol. Good Luck!

Digi Free said...

Thank you! Your blog post will be advertised on the DigiFree Digital Scrapbooking Freebie search engine today (look for timestamp: 16 Nov [LA 05:41pm, NY 08:41pm] - 17 Nov [UK 01:41am, OZ 12:41pm] ).

CBH-Freebies Search said...

Thank you so much for this Freebie. I want to let you know that I posted a link to your blog in CBH Digital Scrapbooking Freebies, under the Page 9 post on Nov. 17, 2009. Thanks again.