March 23, 2009

I didn't even say it out loud . .

I was had such a productive morning at work. I left for lunch feeling great! I picked Jack up at my mother-in-law's house today and it went really smoothly. Usually he fusses as the thought of leaving her and his cousin, Emma. But today, he went willingly. When we got home, I gave him a glass of milk and he told me he was tired and wanted to rest. Wait, what? My child was asking for a nap?! Unbelievable!

I put him down and I made my lunch, preparing to head to my office and continue my work day. As I was putting the chicken salad onto the bread I thought to myself, "Wow . . . this has been a really great day. Glad I didn't say it out loud because that might ruin it." Those were the exact words going through my mind.

And within five minutes, my computer crashed. Well, not crashed, exactly. It won't boot up. So I think I have to re-install Windows, but Mozy hasn't backed up in 28 days. And there is no way I'm going to lose my 200+ templates, PLUS the files for the customers I've been working with over the last 28 days whose files haven't been backed up.

So, I have customers waiting patiently and I have a tearstained face from the frustration. I've now spent about 10 hours working on this and have figured out a way to back up my files without actually booting up. I've got everything I need to reinstall Windows tomorrow once I'm sure my files are safe and sound. I just hope everything goes as smoothly tomorrow morning as I'm envisioning it.

My biggest disappointment is that the time I had carved out for Jack tonight was completely overshadowed by my stress. On top of that, my house is a wreck because Jack just kind of had free reign while I was hunched over a computer. It's shocking how much mess a toddler can make in an hour. Especially one prone to moving stools and chairs wherever he needs to if he can't reach something.

I'm trying not to let this get me down (anymore than it already has). Here's to a better day tomorrow . . . but I'm certainly not going to wish for it out loud.

1 comment:

Crystal said...

I'll say a little prayer for you! :) I hope that today is better than yesterday! :)