Last night at the witching hour of 11:00, the ghostly likeness of my granddaughter, who lives in Richardson TX, was transported instantaneously into my computer. It was a miracle as miracles go, a reality beyond comprehension. Ancients would have thought so and given credit to some mystic who was seeking sainthood. Now we are aware it was no miracle at all as there is a wonderful computer program tagged Log MeIn (which for months I thought was some Chinese dish closely related to Chow Mein) that allows us to creep into another computer and do good work. Or bad work if you aren’t careful who holds the key. So it was that Mackenzie connected with my computer last night and restored all my data.
As you must be aware by now, my constant grumbling for almost two months about not having a computer that worked, or having one but not having all the information that made it worthwhile, kept me out of sorts. The delightful part of this story is that my granddaughter knows how to keep me upright and slowly moving ahead by keeping a functioning computer at my fingertips. She took the hard drive from my once perfect XPS and took all the information off it, bit by bit. That included all my contacts, correspondence, music, documents, pictures, and other pertinent data that seems ever so important to me and downloaded it on my new replacement Dell all-in-one Inspiron 2305. Voila! I’m back. No starting over from scratch.
Her next move is to scrub my hard drive and send it back to Dell. Why they want it, I don’t know. They thought it was corrupted and worthless, but that wasn’t the problem at all. I actually think it was total “incompetence” at the lower ranks of Dell that cost me valuable time and energy and the company the cost of sending three techies here and a semi-load of computer parts. It could have been avoided.
I have a few clean up chores, a lot of mail to sort through and dispense with, and blogs to ponder. It will take some time and I am inordinately slow these days which will prolong the process. But, I’m back.
Thanks very much, Mackenzie.
And, thanks to all of you for hanging around…