Wednesday, April 27, 2005

Not a Good Day


Image hosted by Photobucket.comThis has been a crappy day. Sorry to start out my post that way but geez.....could the shit hit the fan any harder??? It starts off with Gary's computer crapping out. So, of course, that gives him the right to shove me out of my desk so he can use mine, leaving me chairless and keyboardless. Actually his crapped out yesterday. He's totally freaking out about our accounting info and his alarm downloading encrypted program. I ask you, what can I do? I have no idea how to fix a computer. Luckily, we have a great bunch of guys at one of our local computer shops that we use. Unfortunately, they talk in that computer mumbo jumbo language that gives me a headache. I really don't care what the RAM does, what the heck a power supply is for or why the 17" CRT, VGA, IGA, A&P is better than a UPS, NRA, NAACP, SOS. I just want the damn thing to be nice when I hit the 'ON' button and go to sleep when I hit the 'OFF' button. I don't need to hear about an internal corruption error code #080x4206gb that can't read a memory card or retrieve the proper licensing to encrypt the thinga-majiggy. All I hear is blah, blah, blah. So...long story short is Gary ordered a new computer. I guess this doesn't solve the problem of what happened and why to the one he had, but it is a solution.

I've been busy getting things ready for my camper, which I pick up tomorrow evening. I'm a little nervous about backing up the thing. For me, whenever I have to back up a trailor or the boat, I break out in a sick sweat and my brain turns to mush. I always turn the steering wheel in the wrong way, thus jack-knifing the lucky sucker causing my husband to pop a vein screaming at me. "Use the mirrors! That's what they are for!" he'll hollar at me. "Turn the wheel in the opposite direction you want the trailer to go!" Which if you're looking in the mirror is the opposite of what you are seeing. Holy Christ, now I'm really confused. Plus backing a 9' wide trailer into a spot 9'1" wide doesn't leave alot of room for error. Add in the nerve factor and you've got yourself a regular breakdown coming on, complete with sobbing, screaming, door slamming etc...

I can't remember who it was, (maybe Bonnie?) who so kindly let her husband launch the boat with her in it and she would use the trolling motor to bring the boat to the dock after he parked the truck at the launch. A trolling motor on a bass boat is usually controlled by a foot petal, with an arrow of some sort on the motor itself pointing in the direction the boat will move. On this particular day, her husband had done something to the motor, causing the arrow to be pointing in the opposite direction. Here she was getting further and further away from the dock while her husband is literally ripping his hair out screaming "Point the arrow in the direction of the dock!". My heart went out to her that day for going through that!

8 comments:

Sandi said...

All will be well, just keep saying that and before you know it all is well. HA HA HA, sorry to hear about the computer, I won't bother to ask what went wrong with it. Are your guys going to be able to recover his hard drive? Otherwise it could be getting a lot worse.
Good luck with the camper, when you get good at driving it around then you can bring it down here for vacation and then you won't have to get on a plane.

Gina in N'Awlins said...

Here's what I learned from my wise Grandma about backing up . . . put your hand on the BOTTOM of the steering wheel and drag it the direction you want the camper to go . . . oh it is TOTALLY opposite the way your BRAIN has been trained - and that does make it vein-popping! OH - and if it's a camper on two wheels, then it steers that much harder because whatever you do in the car will happen exponentially behind you . . . But you can do it if I can! »GRIN«

LMAO at your DH . . . we had that scene here tonight too . . . funny - only HIS computer misbehaves like that . . .

Tatiana said...

After a couple of not so good days, there has to be at least one good! So keep hoping it will come soon. Hugs

Melody said...

Dustin fried his computer about a month ago, he found out quickly that Vitamin C is NOT good for a laptop (spilled a glass of OJ in it) had to buy him a new one....cause you know...now a days, kids can't use a reference book or a type writer!

Backing up...YUCK! I still have flash backs of your entire family standing in the window watching me TRY to back that boat of a car out of your driveway...You know that you guys traumatized me!

Cindy said...

I can't back up and I can't parallel park. But, I can drive in the city and in heavy traffic. So, I'm good for something right?

Tammy said...

Hugs for the no good, very bad day. I hear you about the driving...ugh... don't do well at any of those "special" things either. I can stop at a stop sign though, something DH fails to do quite often. He even got a $270 ticket a few months ago to prove it... gotta love our men, huh???

And just wanted to say hello from one camping sister to another... We don't fish but we sure like watching people who do!!!!

Kim said...

LOL, I can sooooooo see this scene...

Random and Odd said...

I wish we could get a picture of this!

Am I evil for wishing to see someone else truly mess up the backing up of a trailer?

I can't backup my minivan, let alone a trailer!