Bad News In 3s

I’m waiting for the proverbial third in my current run of Bad Things.

You’ll remember our bird in the main line. Then my computer crashed in a spectacular way with a black screen and the dismaying message: No HDD Hard.

The good news: the plumber cleared out the line  and I got my computer going again (mostly) by uninstalling Windows Office.

The bad news: Paying the plumber $790.67 because of the bad direction of one dumb bird. And while I don’t use most of Windows Office, I have a love affair with Excel. I’ve done our budgeting with Excel for over eight years and have refined the spreadsheets to be exactly what I need them to be. I could buy the one program but we don’t have $139 to spare and my laptop is still dodgy and I’m trying to anticipate that some day soon, I won’t have access to a computer. Which means doing our budgeting on paper. Like an ANIMAL.




Filed under Times of Trouble

4 responses to “Bad News In 3s

  1. Hopefully there won’t be a third! I budget on’s not so bad… 😉 lol!

  2. Ugh… I know what you mean. When my computer crapped out on me, I was so lost without it. I keep everything on here… to do lists, pics, financial stuff. Heck, even having to write my grocery list by hand was a pain in the butt.

    Hoping that the third thing doesn’t materialize.

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