Saturday, October 28, 2006

U is for UNBELIEVABLE!

So I got my laptop back from being serviced 2 weeks ago and the manifest said they reinstalled the memory....WTF?? There was nothing wrong with the memory, all 1000 megs of it!

I turned on the newly serviced machine with hope and anticipation just to be disappointedly staring at a black screen and a flashing cursor, nothing more....sigh.....Apparently none of the knuckleheads over at Gateway bothered to turn on the machine after they replaced the memory which clearly was the reason I've gone thru 4 hard drives since June......UNBELIEVABLE!!!!!!

The good news is Mohammed, Gateway on-site tech extraordinaire, came to Chez FKD today and installed a new motherboard, new hard drive and new processor so here's hoping this is the last installment in a wholly unbelievable and seriously frustrating saga! See? Here's Mohammed the Wonderful, hard at work....YAY Mohammed!! (and he thought my pic taking for blog fodder was totally fun, hehe!)



Here's hoping my stay in the Computa Triangle is over and the saga of The Computer Woes of a Fluffy Knitter can reach it's much awaited conclusion! And on that note, to all the new subscribers to FKD, let me say thanks for showing me the love and still subscribing even tho I haven't been posting much and to all my staid and steadfast "longtime" readers that have hung in there, thanx guys, YOU ROCK!!! So...... let's get this party started!!

Here's another interesting and beautiful Saturday Florida sky....


Looks likes a sky full of cottonballs!

I finished the Soctoberfest Hedera/Fleece Artist socks as well as 2 pairs of wristers plus I'm just a neckband away from finishing the Lotus Blossom Thistle Flower Tank. I didn't want to push my computer luck so quickly after Mohammed's visit so I'll be back next week with a bevy of FO's and some new projects!
Til then the P-Man says have a great weekend!!

24 comments:

Kris said...

"computa triangle".... priceless! You crack me up. Hope this repair is the last one. Hugs to Mohammed for getting you back in the blogosphere.

P.S. Thanks for the Florida sky picture... makes my heart go pitter patter.

jody said...

good to see you back! i was just wondering last night how you and the p-man were.

Chery said...

Hopefully you can post more often. I've missed your updates.

Susanne said...

I can't believe your computer woes. I would be writing a letter or FIVE!! Yikes that almost sounds like they are dumber than posts over at that joint or they are all smokin' somthin'!!
Good luck with the "new" one and hopefully we hear from you and the Pman more often now...:)

jessie said...

I have sung the Computer Blues many times, but I haven't had to pull out the harmonica much in the past few years (just for the two keyboards I spilled coffee on, twice in two months, thank you).

A stretch of good computer luck means there is trouble in my future. But you have earned a long period of peace, after all this.

I hope you get it!

La Cabeza Grande said...

Glad to see you and Pumpkin back, Debi! Everytime I thought to call, it was too late.

Let's hope your computa triangle is squared away :-}

Alison said...

Oh, I so hope you're back for good. I've missed you and the P-man!

Anonymous said...

It's so good to "hear your voice" and see the P-man's adorable face again. I hope Mohammed worked real magic for ya'!

Yarngirl said...

Yay, Mohammed!! I hope your computer woes are a thing of the past now - hi p-man!

Cathy said...

YAY for Mohammed!!!!!!!!!!!!!! I seriously hope your computer woes are over and done with for good now!
I hope you and P-Man have a great weekend, it's good to have you back :)

Carole said...

So if the computer can't go to Mohammed then Mohammed comes to the computer, eh? I sure how the fix is a good one.

Beth said...

My fingers are crossed for you! Surely this time will be the charm.

KnitNana said...

Fingers crossed!!! And it's sooooo good to hear from you! Love the P-Man shot of course! Can't wait to see the knitting...
(((hugs)))

Suzanne said...

Hooray for computers! Blogland loves Mohammad and all computer geniuses who spread their genius around to us little people. Thanks again M for bringing our FKD back to us!

(I really hope this is it and you are out of the Computa Triangle Luv that!)

Gracie said...

Don't you hate it how we are all so dependent on someone else to fix our computer problems?! I'm glad that you finally got it fixed! I hope you and the P-man had a great weekend!

Carol said...

Yay M! Nice to see you back! Sky full of cottonballs LOL, it was!
I caught some of the sunset last last night, nice huh? Ilook forward to all the knitting progress! {{Hugs to P-Man}}

AmyP said...

The re-install ALL the memory. Computer people can be weired (I almost wrote wired, which would also be true!)

Marguerite said...

Welcome back! Missed you.

Sure hope you get to stay functional this time.

Catherine said...

Yay Mohammed, thank you for fixing Debi's computer, we missed her!

Ann C. said...

O.K. Girl, now that the triangle has receeded a bit(are you sure CSI wasn't involved?) take care and try not to burn up any more disks! Michael says to put insulation between the disk and the motherboard-or something. We went through the same thing on our homebuilts so I guess it's not too unusual. Your sky is lovely and so if the P-man as usual. Did you like the Fleece Artist yarn? I haven't started mine yet but it is balled and waiting. Here's hugs from me and purrs from the kitties to their Auntie Deb.
Ann in Dallas

Sharlene said...

Oh my gosh, you have been so amazingly patient throughout this computer drama! I think I would have had my credit card out and went a-knockin' at the Apple Store a long time ago!

margene said...

Are P-man's eyes really the color of his fur? He's just too hunky. Yay Mohammed! Please, please, please let this be the end. It's just too long for anyone to go through all that bad luck!

Jes said...

Wow! I hope it's really really really fixed this time! I can't believe how much they've put you through. What a disaster!

Can't wait to see what' you've been working on!

La said...

oh, look at the P-man...bless his little heart. (Yes I DID write that with a GA twang, why do you ask?)

Glad to see you up and running again. Thank wool for Mohamed!