Rain Rain Go Away…..

….I’m sure there’s areas of the country that need this rain, but we sure don’t!  Sunday we didn’t actually get any rain during the day, but things were still way to wet to do any mowing or similer work.  And of course it rained again on Monday, and Tuesday, and there’s a 20% chance of rain today, and it’s going to rain on Thursday…..

I mean sure, its nice to not have to worry about watering the garden, but I’m starting to worry about the garden drowning!  I pulled the plugs from the garden containers last week so they’d not fill up and drown everything.  But the corn and sunflowers are planted in the ground, and they’re VERY WET……

More and more reports of trees going over, and the winds haven’t been that bad either…..


It was the power supply

Which is the good news. 

The bad news is that the install took and wiped everything.  Yes I had fairly recent backups of the important stuff, but I’m still finding all sorts of odds and ends I’d not updated the backups off, like my internet bookmarks.  Annoying, and I have to re-install everything, really annoying.

The 2nd piece of bad news is that apparently my Windows 7 disks and product code were only supposed to be used for UPGRADES, not for clean installs.  The fact that there was an option in the boot menu for the disk for a clean install, with no warning about needing to purchase a new product code is apparently immaterial to Microsoft.  As is the fact that not one of the other options was working at the time.

This was bad news all right.  But for the Microsoft tech-support idiot not me.  I don’t think I’ve lost my temper like that in a LOOOONG time…..

No, I didn’t pay for a new product code. 

Yes, my computer is up and running and fully legal.

I don’t normally advocate screaming at the idiot doing phone support (I’ve been there, its not their fault their company is stupid), but in this case it solved the problem…..

Anyway, I know the blog-header is screwed up, I’ll be fixing it shortly……


Computers suck

My desktop has tried to commit suicide.  We’re currently waiting on an ordered power supply in hopes that thats the problem.  Otherwise we’re likely looking at getting a new computer and hoping that a professional can extract my files from the hard drive.  So posting will be even more slow than usual till thats figured out.  I CAN post from my ipad, but its a pain….