Friday, September 12, 2008


Yesterday afternoon (Thursday), Dad announced that the Computer Store had called. My computer was already fixed. We could go pick it up any time. So we went down pretty quickly. {smile} We picked it up. The gal who fixed it said the only problem that she could find was the modem was switched off. She turned it back on, and all seemed fine. She said this could be a virus, so I should watch it for more trouble, but she really thought it was fixed.

So we loaded it up and took it home. Dad set it up as quickly as feasible. I turned it on, and checked my email to make sure it was working. My email downloaded fine. {smile}

Then I shut it down so I could tag along while Dad got groceries. KTA, the supermarket he was going to, has picnic tables out front, on a wide, shaded patio. I like to sit at them and think and write. It's a change of scenery, and a pleasant arrangement. {Smile}

Then we went back home. After a while, I turned on my computer again. As I began to log into my usual sites (LJ and Blogger), my computer stopped responding to my keyboard. {bite lips} No matter how many buttons, I pushed, nothing. I figured out which cable connected the keyboard to my computer, and checked it. It was slightly loose. I pushed it in firmly, and checked again. Still no keyboard. I told Dad what happened. He came to look at it. I took a bathroom break to calm down. (No, I was no calm. {half-smile}) When I came back out, Dad said he'd turned off my computer, waited for a bit, and turned it back on. It seemed to work after that. {bite lips}

It has continued to work since then. {bite lips} However, with the repair technician at The Computer Store's words about viruses, I've been watching it very carefully for further stunts. I hope it's working now, but I don't trust it, even after over a day. {small smile}

I really hope it's working now, but... {bite lips, cross fingers}

Anne Elizabeth Baldwin


  1. Oooo, my first blogger follower! I'm so tickled, thanks!

    There is a great online virus scan I use Here

    I've used it for years and I even read reports that it picks up things that Norton misses. Its painfully slow on my dialup but on DSL it shouldn't be too bad.

    Fortunately I've been lucky with staying virus free, well except that on time I lowered my security setting and forgot to put it back afterwards. But even then Housecall told me exactly how to get rid of the bad stuff that exceeded their cleaning capabilities. They clean up most of it themselves though.

    If nothing else might give you a bit of your peace of mind back!

  2. Hello Mulluane, {Smile}

    I enjoy your blog. It's neat to be able to see reviews of a whole series together. {SMILE} I do find that helpful when I'm trying to decide what's worth getting into. {BIG SMILE}

    Thanks for the suggestion of the virus scan program. I do use Norton, but I'd feel better with a backup. I'll have to look into that one. {SMILE}

    Fortunately, I haven't had more trouble. Still, I'd like more peace of mind. {SMILE}

    Anne Elizabeth Baldwin