I get so darn tired of this crazy computer messing up. I swear one day I’m going to throw this thing out the door.
I’m more than sure everyone that has a computer has said that more than once. I know I have and not that long ago. I had been working on this one project for several weeks. You know how it is, you go back several times and tweak things like that until you are finally happy with it and then…… You guessed it, my computer crashed. Everything I had just done was gone. Luckily I didn’t lose all of it since I had gone back to work on it several times and saved my work every time I finished. But I wasn’t finished this time. Took me twice as long to go back through it again.
After complaining, ranting and raving to myself for hours, a friend happened to stop by. After laughing at me for what seemed like ten minutes, he informed me all I needed was to get a fix registry program. A what, I asked. He had learned the hard way that there are programs you can get to fix your registry and it solves most any problem you have. The registry is where the computer stores all of its configuration information. Didn’t mean much to me but when he said it would keep my computer from crashing again, I was hooked! Works every time.
It seems that most of the repairs that I have been trying to tackle around the house, inside and out, are out to get me! I have this huge, and ever growing list of minor repairs that really need my attention. Each time I try and get something done, there is at least one or two issues with the darned thing. Either I don’t have the correct tool that works, or I’m missing screws and/or the right lock washers, or I drop something and it ends up damaging what I was trying to fix now on a larger scale.
It’s getting to the point that I am leery of trying to do much of anything lately. Makes me wonder what ladder I walked under, because I certainly didn’t break any mirrors and there aren’t any black cats around here.
The start of boycotting started with me when Exxon had the huge oil spill in Alaska back in the mid 1980s. They were (and still are) very irresponsible with the actions that they took and with the lack of taking responsibility for the damage that occurred as well as the repercussions from their company and the “Exxon Valdez” that caused the whole mess. To this day Exxon is still not being held accountable to the fullest extent and it just irks me. So I have made it a habit not to purchase any gas from Exxon, nor Mobile gas, since they merged together a decade or so ago. I don’t mind using their restrooms, but that is the extent of my relationship with any Exxon or Mobile gas station, to this very day, some 25 years or so later.
Now BP has come into place now with their oil leak issues and we don’t even have to go any further than that since the news is still full of horror stories about that mess and won’t be going away any time soon. Since the leak first started and BP wasn’t there fixing it and doing what needed to be done I have made it a practice not to purchase or visit any of the BP stations that I’ve seen and I don’t plan on it any time soon.
I just heard that BP has settled the criminal charges for $4 billion in the spill and that a handful of supervisors have been indicted on manslaughter. That has just made by day, heck made my year! As you can tell by my boycotting of these huge oils companies how strongly I feel about these accountability issues, so this is a great victory, but unfortunately this doesn’t make things go away, there is still a long and hard road ahead of both area sue to this nonsense but at least it is a start that I’m grateful for hearing about.
My brother was sweet enough to come over today while I was at work and he power washed my drive way and the walk way around the side and back of the place. Don’t know what got into him, but I’m glad something did and that I benefited from it. Hurricane Sandy made one heck of a mess around here. I’m so glad that it got cleaned up in a timely fashion, while there are still thousands of people that are still without any power.
Last night we had one hell of a rain storm. Loud thunder, a great showing of lightening strikes as well. This morning as I was leaving for work I noticed that my neighbor’s tree had been hit, was down and was blocking their drive way. I don’t know if they even realized it at that point. I don’t get along all that well with them so I didn’t take the time to knock on their door to see if they were aware of the situation. Glad it wasn’t in my yard.