A Step Back is a Step Forward?

I had grand plans for today and from the start, things were looking up.  Write in the morning, go for a run, write for a few more hours, go to a movie with Steph, relax in the evening.   The ‘write in the morning’ and the ‘go for a run’ parts got accomplished.

As for the rest, well, I spent the afternoon and evening trying to fix Godzilla, the beast of a machine that is my primary computer.  It’s up and working again but to be honest, I’m still not positive as to what caused the original problem.  That does frighten me somewhat.

I do consider myself very fortunate.  I had done a complete backup of the computer a mere eight days ago and only a handful of files changed since then (all easily recoverable).  Even in a worst case scenario of having to reinstall in the entire operating system would prove to be more of an inconvenience rather than a disaster.  I’m knocking on wood that I won’t have to do that in the near future.

Still, I won’t lie – Given the hassle, I was considering abandoning Godzilla altogether.  Next computer?  Probably gonna be a typewriter.

I hear that Harlan Ellison is selling his for a mere $40,000.  And if it’s good enough for Snoopy, it’s good enough for me.

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