I went to the library this morning to send some emails and do a blog post. The gods had other ideas; my reliable old laptop wouldn’t boot. It went into an endless loop of error messages and unfollowable instructions.
I came home and re-installed the OS, hoping that would be the solution. But nope. The looping errors quit, but so did everything else. The only good sign: I can look at the directories via a live DVD and see that data (Some? All? A smidge?) is intact. Otherwise I’m without contact and without clue.
I’m composing this on a phone, which I’m glad to have, but OMG. I’m not sure when I’ll be back and fully functional.
Weird feeling. Part of me says it’s a disaster, especially because there’s recent email I don’t want to lose. Another part of me feels liberated from the machine.
I think I’ll spend the afternoon making apple-apricot chutney. I may be limited to blogging via the library’s desktop machines for some unknown time, but today I’m not going to worry about it.
Good luck to us all.