My computer died.
But I have a back-up ... a laptop. It's on my desk. I'm certain that any minute now, I'm going to pull out the keyboard for my desktop and wonder why it won't work when I type.
Unfortunately, being a back-up, it doesn't have all of the "stuff" I'm used to having, like bookmarked sites and such.
It's not fun to have to change one's habits.
If you think about it, though, my computer dying is almost a metaphor for what my life has become ... a changing of long entrenched habits. Of course, I've been afforded the opportunity to change my other habits slowly, if I wished. With losing my computer so suddenly (like it was working yesterday, and last night it just shut-off, and then, this morning rien), there was no gradual weaning myself - which has worked with some things I've stopped, like the coffee habit, the soda habit, and smoking - all of which I quit, cold turkey, like *that*.
But, as you see, I didn't quit the computer. I'm still here :). I just don't have all of my familiars.
And tomorrow, when I have to work, trying to transcribe on the laptop without my fancy ergonomic keyboard, is going to be interesting.
I'm pretty sure it's just the video card, though, and the new one should be here tomorrow and ready for installation by my head IT guy ... Deus Ex Machina ... this weekend :).
On a different note, I pressure canned creamed corn last night. This years' firsts for canning include the corn, potatoes and beans - lots of beans.
I need more shelf space :).