My computer crashed this morning. It started acting funny yesterday evening so I decided to do a virus scan, an ad/spy ware scan, a scan disk, defrag... all that lovely techie shit that I have done every Monday night since eternity, only with recent events, I haven't been keeping up with quite so faithfully.
Well, whatever bug I had rebelled against my attempts, and in the uprising, it ate my registry files. Now, when I power up, I just get the DOS screen that tells me I need to start in safe mode, only, it won't start in safe mode, because it wants to install new hardware... I haven't installed anything, hard -or soft- ware, at all, in many months. Of course, it can't install whatever hardware it is, because there isn't any, so I'm left staring at a grey screen that says "safe mode" in each corner.
That, of course, means that I'm on my husband's computer right now, and that I've lost an assload of information, passwords, important emails... I can't even log into my bank account now.
I don't want to hear a word, about backing everything up... I KNOW I should have backed it all up, but like I said, I haven't exactly been thinking about things like that lately.
And we bought the damn thing used, and it didn't come with a restore disc. Doesn't matter though, even if it did, it won't go far enough into the startup process to read it, even if we had one.
And that isn't enough? I lost my Paypal card somewhere... There's only $7 on it, but now I have to report it lost and wait for a replacement card.
The Social Security Administration has run me in circles all damn morning about the kids getting benefits due to their father's disability. Seems they have put the claim on hold because they need paperwork from me that they told me I wouldn't need - only, of the 3 people involved in the case, none of them thought to call/write to let me know they needed said paperwork. Hell, I've been calling the one SSA worker for 3 weeks and leaving messages, and she wouldn't even return my calls. Now I've gone from dealing with one woman in Charlotte, to having to deal with several people in 2 different states, AND having to include my child support worker - none of whom will call me back.
There's a bottle of rum in my fridge that looks really good right now, and I don't care that I rarely drink, or that it's only 11 am.