Bad news first. Error 0146 popped up my computer screen last night. If you aren’t in the know, that means your hard drive is about as useful as a tape deck is to the kids down the street. Guess who hasn’t backed up her data in over a month. Yes, devastated is one word that accurately describes my current mental state. Baby pictures, videos, fundraising notes – you name it, I haven’t saved it. I told the IT guys that I will bake a cake for them if they can migrate my data. If that isn’t enough incentive, I don’t know what is.
A car blasting polish rock just drove by our house.
Now for the good news. Apparently I entered into some contest to cover our June-August electricity bills…and won! The amount we are to be reimbursed is almost exactly what it will cost to get a new hard drive. Serendipitous! I am still devastated, but slightly less so due to a “free” hard drive. Though yesterday it would have been cash in my pocket. Oh well.
Last week I blamed a sore in my mouth on Ellis (he always seems to get his grubby fingers into my mouth and because I am a terrible mom, has long finger nails with which to scrape me.) I now realize it’s actually a canker sore and I probably shouldn’t go around blaming my infant son for things that happen to me. I also probably shouldn’t eat/drink sugary things but I can’t help myself.
I just bought Ellis some noise cancelling headphones for this weekend’s Badger blow-out. They will be incredibly useful as I am sure we will spend the bulk of the game away from the crowd while touching very dirty objects in the hallways.