This morning I opened my laptop and powered it up, nothing. I could hear the hard drive spinning but the screen remained black, not a good sign of course. After going through various troubleshooting steps and multiple fix attempts I came to the realization that my laptop had kicked the bucket. The good news is that I frequently back up all the data on that laptop so nothing really was lost, and at a price (new) of around $350 I guess it gave me a solid 4 years of life. So if you aren’t in the habit of backing up all of your data I suggest you do so, not into the cloud but rather onto a dedicated hard drive. The last thing you want is to have a situation like mine and realize that everything on your computer (pics, data, bills, taxes, passwords etc) is completely lost.
My immediate fix has been to utilize the iPad provided by my job, something I’ve had for at least 6 months but have never even used. I picked up a bluetooth keyboard and was able to set everything up, imported all of my bookmarks and passwords and am up and running. I feel like this keyboard was made for a child though, hence the title of my post.
In prepping news my wife and I are somewhat disheartened that we have plants outside and it’s supposed to freeze tonight. I mean seriously, is this winter ever going to end? Maybe we’ll cover the stuff with a sheet, I also plan on putting a pot over my blueberry bush in hopes it will withstand the temps.
Prep Deals Online:
Black River Outpost has Coghlans Emergency 36 hour Candles on sale for less than $5.
Do you have a copy of the Declaration of Independence and Constitution? I bought a pocket one at Cracker Barrel and was disappointed to see “Made in China” on it. Seriously…some things should be sacred. In any event check out the pocket guide over at Campingsurvival.com for around $3.
For those of you who read the article I wrote about a potential stalker and were wondering what the deal was, progress has been made. I’ve been in contact with the police and it turns out this person of interest quite possibly has been harassing others (mostly high school girls). I hope they gather more facts and get this sicko off the streets!