Tuesday, September 7, 2010


Sorry I've been MIA for the last week-ish. Last Wednesday Susannah started a runny nose. Even though I didn't see a single tooth in sight, I figured one must be on it's way. Thursday her runny nose was worse and I was using the bulb syringe in the morning... poor girl hated it :( Thursday night she didn't sleep well and neither did I - waking up every time she whimpered or coughed, and getting up a couple times to use the bulb syringe when she couldn't breathe well enough to suck on her paci to go back to sleep. My nose started getting drippy Thursday, too...

Friday we both felt yucky. Poor Susannah looked like a sick cow (if you know what a sick cow looks like, you know what I'm talking about) and I felt like one. Probably looked like one, too :P After lunch Susannah was looking and acting so un-like herself that I gave her some Tylenol... and about 15 minutes later she started perking up, talking and playing again instead of just sitting there in her walker all blah. She never ran a fever as far as I could tell. I did take her temperature Friday morning under her arm just to be sure, but it read normal.

Friday night I gave her more Tylenol and I took some medicine, too, before we both went to bed. Saturday morning she woke up much more chipper, and we both felt better as the day went on. I was relieved to know it was just headcolds that we had, even though they were no fun.

The other reason I haven't been around as much is that our laptop decided to bite the dust Friday! Thursday evening I shut it all the way down (most times I just put it to sleep), and Friday morning it just would.not.boot. I tried safe mode, rebooting in the last successful boot mode, airplane mode, spaceship mode, and all the options available and it just wouldn't do it. Daniel tried to get it to boot Saturday, and he was unsuccessful. Sunday he got some suggestions from a friend at church, but those don't work either.

Our budget spreadsheet, all our pictures of Susannah (not to mention ones from the last year and a half) are on there, and other we'd-like-to-have-it stuff, is on there. One option is to wipe the hard drive clean and start over, but that would mean losing everything. We're hoping to find someone that can salvage the important stuff before we start over.

In the meantime, our computer stuff has to happen on the dinosaur desktop that is here in Susannah's room. So, it's not as handy as the laptop (that usually stays on the dining room table), and we have to be careful when we use it so it doesn't disturb her naps. And I don't have access to the pictures on the laptop and loading ones from the camera to this computer isn't as handy.

So... I might be a little scarce, but I'm still reading posts and keeping up with stuff as best I can. Hopefully we'll be back to normal mode soon!


Amanda said... [Reply to comment]

Our hard drive crashed on our laptop recently and we thought we lost everthing! All the pictures from the first 5 months of our daughters life were on there and I was distraught at the thought they were gone. Luckily we were able to have someone from my IT department at work correct the problem and get the photos onto a new hard drive!

Good luck getting your laptop fixed! I hope you can recover all your important documents!

Candi said... [Reply to comment]

My husband is very brainy when it comes to computers. If you want him to walk you through how to fix it (or at least salvage your pictures), email me. I know he wouldn't mind...it's his hobby really and he loves it. I'd hate to lose our pictures of the kids...that would be terrible!

Davene said... [Reply to comment]

Like the others said, I'm sure there is a way to salvage the info you need. Don't wipe everything clean until you get someone to try it!! :)

My brain turns into mush when I have to deal with the technical side of computers, but if I remember correctly (through the mush), it seems like we had a major computer crash once upon a time...one in which we feared we had lost everything...but someone who really knew what they were doing was able to retrieve all our info for us.

I'm so sorry that happened, and I hope it works out well for you!

And about the colds...I'm glad you're both feeling better. I'm not sure I know what sick cows look like, but it doesn't sound very appealing. :) It's amazing what a little bit of Tylenol can do for a fussy baby, isn't it?! :)