at last~

Oh Praise the Lord ~~ and pass the gravy!!  I have my computer back!!!

I never wanted to be without it ... but I had to endure a whole week without my clunker computer ... and I wasn't a happy camper!  Now... my clunker is back and I'm smiling again.

Of course, when I heard my Grandlove Brooke call out to me a week ago, "Grandmaaaaaaaaaaaaaa, I didn't do a thing to it ... it just quit!", I knew I wasn't going to be happy about what I was going to see when I walked into my office to check things out.  

Sure enough, there sat Brooke by my computer.  All that was showing on the monitor screen was a signal saying that the signal was lost.  Then it went black.

My computer had shut down ~ and wasn't coming back on. 

A quick call to G., my pc guru, and it still wasn't looking good.  You see, my computer was made for me about 10 years ago... not by G.; but by another guy who doesn't live in my area anymore.   It has really been through the gauntlet.  My hard drive has been partitioned four times; possibly five ... I can't recall right now without crawling into the guts of this machine.  ANYhoooooooo.....

The last time I had to call on G. about my computer he told me that this old clunker is just hanging on by a prayer.  Well...  hanging on by a prayer ain't bad.   At least I don't think so.  I have a LOT of faith in the power of prayer!

Two days later, G.  is finally able to come out to the house to take a look.  He took one look ... unhooked everything ... shook his head at me and said, "remember what I told you last time?"  Yep... I remembered, "I'm just hanging on by a prayer." 

He said to prepare myself for the bad news.  He'd give me a call.

Well... this morning I was able to pick up my computer.  Nothing is lost on it.  It's working just fine.  All G. had to do was install a new power source panel. 

Hmmmm....  and who says prayer isn't a powerful thing!

Until next time...
So it goes in my neck of the woods.


  1. WELCOME BACK! and just so you know, YOU WERE MISSED!! I checked a couple times a day to see if you were back in blogland.

  2. All right! to see 'Up North with Mel' on the alerts. Glad you got the old guy back without losing it all, not everyone is so lucky, then everyone don't believe in the power of prayer!!

    Love you lady, Some girl called Cher has been entertaining everyone at YOUR expense!!!! LOL

    Love you lady,
    From out in Utah,
    Sherry & jack

  3. I know the feeling, so glad you're back.

  4. A computer on the blink is a gut-sinking sensation, isn't it? I'm happy for you that he was able to find and fix a fairly small thing. Welcome back!

  5. Welcome back Mel!! Glad the computer is working. I was without mine for about a week some time ago and it seemed like it was months:(

  6. So glad your computer problems are fixed! You have a most enjoyable blog.