How is everyone this fine Saturday morning? I am actually not feeling 100% today. It could be due to the fact that I’m on the tail end of my week of vacation … or it could be that my computer is most likely on the way to becoming a door-stop. I’m not sure but I feel drained and I have a headache.
Yesterday my computer just out of the blue made this horrific sounding noise and it scared me so much that I just shut down right in the middle of a post without closing any of my open applications. After about 5 minutes I summed up enough courage to start it up again. The noise was still there but not as loud. It kept making the noise on and off for the better part of the day so at 7pm I called up the Geek Squad and asked them if they would take a look at it. They did and it was determined that my fan is what is making that noise. I guess that’s good news and bad news. The good news is that it’s not my hard drive. The bad news is that even though it’s just a fan, to have it replaced would cost half of what it would cost to purchase a new laptop. Not worth it as well as I don’t have the money to do either. So I bought a cooling mat instead (Targus Lap Chill Mat for those of you who are interested. It has 2 fans operated by USB port) and it’s helping to keep the computer cool which helps the fan to not have to work so hard. The other thing I did was lower my power settings, however, in doing that the performance of my computer is lessened so it’s a give-take sort of thing. Oh well, at least it’s working … for now … and the noise is pretty much gone away. Having said all that, I did a complete backup of my computer in case of emergency (NOTE: You should do this at the very least once a month. You can set up an automatic schedule to accomplish this task).
I know I probably sound like a ridiculous ninny but my computer is my baby. I would be absolutely beside myself without it. Call me addicted (and I know that I am) but this is my form of stress-release. I NEEEEED MY COMPUTER, lol.
Alright, enough of my whining and on to the real intention of this post. Below you will find my very, very simple card #24/100 in my 100 cards in 100 day challenge. I only have until September 18th to complete this challenge so I really need to get a move on.
Enjoy the rest of your Saturday.