Last week was a rough week for me. As a blogger one thing we really depend on is our computers. Sunday night I was on my laptop working on some things for my blog. I was already having issues with my computer. It was freezing and moving a little slow but nothing that I couldn’t handle. I would just restart my computer and keep going. Well Sunday it was different. It seemed that no matter how hard I tried and how many times I restarted it things just were not getting any better. Then while working on a graphic for a blog post it just went out on me. I thought my life was over. There was so much I had been planning on doing. I felt like last week was going to be a good week. I had a few ideas I was going to type up and now it wasn’t possible. The biggest thing was that I had some files that I was going to move over but because my computer went out I couldn’t basically I thought everything was over.
I know you are wondering why didn’t I just go buy another laptop. Right now a new laptop just isn’t the budget. Honestly, I was more upset about the files than I was losing than the laptop itself. A friend of mine had just told me about e waste recycling so I knew I could dispose of it safely if I did have to buy another one. I hadn’t backed up my files in over a month. Which I had planned on doing that day. Then after freaking out for a few hours I pulled myself together and realized that it wasn’t the end of the world. I could write posts from my phone and I still had some pictures. I couldn’t wallow in what happened. In that moment I knew I would get through this. I came up with a plan and was ready to stick with it. I would get my laptop looked at and then determine whether it was more cost effective to get it repaired or just buy a new one. Until then I would just post from my phone. I was ready to do just that.
Now here is the interesting part to this story. Tuesday I went outside to put out my trash. I happened to look up and saw a neighbor that I hadn’t seen in a while. I said good morning and we began to talk. Let me be honest I planned on asking her if she wanted to buy candy from my son. We were participating in a fundraiser to raise money for his band dues. Here I am thinking I had it rough when she shared what was going on with her. Someone had broken into her car and stole not only her money but her credit cards and identification on Sunday. Then she was moving because she wasn’t happy with her landlord. Makes matter worse was Tuesday was her birthday. I told her that I felt so bad. I explained to her why I had come over. I mean I really wanted to know how she was doing and I wasn’t expecting the story she shared. Through all she was going through she went ahead and bought $5 worth of candy from my son. Then I went on to explain what happened with my laptop. She asked me why didn’t I get another neighbor to look at it. Now this neighbor lives directly next door to me and we have spoken for years and can you believe I had no idea he works on computers. I thanked her so much for telling me.
Later on I went over to my neighbors’ house and asked his partner to ask him if he would take a look at my computer cause he was sleep. Later on he told me that he would. We unfortunately after that played tag for a day or two cause he worked and I was off taking my son to his practices and running errands that I had. I finally caught up with him again on Friday. I gave him my laptop. We didn’t see each other again until I went over to his house ironically this past Sunday and I got the surprise of my life when he told me that he fixed my laptop. Now it works like a dream. Even better than it was when I gave it to him and he refused to take payment. I just feel so blessed. I just feel as if this is another sign that I am meant to do this. I didn’t know what I was going to do and everything worked out.