We’ve all been there. You wake up late. It’s raining out. You’re running late. You get a ticket, and of course by now all the traffic lights are red. You tell yourself that things will get better and find the humor to crack an uneasy smile. Then suddenly you remember a modified version of Murphy’s Law: “More Than Likely, Things Will Get Better or A Hell of A Lot Worse” and by the way things are going the later will come to fruition.Okay.Before I depress you and myself any further, its worth mentioning that today is just another day. The good old days weren’t always so good, and tomorrow ain’t as bad as it seems – Billy Joel
Earlier this week, I needed to remind myself to do just that (keep the faith).
Monday started off terrible and ended absolutely horrible. No. A love one didn’t die, was injured, or diagnosed with some incurable disease that has yet to bet discovered. It wasn’t anything like that. However the events that transpired that day, I wouldn’t wish on my worst enemies; well at least not on most of them.
The day started as it normally does – with teenage sass. As a rule, that typically jump starts my day. It’s like drinking black coffee, no sugar, no cream, after having drank a couple ROCKST☆R Energy Drinks. To sum it up, that crap really gets me going.
By noon, I realized my laptop was still unstable after having downloaded a virus earlier last week by mistake (never on purpose-right?).
It had gotten pass McAfee; and whatever it was, hijacked my Internet search engines. Everything was being redirected. I researched for a possible fix using the Internet on my Samsung Galaxy SII, and decided to download Microsoft Security Essentials anti-malware and spyware solution. This program detected and “removed” 3 trojans. I just needed to restart my computer so the changes could be applied – famous last words. After several restarts, my computer would not boot pass a black screen with blinking cursor. I called technical support.
After some confusion, Toshiba Technical Support confirmed that my laptop was still under warranty and could be sent in for repair advising me that my hard drive was corrupted. I would lose all my data. Aside from a small shipping cost, Toshiba would repair or replace my computer.
Yay me o_o.
Fortunately for me, I am a very tenacious person. After ending the call, I repeatedly tried to restore my computer using the function keys technical support provided over the phone. Needless to say, I lost a whole lot of nothing. However, all of my pictures and important files were miraculously saved during the system restore backup process. Although I would have rather stayed home to babysit the blue screen watching the registry files and programs load, it was time for me to pickup my daughter from her rehearsal.
While many anxious parents are waiting for dismissal, the fundraising committee members decided to take advantage of the captive audience distributing information for an upcoming fundraiser. As a committee member approaches my car, I realized my window wasn’t open far enough to receive the flyer.I turn my key to the ON position to power the window. I let it down just enough to accept the pizza menu for Wednesday’s fundraiser.
I begin to bitch to myself. “We just did a freaking fundraiser 2 weeks ago. What the hell!?” I proceed to watch her distribute a menu to each car in her section. During this time, I’m still bitching to myself and for a split second, I become distracted and notice that my key is still in the ON position. My dashboard is completely lit. I turn the key to OFF then immediately try to start the car. Nothing. Absolutely nothing. My battery is completely dead.
I texted my husband to let him know what happened. He’s at work approximately an hour away. I called my boys. They both have cars. Someone will surely answer and rescue us.
I called my brother, he’s typically Johnny On The Spot.
I called my sister. I didn’t expect her to answer.
I called everyone I thought might be able to help a sista out. Lucky for me, my husband called our insurance company for road side assistance. The tow truck arrived shortly after and was able to jump the battery. My daughter and I made it home safe and sound – an hour and a half later.
Why didn’t I call for road side assistance you ask? I did, but as I mentioned earlier, in a modified version of Murphy’s Law (mine) it states: “More Than Likely, Things Will Get Better or A Hell of A Lot Worse” and for me last Monday they got worse. After the numerous text messages and phone calls to my designated heroes, my Android-powered Samsung Galaxy SII was completely dead. Could it really get much worse? I’m quite sure…
but it’s not as bad as it seems.
Keep the faith.
I’m Just Sayin’…(Damn!)