I feel like I’m living in the Twilight Zone. I only hope I can find my way back to normalcy soon.
Thursday I flew to North Carolina for a conference. During my flight I was using my laptop to tweak my PowerPoint and my handouts for my workshop. When I got to the hotel and powered up my laptop, the OS refused to boot. I had a black screen with blinking cursor.
I called my tech guy. We ran the computer through a bunch of diagnostics. We tried everything to shock it back to life. No go. There was a tech guy at the conference who was running all the A/V. He worked on my laptop awhile, gave it his best shot. He couldn’t get it to boot either.
Finally I had to let that go, borrow a laptop, recreate my PowerPoint and handouts, and be ready for my workshop on Saturday morning. No problem, everything went great. (I’d neglected to bring a flash drive with my presentation on it as a backup. That’s the last time I make that little mistake.)
Meanwhile, since I had a borrowed laptop, I decided I’d better get my weekend blog posts up. (I’d been planning to do them from North Carolina.) So… I could not get on to my WordPress dashboard. It just kept telling me I didn’t exist. I tried every which way I could think of. No go. So, no blog posts three days in a row.
So today I get home. I’m ready to get Dell on the line to fix my laptop (they’ve always given me quick and good service). I’m also ready to get my blog team on the line to get some help accessing WordPress. (They’re always super helpful too.)
Just for fun, I press the Power button on my laptop which has refused to boot for the last four days.
It boots. Operating system and all.
I click my “favorite” link to access my WordPress dashboard. I get on no problem. And here I am.
Adding fun and excitement to the weekend, Sunday morning I got a phone call at 7am from the airline telling me my flight home from Charlotte had been cancelled and they’d scheduled me on another one, 6 hours later. So my family got to pick me up at the airport at 11:30 last night. They loved that!
I’m home and discombobulated and wondering if I dreamed this whole business trip. Wondering when this Twilight Zone feeling will end.
I’m also wondering when my laptop is going to randomly decide to simply refuse to boot up again. Or when WordPress is going to suddenly decide I no longer exist. Life feels so precarious!
Also, I have work to do. Better get to it.