It’s great to finally have my PC and internet access back! *crossing fingers, toes and eyes*
The past weeks have been a challenge – the reason why this blog has been silent for a long while.
Two weeks ago, MyDestiny (my ISP) conked out on me. It took a while for the tech crew to figure out the problem. The crew had already returned twice to my house by the time the figured it was the modem. And since the incident happened on a weekend, I had to wait for Monday for them to replace/repair it.
Almost immediately after the modem incident, it was the ol’ PC’s turn to conk out. It wouldn’t boot- just kept on looping over and over at the startup window. Windows OS had to be re-installed. Though few of my files were saved, huhuhu, I am glad the My Pictures folder was recovered intact. So, yehey for that.
Lesson learned: keep important documents in another local drive aside from C:\ (such as drive D:\), because malfunctions almost always involve drive C:\ where the program and system files are. Thanks to dear friend Annamanila, who referred me to her office’s tech guy.
Guess what came next? A malware! An adware.exe file would just keep appearing in my C:\ drive. It wouldn’t go away no matter how many times I deleted it. The malware caused my PC to shutdown every 15 minutes or so. I had to download two anti-virus softwares (freeware of course) – Kaspersky‘s 30-day trial version, and Lavasoft‘s Ad-Aware Free. I am hoping they work better than the one I was using when the infections happened (Avast).
In between all these, I found out that my married helper was fooling around with one of the carpenters in the construction project next door. Uhuh, the much-feared “Kontraction Worker” syndrome. I could not condone her deeds, so I had to let her go. I don’t even want to think of what goes on while I am away from the house all day long. OMG. She really had to go.
So for over a week now, I’ve been juggling between cooking, house-cleaning, driving the kids, and tutoring. Thank God for MagNate’s yaya who does not mind helping out with the chores when Nate’s asleep. She truly is a blessing.
And, oh yeah, the Father-in-law has this terrible back pain. Guess who has to bring him to the chiropractor every week? (Pampalubag-loob that the Chiropractor is such a cutie, hehe. And he’s good too. Really, if you need a Chiropractor around Metro Manila, leave a comment).
And, oh oh yeah, my dad, too, decided to pay a visit. A week-long one.
So there – the lengthy excuses for not being able to blog, blog-hop, and do the tags.
May I now please say “Aaaaaaaarrrgghh!” ?