So last night we lost power due to a severe wind storm. This morning (4:30 in the freakin’ AM!) when I got up we still didn’t have any power. I had to get up anyway even though there was no heat. Wah!
I left early hoping to stop for coffee on the way to the train station, but everything between our house and train was out. Do you know how eerie it is to see 7-11 and Denny’s dark?
So I stood on the platform amid the portable generators and lights and stamped my feet and danced in place to the music playing on my phone. And I survived. I also counted my blessings that the trains were still running.
The electric company predicts it will be Friday night before we have power. Did I say wah?? What I meant was WAHHHHH!
On the flip side I broke 11K words! I’m almost to 12,000! Go mee! Go mee!
And then I did this:
My video card died.
Now you know and I know this is not an earth-shattering tragedy. Unless of course you’re trying like mad to reach 50,000 words in NaNo and you need to see what you’re typing damn it!
In that case all bets are off … yesterday was a Zero Word Day* peeps … ZERO! As in goose egg, nada, nil, zilch, zippo.
It wasn’t only the video card; that came later. But now it IS all about the blasted video card.
So JD to the rescue! We have two desktop computers, both built by JD more years ago than I’d care to try remembering. They’re beginning to show their age but since he just built a media computer, funds aren’t there to replace the video card immediately. JD had a solution: pull out our not-as-ancient Acer netbook, hook up my ergo keyboard and trackball and wah-la! I haven’t had a chance yet to try it out and tonight doesn’t look good for it either (it’s my birthday and I’ll go out to dinner if I want!) but maybe I can get an early start in the morning.
I HAVE however, added some words today in between real work. While it won’t be a Zero Word Day, it certainly won’t be anything to write home about.
*Stolen from my good friend rjkeith at accessoriesnotincluded.