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Computer is Banjaxed!

April 3rd, 2014 at 07:44 pm

Banjaxed is an Irish expression that means "broken beyond repair." (It can also mean "drunk" but my computer is so banjaxed that I'M the one who needs to get drunk except that I don't drink).

My IT consultant also happens to be my husband. He says the computer is definitely not working, and it will never, ever work again.

I should be freaking out, but I'm not and here's why:
- I have my husband's laptop to use (he doesn't take it to work, so I can use it all day tomorrow)
- I have a time machine backup (this backed up my operating system, too and can be used to recreate the entire computer including all preferences) from a few days ago.
- I have a carbonite backup from yesterday (all of my files are saved)
- All of my mail is in the cloud (gmail)
- All of my contacts and notes and lots of other things are on my phone.
- I have Apple Care

So there you go... all of this insurance (that's pretty much what it is, right?) means that this will, hopefully, be more of an inconvenience than a disaster.

Maybe the universe is trying to tell me I need a day off tomorrow. After last Friday's surgery, I've worked a full week, taught two exercise classes and done all of my usual housework. I have to say, I'm pooped.

I'll call our local Apple fixing place and maybe make a genius bar appt., and probably won't get much else done.

3 Responses to “Computer is Banjaxed!”

  1. FinancialRecovery Says:

    LOL. I would drink senseless if MY laptop ever banjaxed on me, too.

    BTW, lovely expression. BANJAXED. Mean to put it to frequent use, going forward.

    On a serious note, I am glad that you aren't freaking out. Reminds me to back up my own stuff, too, just in case my laptop should ever banjax on me Frown

  2. Buendia Says:

    Yes, yes: backup often! And in different places! And keep things in the cloud!

    I took the computer to our local Mac repair place today. It's covered under Apple Care, so no cost. Might have it back Monday, maybe Tuesday?

    PS- I have other Irish expressions for you! There are some great ones!

  3. FrugalTexan75 Says:

    I hope the Apple Care is able to get your computer up and running again!

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