It started out like any other ordinary day. I sipped coffee while checking email and social media.
9:00 AM - I opened Microsoft Word to get some real work accomplished. It surprised me that I’d left three documents open from the day before. A draft of my Boob Report and a travel post listed as Document 2 and 3 hadn’t been named. The third was my book. I rewrote 202 pages during the last week and had been hitting Control, Save without changing the file name. I checked my saved files. Whoa! The last time my computer saved my book was on 8-8 and it was 8-15. My computer had been acting glitchy after downloading 5000 photos from my vacation. I had purchased an external hard drive and had freed up another 5 GBs.
Not too worried, I pressed, “Save as” expecting the file name option to come up, when my computer froze. I got an error message, “The Dialog box is open.” What the heck is an Open Dialog Box?
9:21 - I tried everything and then called my husband Danny. He gave me the name of his IT guy, Matt.
10:57 - Matt called me back and began working on the computer via internet.
11:40 - He called to give me the bad news. “I can’t find those files anywhere. I think you’re screwed. Just Control, Alt, Delete and reboot, but you won’t be able to save your files.
11:57 - I freaked out! I called Danny in tears. “I worked all week on those stories and my rewrite. What should I do?”
“You’ll probably have to Control, Alt, Delete.”
“I’m not giving up.” Continue reading