Wednesday, February 11, 2009

Computer woes and something to make me feel better!

I've been fighting with my computer for days now. I'm just beside myself. All the ice this winter has weakened the roof in the room where I have my computer and now that it's thawing, there is a small leak in the window area. So I decided the other day to move my desk away from the window to protect my computer in the event that the leaking gets worse. Well, at 11pm the other night, I did just that. Moved the desk 5 feet. I unplugged the computer and when I went to plug it back in, it would not turn on. Ugh, utter devastation! I immediately went into a panic. Apparently, the power wires came out of the "switch" inside the unit and once my husband took it apart he was able to "Hot Wire" it back together and then it turned on again. What I was doing the whole time he was working on it was being sick in the bathroom! ha ha It's terrible to be so attached to an inanimate object! Well, it's on, but I can't turn it off now because I am afraid it wont turn back on again. So for now, I have it running but I am going to need to purchase a new CPU unit at some point because I'm sure it's not going to last forever. I am on borrowed time for sure. But at least he got it running and I was able to back up the few things that I had done before this all started. I am breathing a sigh of relief over that!

The something to make me feel better is this bracelet and earring set I made last night with Jena Fulcher's Amethyst and Lime glass beads! I love this set! I'm calling it Twisted Iris, because the variety of beautiful purple and green colors are those that are found in the beautiful Iris flower, with a twist because there is a spotted leopard floral bead in there and I added some antique silver twist beads and wrapped it all together with a Hill Tribe silver toggle clasp! Oh my gosh, it's so beautiful! Ah, Happiness! For the time being!


  1. Absolutely beautiful bracelet, Kristen!

    I'm sorry about the computer stress - I can certainly sympathize. Every time the laptop takes longer than I think it should when booting up, I go into panic mode, thinking: "Oh no! Is it broken? What am I gonna do?! How will I work?"

    Stress. It'll kill ya!

  2. Love what you did with Jena's beads--they are always divine and you did them proud! Pretty, pretty!

  3. Thank you so much ladies!
    Rickie, that is a huge compliment coming from a fabulous designer like you! :)


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