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I’m back!

I am on my own computer again. I can post without it, but I really prefer to use the programs on my computer to post… A few observations:

I hate Fed-ex. They may be excellent in next day deliveries, I wouldn’t know, I’ve never used them for that. All I know is that EVERY TIME I have used them for ground service, they have screwed up and/or pissed me off. I understand that things happen from time to time, but I think they’re 5 for 5 with me. This time, I ordered a new power supply. The website said that it would take 1-5 days. That’s fine, by Thursday, it had gotten to the Hampton distribution center. I had been tracking it and they had estimated that it would be delivered on the 15th but here it was the 11th and it was a truck ride away from me. So the next day, I checked the tracking, expecting them to have put it on the truck. Nope. The tracking info said, “Not due for delivery.” They didn’t deliver it on friday, I had to wait until Monday. WTF? It was there, and they didn’t deliver it. I had sworn off shipping via Fed-Ex a long time ago, now I’m going to make sure that I won’t be using them for delivery…

I’m not out of the woods yet. I allowed my battery to wear down in the computer… for a week. Now I have both power adaptors (one for home, one will live on my computer bag), but my battery is not being recognized by my computer. I’ve read a few forums and it sounds like the battery is going to need to be replaced. If I’m lucky, Apple will replace it for me, they had a recall on them. I’ll let you know how it goes…

So I used mom’s computer in the meantime. It was nice of her to leave it over the weekend for me. I gotta say, I’m glad to be back on my machine. Firefox 3 seems really unstable on Vista, at least it was on that machine. It kept crashing. Oh, and how did I ever live before RSS feeds? It was weird to have to actually go to the websites to see if anything new had been added…

I had an awful weekend. I had been told early n the week that I needed a root canal. It didn’t surprise me, the thing was hurting quite a bit. I was on a steady diet of pain killers. Nothing too heavy. I still have a bottle of vicadin extra strength left over from my previous tooth issue. I try to stay away from narcotics because, like alcohol, they scare me. However, I do recognize that, like alcohol, they have their uses. No, I was on Alieve, Tylonal, and Excedrin. Not all at the same time, I rotated them. The hell of it is that my tooth didn’t bother me this weekend, but my GI system tried to kill me. Without going into details, I didn’t sleep for two nights… I’ve stopped with the pain pills, and now my tooth and my stomach are fine. I hate side effects…

Anyway, I’m back and I will try to put up a few more posts both here and my music blog too…

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