Well, it has been one of those weeks with Murphy in full force.    I managed to take out my computer and my car each in less than 5 seconds since this last weekend.

While I knew it was possible,  I had just never done it myself.  While I was driving less than five mph, apparently that was 4 mph too fast when driving during a gully washer and you have a mini-creek in the middle of a suburban street, you can take out an alternator in one big splash.  Thank goodness for AAA.  Love you guys!!!! You Rock!

While chatting with a client on Skype from the comfort of my cushy chair, and swiveling around to grab a file, little did I know that by having the headset get stuck in said chushy swivel chart that you can pull over your computer that just so happened to have a 1 terabyte external hard drive on it where I store most of my work and my anti-virus software.  Said hard drive make a terrible noise and died with a spasm right after it hit the floor.

Can you say ARGGGHHHH…  That is when I figured out the limitations of my back up system.  Looks like it may be another two weeks to see what can be recovered.  And because I did not get my anti-virus reloaded to the main drive in the first hour, guess what? You guessed, 4 bazillion infections later. 🙂  The good news it was and is all contained.  But wow, what a pain in the butt. 🙂  But there is the 3 doozies for you.

Now of course if I had been using what we put our clients on I would have been fine but hey, that would have taken an couple of extra hours to do.

Guess what?  I have lost about 30 hours of productivity and counting now.

So, let this be a lesson to you.  Don’t drive in Torrential Downpours if you don’t have to.  Don’t put external hard drives anywhere they can fall off and make sure your back up systems are fully up-to-date!  Oh, and don’t go on the Web for even two seconds without Virus Protection.

Drowning your car and killing a hard drive and getting some viruses all officially and unofficially suck.

That being said, it won’t happen again and it could have been a whole lot worse.

I only have about 150 urgent emails to answer and if you are one of them, I will get back with you ASAP.

Andrew 🙂