We are still awaiting the arrival of the heat wave, but there has been one casualty of heat exhaustion in this household already: my laptop.
After several weeks of overheating and shutting herself down, Persephone (yes, we name our computers) went to sleep last night and refused to wake up this morning. I felt much like Demeter as I saw Hades carrying her away.
Really, it was just the nice guy from the Geek Squad, but you get the idea, I’m sure. It’s probably the fan. No one is suggesting the hard drive is endangered, thank goodness.
It may be as long as 2 or 3 three weeks before she is returned to me. Since I am on vacation, this is perhaps better timing than during an active work cycle, which is to say the rest of the year.
Pure Luck has loaned me his laptop for the moment. I do not dare say the duration, for that has not been promised. I’ve instructed Firefox to remember a few passwords. I have been forbidden to download anything weather-related. Do you think I could get away with Sage? I will miss the feed reader, if not.
My non-blogger e-mail is all accessed through Thunderbird, so I am without that e-mail address book. But I can get to the e-mails via webmail, and switch my e-mail lists to read on the web.
I have absorbed two lectures about backing up my documents. It’s been a while since I did it. Patterns and recipes added recently, and all writing of the past few months, are locked inside Persephone.
Let’s hope she doesn’t eat those pomegranate seeds.