Guess What?



HAhahahahaha… ha ha he he he… whew… ha… I’m sorry. I couldn’t resist. I had to do something to relieve all the freaking tension and unhappiness around here. OK, in all fairness, it’s just me that tense and stressed, the kids seem fine. I mean, with all the chasing of poultry and holding of hens, they are super happy. It’s me that’s in a funk.

My super awesome techie guy brought back old Bessie and took the super computer (the one he built in 30 minutes? yeah, that one) Old Bessie had been to visit the Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind and her little chippy brain had been wiped. Only not- seems, much like Kate, there were bits and pieces of tiny little memories, and they would pop up at inopportune times- like, say, when I was trying to print an invoice, or some other unimportant thing.

In tears on the phone with Wonder Techie, he walks me through dowloading a patch and voila, Bessie can think in a straight line again. Which is good, because I sure can’t.  Also, with Bessie’s new lack of memory, all my programs are gone. No Word. No Quickbooks. I have my old files on a drive the size of my little finger, but no programs to run them on. Why? Oh well, you’re going to see what a genius I am- because I didn’t know those little disks were important, and I think I threw them away. Oh yes, you read that right.  I’m not a keeper, and I tossed them. Oh yeah. You packrats can lord it over me now.

Bessie can hobble along for a little while, but the truth is, I have to buy a new computer.

And that makes my stomach turn a flop and I feel like I’m going to barf. Because honesty, a newly single parent, getting no child-support, no alimony, barely scraping by (not even that yet, to be perfectly honest) and I have to find the cash for a computer? Oh hell.

Otherwise everything is great! Awesome! Fantastic. Couldn’t be better. Really. No, seriously. It’s super.  I’m fine…


12 thoughts on “Guess What?

  1. Check out QuickBooks Online. You pay a monthly fee (think I’m paying $39/month) but don’t have to buy the software every year/2years, don’t have to worry about upgrades, and – best of all – if you’re computer ever dies they still have all your files safe and sound. Plus you can access them from any internet access so doesn’t matter if you’re traveling, your computer dies, etc you can still access them. It’s saved my small business (ie – me, myself, and I) butt more than once.

  2. I needed a new computer and so couldn’t afford a big price tag. But I found a laptop on qvc of all places. I got a gateway, and I was able to do it on easy pay. No finance charges or interest and I was able to pay equal monthly payments over several months. It was the only way I could do it. Oh and I used my debit card I don’t have a credit card.
    However you do, good luck and
    Chicken butt, makes me giggle everytime.

  3. MY KIDS ARE GONNA LOVE THIS!! They love “guess what? chicken butt!” to the point of driving me insane. That picture is worth a thousand words.

    Praying for techie miracles…

  4. Tracy–have you used Google documents at all? They have a word processing program and a spreadsheet too. It may be good enough to get you through a little while. Good luck!

  5. Michelle, that’s exactly what I’m using. I paste an old invoice from my thumb drive, then I cobble together the new order, and save it as a PDF then I can print it. It solves the problem only insofar as I can then send a paper invoice to my customers, but I now have a logistical nightmare for AP and AR- because there is no documentation on those Frankensteined docs.

  6. Where is that from? I just heard it recently from my 8-year old daughter. We giggled about it with her five yo sister for 20 minutes the other morning. Because then we segued into things like, “GUess what? Quarter Butt! Oooh, that might be profitable (me)” Them: “Ewww”, then shrieks of laughter. I think we woke others in the house, but we were ROFL! Maybe I’ve just been living under a rock, but I totally thought she and her friends at school originated it. Joke’s on me.
    And yes, I do realize, maybe it was slightly off-color, but I was alittle punchy. And I cracked myself up too. Always a good thing.

  7. This made me laugh. I shared it with my son and he laughed as well. At the strangest times, he will look at me and say “Guess what?” and I thinking he’s going to impart something profound will say “What?” To which he replies “chicken butt.” This was perfect to share with him tonight.

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