arethinn: Zorak raises his fist in anger (angry (zorak fist))
My mother is being such an amazingly aggravating steamroller about the work we're having done in our house's two bathrooms -- to wit, hers is the only opinion that matters, and she will simply make snap decisions without first looking at all the choices (as was the contractor's suggestion) nor anyone else's assent, input, or even getting of a chance to look at the possibilities, even after telling us we would be able to -- that [personal profile] enotsola said, "Let's watch the Comey hearing. That'll be less stressful."

DS';AS';FLDKSA';GAJF'JGF

I will refrain from using my "Die in a fire" icon because my home desk computer literally, if very briefly, caught fire last night (just the dust in the case, I hope, since there's no visible damage, although I'm not sure if there might be something wrong with the power supply that could have provoked it, and we're definitely swapping that out before we try to see what survived, *fingers crossed*) which was a bit of a scare and we really don't want the house to burn down, but. I just. ARGH

(did I mention she's also a Fox News addict?)

eta: Visible damage found in the light of day. According to the report from the field, "the power connector to the optical drive is a melted mess, and the sata cable next to it is scorchy, and the top of your case right at the optical drive is all scorched." Speculation is that the power connector may have been slightly loose, and either dust or some such particles finally got into it, or maybe it would have arced anyway and the dust in the case merely made it more flashy. Said drive had been failing to recognize inserted discs for a while and I thought it had simply failed. We had tried the unplug-and-replug tactic on the SATA cable (since that was always a problem with IDEs) but I can't recall whether we did the same on the power; possibly not, since it was in fact opening and closing so it might not have occurred to us that there could be a problem with the power. I don't much care so long as other components have survived; although even if they haven't and we have to start buying new stuff, my most recent system image is only about 10 days ago and the delta between then and now is, I think, all recoverable, if a bit tedious to do so.

Date: Jun. 9th, 2017 01:27 am (UTC)From: [personal profile] digitalsidhe
digitalsidhe: (techy boy)
Ugh. Sorry to hear about your computer woes. Hooray for frequent backups!

Date: Jun. 9th, 2017 03:25 am (UTC)From: [personal profile] dreams_of_starlight
dreams_of_starlight: (Doctor Who: Hugs)
I'm sorry about the crap with your computer and I'm sorry your mom decided to repeatedly walk the tightrope of your last nerve :-( Bleeeeeehhhhhhh

Date: Jul. 24th, 2017 11:17 pm (UTC)From: [personal profile] andros_b
andros_b: Based off of my Second Life avatar. (Default)
Wait, your mom is the Fox News fanatic? Damn. She seemed so nice when we met. My sympathies, in any case. *hugs*

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