Wednesday, August 25, 2010

Silent but Deadly

My main computer died a silent death last week. People blue-line when their heart stops and computers blue-screen when they expire. There was no warning. My solution was to put it in the car and drive to my favorite MicroSoft engineer's place. The bad news is he's 6 1/2 hours away. The good news is he's Addison's dad and he can fix any computer and retrieve files that others might declare as lost. I had a delightful time playing with the baby while he operated.

I got a brand new computer as the other one could not be rescusitated. He recovered all my files and settings, but since it's a new version of Windows and everything is the latest version, I am still finding my way around. For example, I took a picture this morning and thought I saved it to my blog folder and yet it is not to be found. So here's a file photo of what was in our garage this morning:

Ever heard the little rhyme, "red and yellow kill a fellow, red and black are friend to Jack?" Coral snakes have the red coloration next to the yellow and they happen to possess the most potent venom of any North American snake. Great. Once again, a knight came to the rescue (that would be builderman sans the armor) and the snake is truly dead. He's a skinny looking fellow which seems to be the norm. And thus my title; silent but deadly.

I'm not just a survivor though... the Word I read today says I'm "more than a conqueror!" Awesome. I still might be in the market for some snake boots.


sara said...

my main computer died last week too!!! unfortunately, it cost me a pretty penny to get all my data back..I had not backed up in a while. :(

I have to say, as snakes go that one is very pretty. But yuck!!! not what I would want to find in my garage!!!

The Mom said...

Thankful too that He did not give us a spirit of also says that you shall tread upon the cobra but I am thankful that you did NOT tread upon this coral snake. Also thankful for Builderman...I would have screamed like a banshee and run like a chicken!

Uncommon Blonde said...

Moooom!!! This is scary! I am no longer going in your garage. Can builderman please build something that will transport me from my car directly into the house? Ewww!

Merrie said...

WOW.... so thankful you saw it and were protected. I am not afraid of snakes, but I do have a healthy respect for them. I don't mess around with them. I sure don't want to test out the scripture about the deadly thing biting me... I'd just as soon NOT be bit!

Zuzana said...

Sorry about your computer. Loosing one is like loosing a friend. I depend on my laptop with my life- almost.;))
The picture of the snake is very cool and a bit scary too.;)
Thank you for your very kind comment on my latest post. I am now back from my travels trying to catch up with everyone, hope you are well.;)

Krista said...

I think it an interesting choice that God made some of the most beautiful things in the world also the deadliest. I am fascinated by coral snakes, rattlesnakes and black widow spiders. I wouldn't want to meet one, although I have met all three since beginning my life in Texas. They are beautiful, and I did suffer guilt over destroying something so amazing while I killed them anyway.