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.