One Step Forward, Two Steps Back
First things: the computer. Stephen unhooked the computer and took it down to CompUSA yesterday fully intending to leave it for the duration (or until it was fixed.) When he was dropping it off he asked the guy if we would be losing any information from the hard drive and the guy confirmed that it was possible. Then Stephen asked if they would back up the hard drive if it came to that. The guy said they would, if we agreed to purchase an external hard drive for $50.00. Stephen told the guy that we already own an external hard drive, which he could bring to the guy, thereby relieving us of the duty to buy the external hard drive. The guy said fine, that’ll be $50.00. At that point Stephen had a little chat with the guy. It seems that if you want them to back up your hard drive they won’t do it on an “as needed” basis but instead charge you $50.00 up front and do it whether or not it’s necessary (and let’s not forget the fact that the guy originally told Stephen that the $50.00 was for the purchase of the external hard drive, not for the labor involved, since we have the “Apple Care” package (which is basically the extended warranty and CompUSA is the authorized apple “dealer” in Spokane.)) So then Stephen decided that he would rather go home and back up the hard drive himself, for free, with the external hard drive that we already own. And you know what happened when he hooked the computer back up? That’s right. The internet was working fine. So, as of right now my computer is home and working fine. We figure that we might as well ride out the good times while we can. If we need to we can always take the computer back down to CompUSA after the new year.
Second things: the knitting. I mentioned that I completed the first four rows of Ene’s Scarf Sunday night. Well, the daiquiries, I’ve decided, were not the best idea, because when I got to the end of row 5 last night it was all wrong. Just wrong. In addition, I realized that I had cast on using size 7 needles instead of size 6. So I frogged the whole thing. And started over again, casting on 375 stitches. I knit up through row 3 last night. So far, all is well. It’s the double decreases that are throwing me off. They move. A little. Each right side round. It’s very annoying.