So, What Happened? And Where Have I Bee-n?

in photography •  4 months ago 

First of all, let me say how glad I am to be back on the blockchain and how much I missed you all... it's so true that you never realise how important something is until it's gone... but thankfully, this time it wasn't a forever gone.

Yes, I am still alive and haven't been burnt to a cinder in the latest bush fires that have hit the east coast of Australia. My thoughts go out to all the people who've lost their homes and had devastating damage done to their properties. I can only imagine the horrific and terrifying effect it must be to experience that kind of destruction.

All in all, it makes my recent 'problems' pale in comparison... losing a computer seems rather trivial to say the least.

The problem started with a fleeting black-out which I think may have been caused by a pesky mouse... awww I hate those meeces to pieces. A few days earlier, I had a heater that shorted out and then 'The Black-out', which lasted for less than a minute but absolutely killed my computer.

Although, I really must take some blame here... first of all, let me remind you of the 3 golden rules for computer use.

1. Make sure you have power surge protection.

2. Make sure you have power surge protection.

3. Make sure you have power surge protection.

When the power came back on, my computer 'popped' and promptly died. (yes, there were tears and quite a few swear words - actually more than just a few).

Unfortunately, I thought I'd unplugged it, however it turns out that I had pulled the wrong cord and hence, my computer was still *very much* connected to the power. So I really only have myself to blame (but I'll still go ahead and blame that damn mouse - lol)

This took out my power supply but at the time, I assumed I had fried the motherboard and in fact, I'm still not sure whether it was damaged or not. The shop where I purchased the PSU was kind enough to replace it at no charge since it was only 4 months since I'd bought it - and of course, I didn't provide too much information regarding the black-out and allowed them assume whatever they needed to assume.

Then after a couple of weeks of saving, I re-ordered a motherboard and patiently awaited delivery... which seemed like an eternity but TBH, it was probably only another week or so until I received the new MB.

Of course, while removing the 'fried' motherboard, I managed to damage my CPU... and had to go through the whole damn 'save - order - wait' process AGAIN but with the added bonus of having the store go 'out of stock' while I was saving to pay for my order. (huge sigh and many more swear words, to be sure)

Anyhoo, my CPU finally arrived and after a little tweaking, my baby sprung to life and made me the happiest girl on the planet. If you'd been a fly on the wall yesterday, in the 38'C Aussie heat (100'F), you would have caught me dancing around the house in my underwear, singing 'I am so smart, I am so smart... but also a bit of a dumb-arse... but I am so smart'.

All in all, it was a f*cken good day, let me tell you.

My only regret is that I missed my 1st Steemit Birthday and if you can remember, one of my first posts on Steemit, was a photo of a bee buzzing around some plants in my garden... and so, to mark the occasion, today's photos are also of a bee that came to visit only weeks ago - and reminded me that, alas, another year has passed.

BUT WHAT A YEAR, AMIRITE?

I would like to say a huge THANK-YOU to all the people who've supported me on my Steem journey and to all the new friends I've encountered along the way. You will never-never know just how much meaning and purpose you've bought into my life; and how good it feels to wake up every morning when you actually look forward to the day ahead... :)

MUCH LOVE to you ALL

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Welcome back :D

Damn that was an unlucky run, I always make sure I have a surge protector as you never know. Usually thunderstorms roll by and I don't even notice.

Chucking you on my fanbase so maybe use neoxian tag in posts to get you tokens from myself and steeming-hot :)

Yeah, but that's me, 1 step forward, get knocked 10 steps back... and think I may have mentioned that Murphy always seems to follow me and show up when I least expect it... anyway, we learn from our mistakes and I'm definitely learning. :)

yeah sometimes life just gets the better of ya hey.

welcome back I would have physical withdrawals probably if I didn't have access to a computer :)

Thank you, I pretty sure I did experience some of that... it definitely had a huge impact on my mental wellbeing, that's for sure... I would even dream of being on the internet, then wake up and think omg it was just a dream, boo hoo... I have a little samsung tablet but would get so frustrated typing with my thumbs that I gave up trying to make a post and only used it when it was absolutely necessary. Three months is a very long time when you're waiting for something.

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welcome back!

yeah, the bush fires is crazy :-/

happy BELATED Steemit birthday!

Thank you, are you in the danger zone at all or just watching in horror from afar

I am in Canada, but my Mum was in Taree! made me worried to death, but she is fine. She is now back to Bulahdelah. not the 1st time natural disaster there hit my Mum's area tho. flooding and whatnot, crazy :-/