A Hard Drive Haiku

No bits at all.
No bytes at all.
My hard drive is gone, y’all.

Okay, it’s a Sunday morning and your butt is in the softest chair you own. Your feet are propped on a cushy ottoman. Outside the birds are twittering and the sun is shining. Inside the TV talking heads are jabbering about football and you’re blissfully tangled up in a string of laptop Google searches. Life is good. And then your computer freezes. Control-alternate-delete does nothing. Waiting does nothing. So you do a hard restart. And when Windows tries to open, all you get is an endlessly whirling start-up swirl.

Yes, that happened. The old hard drive is dead; long live the new hard drive–and God bless Best Buy’s extended warranty. But gosh is there a lot to restore to my newly resurrected laptop: QuickBooks, Adobe Creative Suite, Serif PagePlus, Dropbox, Amazon Music, Microsoft Office….deep breath…iTunes, Canon Digital Photo Professional. Not to mention the files. And in the meantime the rest of my life keeps nudging me with its scratchy little nose, begging for attention too.

So yesterday I ignored it all and took my Canon SX60 out into the sun. Here are a few of the friends I found.

Does this bird feeder make my tail look fat?
Does this bird feeder make my tail look fat?

Peace. And back to the grindstone.






8 responses to “A Hard Drive Haiku”

  1. timeout2 Avatar

    Wonderful photos. A good eye yes, but your camera is amazing. I wish you had posted this blog and I had seen the capabilities of the Canon sx60 before I had bought another model.

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    1. 2000detours Avatar

      So what did you get, Doris? And while I love my new Canon, I also need to warn you about its faults. Instead of a focus ring the darn thing has a funky manual focus system that requires you fine tune by arrowing up or down. That’s just weird. And it’s so light that it’s seriously easy to shake it out of focus. On the plus side, the feathery weight should be great for backpacking.


  2. Sammy D. Avatar

    What lovely colors on the birds. In the midst of your computer catastrophe, you find a way to ‘live’.

    So sorry for your time-consuming restore. Hope you’re up to snuff soon !

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    1. 2000detours Avatar

      Aren’t the birds lovely? I hadn’t expected so much color on the female cardinals but I’m feeling quite disloyal to my gender by admitting that. I don’t want to destroy the confidence of the girlie birds!

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  3. svgimmeshelter Avatar

    At least you had backups!


    1. 2000detours Avatar

      Well, sort of. Some of the files I thought were backing up actually weren’t but since so much of my life is conducted online it’s amazing how much you can cobble together from email attachments and what-not. I’m totally backed up now!


  4. ckdenson Avatar

    Beautiful…and great job taking a breath in the middle of panting!


    1. 2000detours Avatar

      Did I never reply to this comment? Oh, golly I am soooo sorry. All that panting must have fogged up my reading glasses. Thanks, CK.

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