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Date Created: 12/20/15
If It's Not Broken, It Will Be ( Part 2) Looking back three weeks. Our Dell computer was fried. The Toro lawnmower was taken to the shop for repairs and the GE refrigerator was on the fritz. And this all happened on one fateful day in July. Thankfully nothing has broken since then, but I'm sure as I'm writing this, another piece of vital equipment will probably make th FIX IT list. So here goes... I declare the next weekend. "FIX IT" weekend. On saturday I get up the courage to try and fix the Dell Computer. I'm reluctant because I'm not sure what I'm doing and I know that it will probably take me 5 hours or more to fix our fried critter. But CJ has been on my case to fix it. He says he needs the computer for his homework and other related tasks(flying Microsoft Flight Simulator). Actually he's really on my case because he wants to fly Flight Sim, not because he's worried about his school work which starts in 2 weeks. Right away, I call Dell and tell them about my problem. Fortunately, on my first call, I get a great tech out of Utah. I explain my problem and he coaches me on my first step - try and reload Windows XP. With some luck and lots of patience, 3 hours later Windows is reloaded with only minor difficulties. I reboot the computer and it actually starts up. Wow! What a relief. I hate spending hours working on something only to find out it doesn't work. And then have to admit to myself that I really should have someone qualified doing the job. I then quickly call Neil and tell him about what happened and ask him what I should do now. I'm apprehensive because I know the viruses may still be on the hard drive somewhere. So Neil instructs me how to run the spyware and ant-virus software. Neil said, " If your lucky, you'll catch the virus first time through. Quarnatine it. And there is a 50% chance it won't come back." I'm relieved to have Neil help me because he's always realistic about your success rate when trying to fix computers. He never tries to kid me. It takes another 4 hours to run the software programs. We caught the virus first time through. And it's never been back. One fix down, two to go. CJ and I hustle over to the Toro repair center to pick up the lawn mower repair utah. And head back home. The mower starts on the first pull, and CJ's off and mowing. That was a lot easier than the computer. Two fixes down and one more to go. The only thing left to fix is our refrigerator. Rich's technician arrived about 5:30 PM. Pulls the refrigerator out from its cubicle. Gets down and unscrews the cover plate. Nothing happens for about 10 minutes. Then we start to hear some mumbling and a few voice words. I ask, "Is everything OK?" The reply, "I'm not sure. The replacement part I bought does not look like the right part. I better call somebody about this." A few more minutes go by, finally Mark(the technician) says, " I'm sorry about this part. But the replacement part does not fit. I need to research this a little further. We'll have to get back to you next week. And if you don't mind, please don't tell Rich about this because I think I screwed up."
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