Yesterday evening about an hour before Brannon needed the computer for fantasy baseball, the computer crashed! It had been acting funny all afternoon...just really slow. Even scanning a layout took 5 minutes per side and this new scanner is super quick. So, I decided to just do a restart. When I did, I kept getting an error message saying that some System 32 file was corrupted or missing and Windows couldn't start. Needless to say, I just about peed my pants! I really needed the computer for this weekend...Crop Addict has an online crop and my shift is from 12-2 (Central) and I'm supposed to upload all my design team projects for Serendipity tomorrow. Not a good time for the computer to decide to mess with me! I ended up doing a PC Recovery which diverted the computer back to factory settings but it was able to save all my data files. But I've spent all day re-installing software and all my equipment. What a pain!! But the good thing is, that it essentially cleaned up my harddrive...I had 3 versions of Photoshop Elements because of the upgrades and that took up a lot of memory...now I'm down to one. There were other programs on there too that came with printers or whatever that I had installed but I never used them, so I didn't reinstall them, freeing up even more space. I can always re-install them later if I want or need to.
Yesterday wasn't a total bust though. I did manage to get 2 more layouts done for the 2Peas Calendar girls. I need one more to reach goal for the month but at this point, that's not going to happen.
This is the one I just finished scanning and stitching when the computer went crazy on me. I used the sketch for Feb 4th on this one.
This is the one I did after the crash. I used the sketch and the prompt (tilt page elements) from Feb 9/10 for this layout.
Well...had something else but of course Ali had an emergency so I forgot what it was. Oh well...I'll think of it later!