Monday, October 29, 2007
If unhappiness is funny, then something VERY funny happened immediately after I arrived home last night. I was furiously unpacking my car for the umteenth time (books, bicycle, new computer, files, dusty manuscripts (my small library of unpublished, unheralded genius), and trying to get it done so I could eat dinner and settle down to relax...maybe watch Bad Boys.
See I drove from BFN to JHB without a single stop (barring the tollgates).
So I'm unpacking my computer, you know the large tower bit, and the guy has been really considerate to wrap the sides in styrofoam cushioning. Unfortunately in my zeal, as I'm about to fully extract the tower from its cardboard cage I think - what if the styrofoam gives way - and then it does. The whole thing came down in a sickening crunch, with pieces of plastic shooting all over the place, and the THUNK noise of broken merchanise echoeing for a few horrible moments.
See, this was part of my upgrading my computer. R6000 less the trade in value of the original. The outer casing was fairly badly smashed up. Fortunately the innards still functioned, although the guy who put it together didn’t transfer all the data. For example the most important data – go figure – my Heart Rate Monitor files over 2 years, were gone, including the program that runs them. Thanks guy.
Nah, things could have been plenty worse - the innards could have been totally FUBAR. A STOOPID slap on my own forehead, I think, is called for here.