I had a terrible week. I was so frustrated that I almost cry. If my kids were not with me and didn’t make fun of the situation I might have done so.
First, Narlin and I planned to go to Mae Sot with our friend in her car. We arranged to meet her in Chiang Mai but we didn’t have enough money. So Narlin went alone. She is visiting a friend who is running a Burmese school and we want to know how it is being done. We are planning to run the same kind of school here. So I was left in the house with the children.
Second, the LCD of my laptop broke when my daughter hit it with a wristwatch. She got mad with his brother’s teasing that she threw the thing toward him but I guessed he was able to duck from it that it hit the LCD. Now the LCD has cracks, it looks similar to a car’s cracked windshield, only in laptop the liquid leaks and those like blots of blank ink in the white background screen. If that won’t make you cry, this one will do. The hard disk in the same laptop crashed after a week! This is horrible. My heart stops beating for a while. All the data and pictures (family and ministry) we have been saving in that laptop in the last two years flashed before my eyes. My dissertation and research notes went kaput with it. The laptop bios could no longer detect the hard disk. I should have backed up my data but the laptop’s DVD/CD-RW had not been working right in a while and burning CD always ends up unsuccessful.
I can’t afford to buy a new LCD, hard disk and much more a new lap top. It is a relief that my friend gave his old (Pentium 1 with damaged LCD) laptop to my son and this is I will be using for a while in posting and in my writing my dissertation. The laptop is just too slow that I can only use it for typing, checking emails and browsing the internet. Graphics cause the laptop to freeze. The RAM and the hard disk are very small thus even posting here is painstakingly slow. Cutting and pasting of text takes so much memory that re-posting some of my posts to my other blogs becomes a chore.
This means I can’t blog too often as much as I want too (more limited as it is right now). Please help us to pray for a new computer. I am also hoping that the data on the hard disk can still be recovered. Any suggestions?