You find me distraught in Barcelona: my unbeloved Dell laptop has broken (screen has died) and so I am unable to access any data – including documents, photos and a couple of important projects I have been working on for the past four days. (At least I think it´s the screen – I am going to try hooking up an external monitor in a minute.)
Yesterday morning in a fit of efficiency I uploaded the previous day´s photographs and deleted them all from the camera, as I do each morning. I am now being punished for that efficiency as I can´t access the images.
I´m utterly depressed about having to deal with the Dell call centres, an experience which is just the last word in utter misery. And to be honest, since my Dell is missing four keys (they just randomly fell off), the multimedia slot doesnt work & the screen back is falling off, an overhaul is long overdue. Thank goodness for the three year extended warranty & accidental damage coverage I took out.
Of course it does mean that instead of spending my day at the W hotel in Barcelona on one of its delicious outdoor beds on the sun terrace, or on a cushioned white lounger on the beach with my laptop, I am now stuck indoors ALL DAY in the windowless business center in the Stygian bowels of the hotel, trynig to reprise the project over which I have sweated blood & wanted to get in yesterday. GAH.
Love, a VERY stressed LLG
ps I believe I have SO earned my Bliss Oxygen Facial at 6pm tonight!