Saturday, April 21, 2007

Knight in Shining Armor

The day after I posted all about my poor ill computer, Sir went out and bought a new hard drive for it. Only he got one that was twice the size as the one that died, so I'd have lots more room on it! Then that night at prayer meeting, he picked up a portable hard drive case he had arranged to borrow. He wanted to try and recover as much information on my old hard drive as possible. Next, he stayed up extra extra late setting up my new hard drive and installing the gazillion updates and programs that had changed since my computer was new five years ago. That meant that Thursday I had a brand new computer and a slight ray of hope of eventually getting some of my old documents and files off of the old one. Maybe.

Thursday night my knight stayed up extra extra late again battling my old hard drive, and he managed to get EVERYTHING except my copy of our camera pictures off of it! I was so excited. I had just about everthing. And the only thing that was missing, wasn't the end of the world because he had copies of the original pictures on the main computer. All I really lost were a few re-sized pictures and some scattered miscellaneous pictures that I collected here and there from contacts etc. So, yesterday was my first day with my computer back in perfect health. I spent a lot of time sorting and getting rid of stuff that I didn't need anymore even though I didn't have to do it to save space!

But that's not all! Ok, it's all there is about my computer, but there's more about my good knight. Last night he stayed up with PC for me so I could get some sleep. Just so you know, PC woke up Thursday morning with a cold. It's only gotten worse and was joined by a moderate fever by yesterday morning. He's been perfectly miserable, and hasn't been able to sleep very long due to his coughing, chocking and just burning up in general. Because of his little short naps and the fact that when he's not sleeping, all he wants is Mommy to hold him constantly, I've missed out on my naps and night time sleep was more like cat nap demo.

So, last night I went to bed and when I got up the first time to take care of PC, Sir was just about ready to come to bed. He told me to go back to bed and he'd stay up and settle PC down. But PC didn't want to settle down. He was up every 15 to 20 minutes, and Sir would hold and cuddle him until he'd fall asleep. Then Sir would slip PC back into the playpen and crash on the couch for a few minutes before starting all over again. When I woke up at 5 because I needed to feed PC, Sir was still taking care of him. I'd had a pretty good sleep up to then, so I sent my knight off to bed and took over the PC vigil. It was so nice to get some sleep last night since the night before had been almost as bad for PC and I had been the one up every half hour or so. Sir says otherwise, but I still think that interrupted sleep is worse than no sleep at all! And my knight volunteered to endure it for me so I could get some rest!

Both kids are asleep now, so I should be getting to bed myself. Maybe tonight will be better, but the last thing I should do is waste the first solid chunk of sleep that's available. Good Night!


  1. Sounds like a real prince! Isn't it wonderful to have brilliant techy husbands? :)

  2. One of my friends is looking for baby number two advice and I failed to back up your email address so I'm telling you here. IF you have any spare time at ALL that you'd like to contribute to giving advice... here you are:
    All the advice you've given me was wonderful so I know he'll appreciate it.

  3. Good job Sir!

    ioi- I hope you got a good nap in and that PC will start feeling better soon! I am glad you got your lost information back.

  4. I wonder sometimes if the struggle is really worth the convenience!