Saruwatari Ayumi (junglemonkee) wrote,
Saruwatari Ayumi
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Bad crap

You know, the Buddha says that just because you have gained enlightenment does not mean that you stop suffering. The same is true no matter what good thing happens in your life. I finished my novel. My sister came to visit. These are good things.

And then, this morning at work, the drive that holds 10 Gb worth of the files I've been working on for the better part of a year failed. Click. Click. Click. Like it had its little turn signal on. My hope is that I can recover that data quickly. If not, things get ugly, complicated and expensive.

This is not the end of the world. I told my boss and he neither yelled nor threw things. He didn't even stop smiling. It's just so frustrating. The real irony is that YESTERDAY, I asked our IT dept. if there was somewhere on the network I could back these files up because my computer was due to be migrated to XP. If they had just gotten back to me yesterday, this would have been a nonissue. Grrrrrr.
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