: Captain, the Engines Can't Take It!

Captain, the Engines Can't Take It!

Well, it hasn't been a happy few days at the Jersey Shore!  Yesterday morning, got up and as usual grabbed some coffee and began to check my email...

space (sxc)In the middle of returning a client's email my home office went on red alert...I was waiting for the Star Trek music to begin, at warp speed my computer began accessing the same web page over and over, flashing warnings and moving more quickly than it had since I downloaded Office Professional.

I was waiting for Captain Kirk, or at least Mr. Spock, to whisper some solution in my ear...but no, only my poor computer groaning and bleeping.  I had no photon torpedoes, my ship had entered the self destruct mode without the top officers shouting the code words!

I was sure the explosion was eminent...but then everything just stopped...frozen in time, like we entered a wormhole or something.space (sxc)

I gently picked up the overheated (and I'm sure exhausted machine) and took it to the computer doctor. He's not sure the old gal will make it, but he'll do his best.

So for now I'm back to using the old dinosaur, slow but steady!  I only hope the doctor can salvage my pictures and word documents.  If not, January 2009 really will be a brand new beginning!

Keller Williams
Atlantic Shore
Laura Giannotta


Comment balloon 13 commentsLaura Giannotta • January 22 2009 08:14PM


OH NO!!!!!! If only we found time to back up. 

Posted by Denise Gray, Realtor SRES, Wichita Kansas Homes (Realty World Alliance) about 10 years ago

Hi Laura! I would say this is a funny post, because it is!!.. but on the other hand OH NO!! It's not funny! So much of our lives, our work, our photos... are in the little machine.  I hope the computer doctor can save those for you.  That's a terrible feeling knowing what might be lost  :-(

Posted by Mary Douglas, REALTOR, Red Feather Lakes, Colorado (United Country Ponderosa Realty, Red Feather Lakes, Colorado) about 10 years ago

the dylithium crystals must have failed!!

Posted by Joseph Mazzei (Wholesale Mortgage Services) about 10 years ago

Hi Laura, spyware 2009 virus, I bet but the doc will know and hopefully she be as good as new.

Posted by Charles Stallions, 800-309-3414 - Pensacola, Pace or Gulf Breeze, Fl. (Charles Stallions Real Estate Services ) about 10 years ago


You didn't have time to get the shields up??  I hope Bones can get her back up and running..

Posted by Bill Risser, Fidelity National Title - Tampa District (Fidelity National Title) about 10 years ago

I did not know there were so many Star Trek fans out there!  Thanks for your kind words!

Posted by Laura Giannotta, Your Realtor Down the Shore! (Keller Williams Realty - Atlantic Shore ) about 10 years ago

Laura, you sure got a very good sense of humour. I have never read anything like this that reports a computer problem.

Posted by real estate real estate about 10 years ago

Thanks Huiting, I can find the humor in it now, but on Wednesday morning that was not the case!  

Posted by Laura Giannotta, Your Realtor Down the Shore! (Keller Williams Realty - Atlantic Shore ) about 10 years ago

Morning Laura,

Nice to see you retained your sense of humor through all this. What was the doctor's verdict, or is he still in the operating room?

Posted by Harold "Hal" Place (A1 Connection Realty, Inc.) about 10 years ago

Hi Laura:

Beam me up Scotty!

Have a nice weekend...


Posted by Toula Rosebrock, Broker/Sales Associate, Realtor, Lacey Township, (Diane Turton, Realtors, Forked River, NJ) about 10 years ago
I will keep your computer in my thoughts as we hope for a speedy recovery.
Posted by JL Boney, III, Columbia, SC Real Estate (Coldwell Banker) about 10 years ago

Well, after the Dr. is done with it, you may have been able to buy anew one with the fee they charge!

Posted by William Feela, Realtor, Whispering Pines Realty 651-674-5999 No. (WHISPERING PINES REALTY) about 10 years ago

My goal is to run a weekly back up, but it ends up more like monthly... You are not alone!! Very cute post. I hope Scotty can patch her up!

Posted by Betina Foreman, Realtor, C.N.E., with WJK REALTY (WJK Realty) about 10 years ago