Lights, Computer…Action

Hey I’m posting over at Chicas today, so stop on by if you get a chance.

I am so proud of myself. Last night, I did the unthinkable. I actually fixed a computer problem.

See. I had McAfee Suite 8.0. And I hated it. It takes over your entire machine and it ticks me off. I’m an AVG fan, so that’s what I use.

So anyway. Last year, when I went through The War and lost 220 pounds on my left ring finger, I decided to uninstall McAfee since it was registered to him. The only problem with that was McAfee didn’t want to go away so easily. I was left with this Error Code 7.1.015. Even though I tried and tired, I couldn’t get rid of the MFer.

So I was talking with IT Guy at work and he told me to email him a screen shot of the two errors I was getting and he’d help me figure it out. But when I got into, I decided to do a little research on my own.

After several Google searches and one phone call to Brother when I realized there was NO WAY I could mess with the registry, I found the information I needed. it was this little uninstall tool call McAfee Cleanup I needed. And so I held my breath, downloaded it and ran it. And TADA! It worked! I removed the offending software from my machine after having it on there for over a year.

Talk about elation.

And the best part was – I didn’t screw anything up in the process.

So I called Brother and told him the good news.

“That’s great.” And he’s all deadpan.

Oh thanks for that.

And since I was feeling so sure of myself, I decided it was time to get up my two new kitchen lights. So I played Electrician. The first one went up with no problems. The second one was a big of a pain in the arse. When I pulled it down, all the old insulation on the back of it was (a) stuck to the ceiling and (b) fell all over me.

Then the electrical tape was so old, it was literally fused to the damn wingnut thing-a-ma-bob. I finally got it all unwired and down. (And yes, in case you’re wondering, I did flip the circuit breaker to make sure there was no power to the swtich.)

Meanwhile, The Man calls me and asks what I’m up to. I tell him I’m writing my new lights.

“Do you know what you’re doing?” he asks.

I should have been insulted especially since I hung every other light and ceiling fan in the house (except for the two fans I couldn’t do myself). Anyway, he was kind of foul so we didn’t talk long and I finished my light.

I cleaned up and turned the circuit breaker back on and TADA! They both work. I’m happy but itchy. So I ran through the shower.

I swear I still fell all that insluation crap all over me and it’s making me nuts.

At any rate, the computer is running great and the lights look fabulous. And now I’m off to work.

By Michelle

I love dragons, castles, fairies and elves. I drink coffee, wine and martinis. Fantasy, paranormal and contemporary romance author. Proud Texan.