October 3rd, 2006



Turns out, everything's fine with the hardware on the office machine... but the partition has somehow become deleted (unrecoverable). It's not a big deal, data-wise-- everything important is on another machine. But setting it up again with all the proggies and users is going to be a beyotch.

So, here's my question...

I purchased three computers at the same time. Identical hardware, set up with identical software. They all have windows 2000 pro. Forgive me if I sound naive in my simplicity, but can't I just clone one of those other harddrives and change the computer name or something?

I need a solution, fast, or else I'll have to fly to NY to fix this crap. Not that I'd mind the visit, but my plate is full already.

Please kindly to help?
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when it rains, it pours

So, on top of everything else, guess what?

Wait, no, that's not right at all.

Zack's mom is back in town. She hitchhiked her way across the USA from Atlanta. Apparently, she thinks she has cancer (though I don't know that she's actually seen a doctor about it).

This, by the way, is the same mom who kidnapped Zack a few years back. She's been appearing and disappearing since (never in person, though; only in phone calls). She's been admitted to hospitals and shelters more than once. Much of our news comes from the man she dated a year ago.

Paul says she seems to be coherent, and is probably taking her meds. I wonder what the last few years must look like to her, in her moments of clarity.

She'll be here in an hour or two. For all I know, she could be staying here tonight. Friends' kid is coming by, too (he's got several hours to kill between classes and wrestling, and we're a block away from the school). Not sure what we'll do with him.

The situation is freaking me out on many levels. But this isn't about me; it's all about Zack and his mom, and I'm glad they're reconnecting, on whatever level. Knowing this doesn't stop my body from pumping out adrenaline, though.

Paul just called me to tell me how grateful he is that I'm handling this with such kindness and open-mindedness, and seeing her as Zack's mom and not his ex-wife. He's still got freakishly good timing, that Paul.

I would like to take a vacation now please. Drugs might be helpful too. Why does everything happen all at once?
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Well, she's here, and she's very sweet.

She and Zack are sitting on the porch playing catch-up.

No worries :)
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