I woke up today to another beautiful Florida morning. Birds chirping, sunshine peaking through the drapes, the dog farting and The Lovely Wife looking lovely as always. Being as how I had no appointments today I adjusted my Temperpedic Craftmatic Adjustable Vibrating Bed into the upright position and grabbed my trusty laptop to enjoy an early morning stroll through ActiveRain.
After about an hour I pulled my aching body out of bed and sauntered into my office in my “jammies” to see what was on today’s agenda. Not much. Just a few follow up phone calls and some bills to pay.
So I decide to pay my bills first. I actually enjoy paying bills for some strange reason. I guess there were many years when I couldn’t afford to pay them so now that I can….it’s very satisfying.
Anyway, I click on my Quicken program and enter my password, then……BAM!!! I get a blank screen. What the……I start to break into a cold sweat! Where is my financial data? I fight back the urge to scream and reboot my computer to try again. Quicken……password….BAM!!!! Blank screen again!!!!
Folks, now I’m getting scared. Quicken has ALL of my finances. Business account, personal accounts, investment properties….everything!! And now I’m missing the last 18 months worth of data. It’s gone!!!
Then I remember…..I have a back up disc! My breathing levels out and I pop my disc in and……BAM!!! There’s nothing on it. It seems the problem occurred the last time I backed up. It said “back up complete” but it didn’t burn the info because it wasn’t there to burn.
Now I’m sweating big time. What do I do? How can I recreate almost 18 months worth of transactions? I wouldn’t even know where to begin.
So I do what any smart person would do……I call Jeff Turner!!!
“Jeff…..HELP ME!!” Super Jeff calmly walked me through a few things on my computer but alas…..we couldn’t find the data. I love you Jeff. Thanks for trying!!!
My next call is to Quicken. The rep I reached was very nice and we spent about 30 minutes trying to find my data on my hard drive. It wasn’t there. Then he said something that I will never forget. “Mr. Tutas we have tried everything and unfortunately your data is gone!”
Now folks……TLW said I started crying. But I’m here to tell you it was my allergies acting up. Now I’m not sure what I’m allergic to but it certainly must be something because my eyes started watering up. And contrary to popular belief GROWN MEN DON’T CRY!!!!
Anyway, as I’m slowly wiping the “allergy tears” from my eyes I hear a faint voice on the phone “Mr Tutas, let’s try one more thing.” I did what the guy told me to do and……BAM!!!! My data appeared!!!! He found it!! Right in front of my face, on my screen, was ALL of my financial data. I ran into my office and grabbed 3 disc and backed it up 3 times. I HATE redundancy but this time I LOVED it. If I would have had more than 3 disc available I would have filled every one of them.
So folks, after 4 hours or misery and a severe allergy attack I’m back in business. I have now set up an online account with Quicken so my data is backed up on their servers.
Now I’m off to Walgreen’s to buy some more discs, maybe I’ll get some allergy pills while I’m there. THE END!
Graphic compliments of Nick “Duh” Appraiser. Nick….we miss you man!!!!
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