Friday, August 22, 2008

after the storm


After the Storm
August 2008

My iTunes: Trumpet Concerto in Eb, Third Movement by Haydn

I have spent hours and hours trying to fix my computer. I guess the silver lining is that with so much practice reformatting my hard-drive, I've gotten pretty fast at it, but it is still a lengthy process. I reinstalled all my programs, re-uploaded software, re-downloaded TRA (they were so helpful!), did several system scans, spent hours working with restore iTunes, and now am to the point where I'm burning DVD upon DVD of back up files.

I guess you could say that I'm in the "after the storm" phase of this round of computer issues. Like with this picture, I'm trying to find little things to be joyful about, like the fact that I only lost 3 iTunes purchases instead of all 500+.

GREs went well enough -- I may not have to retake them, which would be a blessing. Surprisingly, I did better on the quantitative portion than the verbal, probably because I lost steam for the one verbal section. I like the instant scoring for the verbal and quantitative sections, but it will be a few weeks before I get the analytical writing scores.

Now I'm in the process of choosing pictures for the show on Thursday. I'm putting a few favorites into a set on Flickr, so if anyone cares to take a peek, I'd love some feedback!

Tomorrow is a crazy day -- I'll kick it off with move-in at 9:00, so I'm going to load up the car this evening...

5 comments:

Robert said...

Only you would say it would be a blessing to take the GRE's AGAIN! I'm glad the computer problems are being fixed. What a pain. I know. Tonights picture and title are very appropriate. Relax before yet another big day tomorrow.

Christy said...

hahaha... oh, no, I don't think taking the GREs again would be a blessing -- I think it would be a blessing to NOT have to take them again! Even I am not crazy enough to like paying ridiculous amounts of money to take standardized exams...

Jeanne Damoff said...

Sweet shot. I love raindrops on flowers.

You have a great attitude about your computer issues. I'm thankful you didn't lose much.

Robert said...

Before I left on vacation I saw in fb that you had a birthday coming up. And darn it now it's passed. Belated happy birthday. Hope it was a good one. :)

Anna said...

Pretty :-) You move in today!!!